After city officials spent years fighting the anti-immigrant policies of former President Donald Trump, the Big Apple still has a lot of work to do on helping immigrants out, says mayoral candidate Shaun Donovan.
He calls for voting rights for noncitizen New Yorkers, among other measures, in a policy paper shared Thursday with the Daily News.
People with green cards “or valid work status” would be allowed to vote in elections for mayor, City Council and other local offices, under Donovan’s platform.
“Immigrant New Yorkers contribute to the wellbeing of our city, including our ability to distribute social services to our people,” the document argues. “And yet, they cannot fully participate in the selection of leaders that determine how those services are allocated and invested in.”