On Thursday, the New York City Council approved a bill allowing non-U.S. citizens to vote in citywide elections.
The bill — passed 33-14 — will allow almost 900,000 immigrants to vote, including DACA recipients, green card holders, and anyone with a work permit.
The measure will take effect in 2022 and will make New York the leader in expanding voting rights to noncitizens.
The council member who introduced the bill rallied on the steps of City Hall to say “This is important not only for the city of New York.”
“There are so many people in Texas and other places that they want to push our society back,” greatly hinting that she hopes New York inspires a trend of voting rights for non-citizens throughout the nation.
Good luck with that.