Soon to join the strong DC Area NYRA network, a Montgomery County, Maryland chapter is in the works. NYRA member, Chris Apple, is finding support and setting up the inaugural meeting of NYRA-MC now. Chris began a petition drive this year called the Petition of Voices to push the Board of Education for adequate representation for students accused of violating a school regulation. It was this student rights petition that led Chris to NYRA and to begin forming NYRA-MC. Chris intends to help NYRA-DC campaign for a lowered voting age in Takoma Park this summer, and pick up the Petition of Voices with vigor again in the fall. All Montgomery County, MD residents are encouraged to sign the petition.