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  • Proposal allows legal immigrants to vote in Brookline

    Proposal allows legal immigrants to vote in Brookline

    BROOKLINE, Mass. – The town of Brookline overwhelmingly approved a measure Wednesday that would allow legal immigrants to vote. The proposal was approved after residents debated the issue for about an hour at a town meeting. If it is approved by the state, the measure would allow immigrants who are at least 18-years-old, and have […]

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  • Voting rights on agenda – Proposal gives say to immigrants

    Voting rights on agenda – Proposal gives say to immigrants

    BROOKLINE By Brock Parker – Globe Correspondent / September 30, 2010 Upset by the fear and anger she hears in the national conversation about immigration, Brookline resident Rebecca Stone is hoping a long-shot proposal will send a different message to many of her foreign-born neighbors. Stone, Brookline’s School Committee chairwoman, is asking Town Meeting this […]

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  • Proposal would allow non-U.S. citizens to vote in Brookline local elections

    Proposal would allow non-U.S. citizens to vote in Brookline local elections

    Brookline legal residents who aren’t U.S. citizens could secure the right to vote in local elections, if Town Meeting members and state lawmakers back a proposal filed by the town’s school committee chairwoman. Full Article

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