Nearly 1 Million noncitizen immigrant New Yorkers will be allowed to participate in our City’s municipal election! Noncitizen residents pay billions in state, sales and real estate taxes, the same as citizens, and they are responsible for $229 billion in economic output in our state.
“We currently have 1 million unrepresented tax paying New Yorkers, whose interests are not accounted for by any government,” said Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez. “Our country was founded on fighting taxation without representation, yet this continues today uninhibited. For a group that contributes so greatly to our city’s economy and culture to not be represented, has presented a major dilemma that this bill seeks to rectify.
— Chung Seto 司徒仲菁 (@setochungster) December 9, 2021
#Breaking: The New York City Council becomes the largest city in the nation to enfranchise non-citizen immigrant New Yorkers.
— Ydanis Rodriguez (@ydanis) December 9, 2021