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"New York City Making History-- Lower Voting Age to be Proposed"

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History will be on made on Wednesday June 8th

New York City council member Gale Brewer will introduce a bill to lower the voting age to 16 in America's largest city!

A news conference on the steps of City Hall is planned for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday to announce the bill. Later, at about 1 p.m., the bill will be formally proposed before the council.

Among those who may be attending is U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton!

This is NYRA's best chance EVER to make Americans nationwide aware of our efforts to give youth a voice at the ballot box. If you are in or near New York we invite you to attend the event. And bring
your friends. This is history in the making!

Even if you can't attend we need your help! We need volunteers in the following areas:

--Researching voting rights issues on the web
--Contacting high schools in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
--Contacting youth media (teen ezines, blogs, etc).
--spreading the word to your family/friends/classmates/teachers/coworkers
--spreading the word on the web

If you have any questions, if you want to attend the press conference or just want to help, please email us at

National Youth Rights Association

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