Call to Action: Conservative Republican City and State Delegations Come Out Against NYC Council Move to Give Voting Rights to Noncitizens
33 members of the NYC Council want to give noncitizens the right to vote in municipal elections. As long as someone is a resident of the city for 6 months at the time of voting, he/she can vote for Mayor, Comptroller etc. Permanent residents (green card holders) would have the same rights as citizens. How little do these pandering opportunists think of the privilege of citizens? This is not school board elections folks.. Conservative Republican members of the City and State delegation released the following today:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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May 9, 2013
The New York City Republican Delegation to the City Council and State Legislature issued the following statement in response to New York City Council Introduction 410 that would allow non-Citizens to vote in New York City elections:
“We are offended by the attempt from members of the New York City Council to give non-United States citizens the ability to vote in New York City elections. The right to vote and select those who represent us in government is one of the most cherished and important privileges of our citizenry. To extend this privilege to non-citizens not only devalues United States citizenship but is inconsistent with New York State Election Law which states that ‘no person shall be qualified to register for and vote at any election unless he is a citizen of the United States…’”
State Senator Martin Golden, State Senator Andrew Lanza, State Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, State Assemblymember Joseph Borelli, City Councilmember James Oddo, City Councilmember Vincent Ignizio, and City Councilmember Eric Ulrich.