With Supermajority Secured on Historic Municipal Voting Rights Bill, Immigrant Rights Advocates and Allies Celebrate And Prepare for NYC Council Vote on 12/9/2021

New York, NY-Today, the Our City Our Vote Coalition, led by the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and United Neighborhood Houses, were joined by allies, and immigrant New Yorkers in a rally at City Hall to celebrate securing a supermajority of 35 co-sponsors on New York City Council bill Intro 1867 and to thank Council Speaker Corey Johnson for scheduling a vote on December 9, 2021. Intro 1867 would extend the right to vote in municipal elections to roughly 900,000 immigrant New Yorkers with legal permanent residence status or work authorization.

“Pass the Bill Now!” Immigrant Advocates & Allies Bring Demand for Passage of Municipal Voting Rights Bill to Speaker Johnson’s Doorstep

New York, NY-Today, the Our City, Our Vote Coalition (OCOV), led by the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and United Neighborhood Houses, were joined by immigrants rights and civic engagement advocates and allies in a sit-in and rally outside of Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s district office to demand a vote on New York City Council bill Intro 1867, which would expand the right to vote in municipal elections to immigrant New Yorkers with legal permanent residence status or work authorization.

In Advance of NYC Council Hearing, Immigrant Advocates Push for Critical Bill Expanding Immigrant Municipal Voting Rights

New York, NY-Today, the Our City, Our Vote Coalition (OCOV), led by the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and United Neighborhood Houses, were joined by immigrant rights and civic engagement advocates and allies to demand the immediate passage of New York City Council bill Intro 1867, which would expand the right to vote in municipal elections to immigrant New Yorkers with legal permanent residence status or work authorization.