Congresswoman Malliotakis Releases Statement Regarding NY Supreme Court Striking Down Non-Citizen Voting Rights Law

(STATEN ISLAND/BROOKLYN, NY) – Today Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) released the following statement regarding the New York State Supreme Court’s decision to block non-citizens from voting in municipal elections. Malliotakis, along with her mother Vera, other immigrants, and local elected officials were plaintiffs in the lawsuit.
In December 2021, the New York City Council passed a measure that would have allowed more than 800,000 non-citizens to vote in municipal elections, making New York City the largest city in the United States to grant non-citizens the right to vote. The group filed a lawsuit to block the city’s law.
“This Supreme Court decision is a victory for preserving the integrity and security of our elections,” Malliotakis said. “I stand with the vast majority of New Yorkers who are pleased to see the court strike down Democrats’ shameful attempt to dilute the voices of American citizens by allowing non-citizens to vote. The government should be working to create more trust in our elections, not less.”
Banner Image: Citizens holding passports. Image Credit – Spencer Davis

Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis

Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis was sworn in on January 3, 2021 to represent Staten Island and Southern Brooklyn. Prior to serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 2, 2010, defeating a two-term incumbent. In the Assembly, she served as Minority Whip and the ranking minority member of the Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees. For five terms, Congresswoman Malliotakis fought to restore ethics in Albany, expand transit service in her district, improve programs for senior citizens, reform education and improve New York’s economic climate by reducing the tax burden on small businesses and residents. A cornerstone of her tenure was helping her community recover and rebuild following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in 2012. In addition to advocating for these same issues in Washington, Congresswoman Malliotakis is acutely focused on securing New York’s fair share of federal mass transit funding, which would go towards expanding transportation services and easing traffic congestion, while also championing public safety by supporting our nation’s law enforcement officers. Congresswoman Malliotakis is the daughter of immigrants, her father from Greece and her mother a Cuban exile of the Castro dictatorship. She is currently the only Republican member representing New York City in Congress, representing a district spanning the boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island. She is a passionate advocate for animal rights and the strengthening of animal cruelty laws, and in her spare time, enjoys spending time with her chihuahua, Peanut.

One Comment

  • Avatar R Martinez says:

    Listen. My family is Latino. We are citizens. It is not fair to have non citizens vote. That seems like a fraud.

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