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fyi: “Extending voting rights to non-citizens”

Yes! Magazine reports that San Francisco recently joined the list of jurisdictions where non-citizens can vote:

… San Francisco is one of the latest jurisdictions to expand voting rights to noncitizens. Others include Chicago, which grants all parents the right to vote in local school council elections, and six towns in Maryland that allow noncitizens to take part in local voting; Hyattsville, Maryland, also extended voting rights to noncitizens in December. New York City allowed noncitizens to vote in local school board elections until the city’s school boards were dissolved in 2002.…

Read the full story by Melissa Hellman: San Francisco Gives Immigrant Parents a Voice Through Noncitizen Voting Rights

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Ballot Access & Voting, Building Community, Community – Empowerment, Democracy, Minority Rights, Schools & Learning,

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