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Nebraska may lower minimum age to hold state office to 18

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Nebraska may lower minimum age to hold state office to 18

Nebraska is considering lowering the minimum age to hold state office to 18. Currently, Nebraska "imposes an age minimum of 21 for state senators and 30 to serve as a governor, lieutenant governor or Supreme Court justice," according to The Associated Press. A bill introduced ...

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Some thoughts on Youth Rights.

In the 80s at the age of 14 (I’m 43 now), I stumbled across Unschooling and Summerhill in the public library. Life-changing for me. It sent me on a quest because until then, I was unaware of having any rights at all. I looked up ...

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Tobacco age hikes put ageism above facts

Most people would probably agree that tobacco smoking is bad, and that it is worthwhile to try to reduce its prevalence. But the recent trend toward raising the legal minimum age for purchase from 18 to 21 is the wrong approach. One indicator of officially ...

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The Nine Presidential Candidates Who Don’t Want Your Support

2016 brings with it another campaign for president (admittedly it has been going full tilt for months now), and that means it is time for NYRA to once again look into the issue of campaign contributions from young people. This is an issue NYRA has ...

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Here is a good example of *not* ageism in action.

Here is a good example of *not* ageism in action. The reporter went about this the right way. He showed support for the boy's cause by joining it in his own way. The reporter can't go to school and fight it in that arena, but ...

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D.C. go-go singer takes lead role in 16 To Vote effort

NPR's All Things Considered reported Monday, on the air and online, about how "unlikely advocates" are pushing for a reduction in the voting age in the District of Columbia. Michelle Blackwell, NRS said, is "not your typical Washington politico. In D.C., the 44-year-old is better ...

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#16tovote on the 16th – January 2016

Building on the success of last month's rebirth of the #16tovote on the 16th campaign, this month's event was the first #16toVote on the 16th of 2016. With 211 unique tweets, 177 retweets, 190 likes, we are already seeing some nice growth despite this one ...

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15-year-old leads effort to lower Jersey City voting age

Fifteen-year-old Mahsiah Imes of Jersey City, New Jersey, is leading an effort to lower the city's voting age in local elections to 16. The Jersey Journal reports that his effort "is part of a nationwide push to lower the voting age from 18 to 16 ...

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Several European nations consider lower voting age

Several European nations are considering lowering their voting age to 16. A bill to reduce the voting age from 18 to 16 in local elections is advancing in the Estonian parliament, while Ireland's Fianna Fáil party is calling for a voting age reduction in local ...

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Star Wars Might Not Hate Young People, But Viewers Do

*A few spoilers below, but not too bad In The Force Awakens, J.J. Abrams brings a volatile new villain to the screen: Kylo Ren, the latest apprentice of the Dark Side, plagued by fits of rage and the same family hang-ups faced by many characters ...

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The First “Underage” US Presidential Candidate Does Well in Green Party Primaries

History was made yesterday when 17-year-old Elijah D. Manley gave a speech at the Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention on Saturday, August 6, 2016, in Houston,...

BY Christofer Nigro
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Senator kills effort to lower minimum age to hold Nebraska office

Nebraska state Sen. Tyson Larson's effort to reduce the age to serve as governor,  in the state legislature, or in other state offices to 18 died this...

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Nebraska may lower minimum age to hold state office to 18

Nebraska is considering lowering the minimum age to hold state office to 18. Currently, Nebraska "imposes an age minimum of 21 for state senators and 30...

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Old Senators are Old

Check this out: List of current United States Senators by age According to that, as of January 10, 2010, only 10 senators are under 50 years...

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Youth Candidate Barred from Running

It is not often a political candidate comes along who challenges the norm; politics in general is a fairly routine affair. Then there is Brett McClafferty....

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NYRA-NC Fights to Lower Age to Run for Office

NYRA has joined the campaign to amend North Carolina's constitution to allow candidates under 21 to run for local office. Attempts by Zach Medford and Jonus...

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