Youth Rights Election Results

Youth Rights Election Results

While the shocking upset for president is at the forefront of media coverage right now, there were several youth rights issues on the ballot yesterday that should not be forgotten. NYRA is very pleased to announce victories on a ballot measure in Berkeley, California to lower the voting age and a non-binding ballot question to…

NYRA-Twin Cities: Going Strong!

NYRA-Twin Cities: Going Strong!

NYRA-Twin Cities has been in operation for several years now. Amy O’Connell, President, has been leading the group for almost half a decade. Amy’s passion for youth rights came from her own experience dealing with adults. She was largely bullied in middle school and found that adults made the problem worse. She became involved in…

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

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, Texas. Elijah is the first “underaged” presidential nominee to make it to a state ballot – two states, in his case – of one of the two largest third…

The Texas #16toVote Story

The Texas #16toVote Story

Bryce Hall is the current President of the 16toVote Texas chapter located in North Richland Hills. Read more about what his group is doing here. One afternoon I was sitting on my couch watching an innocent teenager being detained on the news. His mom and step-dad were extremely abusive and he didn’t want to leave…

The Fight for Youth Suffrage

The Fight for Youth Suffrage

This is a transcript of a speech I gave to the Broward County Commission in support of lowering the voting age. The Commission is now supporting a resolution to lower the voting age to sixteen. Watch video here. The Fight for Youth Suffrage By Elijah Manley Dear Broward County Board of County Commissioners, Good Morning, My name…

#16tovote on the 16th – April 2016

#16tovote on the 16th – April 2016

@YouthRights Know what time it is?!?! Time for #16tovote on the 16th!!!! Saturday edition! https://t.co/3xNU00veb5 @YouthRights For those new to the tradition, we are about to blow up Twitter with news, arguments, facts & memes about lowering the voting age! #16tovote @YouthRights Maturity and experience are neither objective nor measurable. Thus supposed lack thereof is…