Press Conference at City Hall

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 04/15/2013
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Location
City Hall Park
Broadway
New York City
at the Steps

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Who:   NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm, NYC Elected
Officials and Leaders of NY Coalition to Expand Voting Rights
What: Press ConferenceWhen: Monday, April 15th 12 Noon MAP

Where: City Hall Steps New York, NY 10007

Council Majority Supports
Immigrant Voting Rights

28 Council Members co-sponsor
legislation to allow recent
immigrants to vote

A majority of the NYC Council now supports Intro. 410, legislation that would restore the rights of all documented residents to vote in municipal elections. With 28 cosponsors, the bill is just six signatures shy of a veto-proof majority in the City Council.

The announcement will be made on Tax Day, April 15th when coalition members will protest the fact that one out of every five tax-paying New Yorkers has no voice in the decision-making process that affects their daily lives. This represents “taxation without representation.”

1.3 million noncitizen residents pay billions in state, sales and real estate taxes, the same as citizens, and they are responsible for $229 billion in economic output in our state. Yet they have no voice in how tax revenues are spent.

RSVP and more information at www.ivotenyc.org 

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