Andrew Yang With Campaign Sign

Andrew Yang, former Democrat presidential candidate and current New York City mayoral candidate, said that non-citizens should have the right to vote while outlining his vision during a “reforming democracy” press conference this week.

Yang spoke alongside Democrat City Council Member Carlos Menchaca at the event. He outlined his vision to expand voting, which includes lowering the voting age to 16.

“Now how can we continue to invest in our democracy to make it better here in New York City. I think we should enable young people to vote starting at age 16,” he said, adding that young people “don’t feel like their voices are being heard.”

Yang also suggested expanding the right to vote to non-citizens.

“The second thing we should do is expand the franchise to non-citizens, lawful permanent residents,” Yang said, describing New York City as a “city of immigrants.”

Yang continued:

And immigrants from the core of so many of our neighborhoods and communities. There are approximately 6,220,000 lawful permanent residents, you probably think of them as green card holders, who are responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue. Their kids go to our schools. They supply many of the jobs that we rely upon. They should have a say in the future of their city. too.

“We can enable green card holders, lawful permanent residents, to be able to vote,” Yang said. He also praised Menchaca and City Council member Margaret Chin (D) for putting forward the “Our City, Our Vote” bill that “would enable this to happen.”

“We should enable lawful permanent residents to vote. This is their city, too. So young people, non-citizens, we have to invest in the mechanics of our democracy at a higher level,” he added.

Yang entered the spotlight during the Democrat primary race after making a Universal Basic Income (UBI) central to his campaign. However, at the time, his plan only applied to American citizens.

“It goes to citizens,” Yang said at the time. “So it would not go to undocumented immigrants.”

Yang received criticism from far-left Democrats last week after tweeting support for Israel during Palestinian rocket attacks. Some leftists even called him a “white supremacist.”

“I’m standing with the people of Israel who are coming under bombardment attacks, and condemn the Hamas terrorists,” Yang said at the time. “The people of NYC will always stand with our brothers and sisters in Israel who face down terrorism and persevere.”

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31 thoughts on “Should Non-Citizens Be Allowed to Vote? Andrew Yang Thinks So”
    1. Why stop with ILLEGAL ALIENS. Sign up every cat and dog in the US. Why bother with any criteria when we have morons advocating and pushing their agenda of power and control

  1. Being a citizen and voting is one and the same no on non citizens voting. Take the time and effort it takes for the privilege of voting it’s a rite and privilege along with the responsibilities of voting its not that hard to do to make the commitment

  2. Yang is a Commie! Can I go to another country and vote in their election without being a citizen? I dont think so! Leave thing as they are , Idiots! Kids at 16 dont know what life is about yet. You must be a citizen , and an adult! To hell with Yangs way of thinking! Get rid of him!

    1. Andrew Yang Needs A Hobby. Unfortunately, Mayor of New York is Not Hobby. Yang may have partaken in too much Marijuana.

  3. NON CITIZENS SHOULD NOT VOTE… 16 YEAR OLDS ARE NOT INFORMED OR DON’T HAVE THE COGNATIVE ABILITY TO MAKE SUCH IMPORTANT DECISIONS.

  4. Hell no! They are not legal citizens but ILLEGAL people that broke the USA Laws. Why would you want to reward them with the ability to vote. Are you FUBR or something. What a DUMB ass idea! Yang dang DA putang!

  5. No way in hell. By entering the USA, they broke the law(s). They pay for nothing, but expect they are provided or given everything, but at the expense of the real tax payors.

    Andrew Yang is just another Democrat from New York. Look at what they have now. He would be more of the same. Control by a weak President, a Federal Congress made up of old men and women, and then he expects the voters to respect him enough to elect him as mayor of NYC.

  6. -16-year-old children should not vote until they become adults at 18. Most do not know enough about the politicians, what they stand for, and are heavily influenced by biased teachers.

    -In fact, 18-year-olds, most who have not worked a full-time job (not part-time) for over a year, lived on their own, and paid all their own expenses, do not have enough life experience to make informed decisions on important matters like the best politician to be voted into office.

    -I would be in favor of RAISING THE VOTING age to 22, or 25, when HS graduates have worked for a few years, and college students have graduated.

    -Non-citizens, of course, do not deserve to vote until they become legal Americans. That is how it is in all other countries. Non-citizens, prioritize the country they came from and do not have the U.S. best interests in mind.

    -In fact, dual citizens voting should be revisited, as they also, may not have the U.S. best interests in mind as they share their loyalties with another country.

  7. -No, non-citizens, of course, do not deserve to vote until they become legal Americans. That is how it is in all other countries. Non-citizens, prioritize the country they came from and do not have the U.S. best interests in mind.

    -In fact, dual citizens voting should be revisited, as they also, may not have the U.S. best interests in mind as they share their loyalties with another country.

    -16-year-old children should not vote until they become adults at 18. Most do not know enough about the politicians, what they stand for, and are heavily influenced by biased teachers.

    -In fact, 18-year-olds, most who have not worked a full-time job (not part-time) for over a year, lived on their own, and paid all their own expenses, do not have enough life experience to make informed decisions on important matters like the best politician to be voted into office.

    -I would be in favor of RAISING THE VOTING age to 22, or 25, when HS graduates have worked for a few years, and college students have graduated.

  8. -No, non-citizens, do not deserve to vote until they become legal Americans. That is how it is in all other countries. Non-citizens, prioritize the country they came from and do not have the U.S. best interests in mind.

    -In fact, dual citizens voting should be revisited, as they also, may not have the U.S. best interests in mind as they share their loyalties with another country.

    -16-year-old children should not vote until they become adults at 18. Most do not know enough about the politicians, what they stand for, and are heavily influenced by biased teachers.

    -In fact, 18-year-olds, most who have not worked a full-time job (not part-time) for over a year, lived on their own, and paid all their own expenses, do not have enough life experience to make informed decisions on important matters like the best politician to be voted into office.

    -I would be in favor of RAISING THE VOTING age to 22, or 25, when HS graduates have worked for a few years, and college students have graduated.

  9. That’s why we’re in this mess!
    They voted in our 2020 election.
    And canceled out ligament voting.
    Biden is not my president.

  10. Absolutely Not! Never! They are not citizens of the United States. Also, I agree with the others and what happened in 2020. That mess will never be figured out.

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