YEO Policy Books 2015 Policy Book - Page 18

The Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2015 Origin: City Council of Washington, D.C. Bill Name/Number: Bill 21-0128 Link: Click here Summary: In early 2015, the city council of Washington, D.C. introduced the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act of 2015 to extend voting rights in local municipal elections to all non-citizens in D.C. with permanent residency immigration status. Talking Points & Important Information: • Nationwide, there are at least 12 million permanent legal residents who pay taxes, send their children to public schools, contribute to a robust economy, and serve in the armed forces; however, in all but a handful of localities, they have no voting ri