1 IN 5 NEW YORKERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO VOTE: IS THIS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE?

Allowing all residents to vote is NOT a new idea; in fact, it has defined our democracy for most of our history. In 40 states, noncitizen residents voted and even held office for the first 150 years of US history. And here in New York City, all residents were allowed to vote on the school boards for more than 40 years.