On November 9th, NYRA-DC chapter President and NYRA Director Laura Finstad appeared on National Public Radio’s “That Democracy Show” in Washington. The show featured young people discussing the benefits of working outside of the system versus working within the system. NYRA believes that a balance should be struck between the two. Laura managed to get in an insightful and well articulated comment pertaining to NYRA-DC and the voting age. Later on someone called in and mentioned NYRA, shortly after that a second caller, unafiliated with NYRA, called and spoke about the voting age. A lot of people, most of whom are probably young and political conscious, were listening to the program. A new member joined shortly after Laura’s comments aired and NYRA assumes that this is a direct result of Laura’s appearance on the show. This can be seen as a great success.

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