Every day, elected officials are making decisions about affordable housing, education, human services and more. People who have made their permanent homes here should have a hand in who represents them in government. Today, I re-introduced the Local Resident Voting Rights Act. 🗳
The legislation amends the District of Columbia Election Code of 1955 to expand the definition of the term “qualified elector” to include permanent residents for the purpose of local elections.
Permanent residents would be able to vote in elections for Mayor, DC Council, SBOE, ANCs, and Attorney General. DC has long been a place that has welcomed immigrants into our community, and it’s time to allow for their full participation in our institutions.
As more & more legislators across the country introduce bills to suppress votes of their most marginalized residents, here in the DC we are marching in the opposite direction. We are on the verge of Statehood & full representation for DC residents.
It’s time for us to expand & strengthen every aspect of our democracy. Thank you @CM_Silverman, @CMRobertWhiteDC, @CMCHenderson, @CMBrookePinto, @CMLewisGeorgeW4, & @CMCharlesAllen for joining me on this bill.

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