Saturday, May 11, 2013

Right to Vote Seen Close to Reality for NYC Legal Residents

By Voices of NY, El Diario La Prensa, Queens Latino
Translated by Emily Leavitt from Spanish

Both El Diario La Prensa and Queens Latino covered a proposed bill being discussed in the City Council this week which will give legal residents the right to vote in municipal elections, including the race for mayor later this year. The articles are excerpted and translated below.

The Queens Latino story by Javier CastaƱo, headlined “The Right to Vote for Legal Residents Becomes a Reality in NYC,” was the most optimistic of the two, assuring readers that the measure is a shoo-in.

"After a 10-year struggle, the right to vote in municipal elections is starting to become a reality for legal residents. This Thursday, May 9, at 1 p.m. the City Council will hold the first public hearing on the measure." [...]

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