On September 17 NYRA made an unexpected appearance as part of the top news story on America Online’s welcome screen. NYRA-DC President, Laura Finstad, and NYRA Executive Director, Alex Koroknay-Palicz were both interviewed for an ABCnews.com article about lowering the voting age that appeared on the 17th. AOL news picked up the story and used it for its top story. Many of AOL’s 33 million members were introduced to the idea of lowering the voting age, and many saw arguments put forward by the National Youth Rights Association. Over 290,000 people voted in the online poll alone, meaning many millions more saw the story. Read the story here.