San Francisco has been a controversial city for a while now. The famous California town has been at the center of numerous political issues in recent years.
Now, the sanctuary city is taking things to the next level. They are allowing non-citizens to head to the polls. It is a major move in this political climate.
"This is the first election under a new law that allows non-citizens to vote in the city’s school board elections. To date, only 35 non-citizens have registered to vote, although California allows voters to sign up on election day," according to The Associated Press.
Many have argued that everyone should have the chance to vote in elections concerning school boards. Advocates have said that non-citizens should be allowed to vote because their children are still part of the school system.
“As a parent myself and a former member of the SF Board of Education it is critical that the voices of all parents are at the table particularly those that have historically been denied a voice in the process,” said Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer of District 1, according to the New York Post.
According to The Western Journal, not everyone is in favor of the new system. An attorney for the National Republican Committee has just spoken out about the news.
“Voting is a sacred privilege and a sacred right of citizens. It should not be trivialized for political gain,” said Harmeet Dhillon.
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