Last updated on: 12/4/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

National Youth Rights Association (NYRA) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered from 21 to a Younger Age?"
Reasoning:

“The National Youth Rights Association believes American youth alcohol policy should recognize the inevitability of alcohol consumption among youth and seek to reduce the harm of that alcohol use, rather than unrealistically try to keep young people from drinking at all. Congress and state legislatures could enact any of many different policies, some already in effect in other countries, to promote safer consumption. The country should not dogmatically attach itself to any one policy or set of policies to the extent that it refuses to consider alternatives that might save lives.”

“Drinking Age,” youthrights.org (accessed Sep. 10, 2010)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The National Youth Rights Association (NYRA) is the nation’s premier youth rights organization. NYRA is a youth-led national non-profit organization dedicated to fighting for the civil rights and liberties of young people.”

“Who We Are,” youthrights.org (accessed Sep. 10, 2010)

Mission:

“The National Youth Rights Association is dedicated to defending the civil and human rights of young people in the United States. We believe certain basic rights are intrinsic parts of American citizenship and transcend age or status limits. As the world’s leading democracy, the United States should not lag behind other nations in granting first-class citizenship to its young people.

NYRA aims to achieve its goals through educating people about youth rights, empowering young people to work on their own behalf in defense of their rights, and taking positive steps to lessen the burden of ageism.”

“About Us,” youthrights.org (accessed Oct. 25, 2010)

Other:
501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation
Contact Info:
Phone
202-296-2992 x 131
Email
nyra@youthrights.org
Website
youthrights.org
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should the Drinking Age Be Lowered from 21 to a Younger Age?