New York City Lawmakers Pass Bill Giving Noncitizens Right to Vote

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(Worthy News) – Noncitizens in New York City would gain the right to vote in municipal elections under a measure approved Thursday by the City Council that would give access to the ballot box to 800,000 green card holders and so-called .

Only a potential veto from Mayor Bill de Blasio stood in the way of the measure becoming law, but the has said he would not veto it. It’s unclear whether the bill would face legal challenges.

The council’s vote was a historic moment for an effort that had long languished. [ Source: VOA News (Read More…) ]

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