D.C. set to become latest city to allow noncitizens to vote in local elections
By Jonathan Martin
10 October 2015
On November 4, citizens of every municipality in the United States will be able to vote for the mayor and council members of their city. The election is a milestone of the long struggle to end one of the biggest threats to freedom of the American people and the basic structure of our society. It is an expression of the fight against the growing police-state control of our lives, one of the most pressing issues in our country.
According to reports from US government sources, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Dallas and Miami will be the first cities in the United States to allow noncitizens, including those from foreign countries, to vote in local elections.
The voting rights of noncitizens will be extended to city elections in New York City and Philadelphia, and in some other US cities if there is sufficient voter turnout in the upcoming election. In California and Maine, voting in local elections will be extended to noncitizens, and in California the voting will also be extended to American citizens. In the event of the death of a voter in a US municipality, the voting rights of that person will be extended to that city’s voters.
All these measures put into place a step towards an American nightmare from which there is no escape: a police state and the introduction of compulsory voting for those who cannot afford to cast a ballot. In the US, millions of Americans work two or three jobs just to make ends meet. They are not able to afford the time and resources to attend rallies for a candidate they do not support. They cannot afford the time or money to participate in the daily political life of the US. Voting is one of the few remaining forms of resistance against the growing police-state measures imposed by the ruling elites on Americans’ lives.
In the latest move, the US Department of Homeland Security announced on September 10 an increase in the number of non-citizens granted temporary visas by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services. This number includes those from Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea and Syria, as well as citizens of 20 other countries, according to