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Ten leaders a-leaping to let immigrants vote

Posted by Joe Anuta in City Council, City Offices, District 19, District 25 on December 16, 2010 | No Comments

Ten City Council members were preparing to introduce a bill that would extend municipal voting rights to legal immigrants, but not all lawmakers are pushing for suffrage. The potential bill would allow the city’s 1.3 million tax-paying immigrants who hold green cards — and about 500,000 ?live in Queens — to vote in local elections, according to a spokeswoman from I Vote New York City, an advocacy group.


Ferreras, Dromm arrested at protest against Arizona law

Posted by Chauncey Alcorn in City Council, District 21, District 25 on June 10, 2010 | No Comments

Corona and Elmhurst-based immigration reform advocates, including City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-Elmhurst) and Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights), were arrested last week during a civil disobedience protest outside the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service building in Manhattan. Outraged by the ongoing controversy surrounding the state of Arizona’s immigration law, the protesters were among several reform [...]


State comptroller touts Queens’ economic successes

Posted by Anna Gustafson in State Comptroller, Statewide Offices on June 10, 2010 | No Comments

Queens is a bright spot in a state still reeling from the country’s economic recession, state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli told a Queens College’s business forum breakfast last week. “When I think of the borough of Queens, I see opportunity, I see a community working very hard,” DiNapoli said. The keynote speaker at Friday’s breakfast, [...]