Lawsuits against NYC’s Foreign Citizen Voting aka Local Law 11
Defendant’s attorney Jerry Goldfederer has filed an Order to Show Cause for a Stay of Discovery, Order to Cure Judiciary Law §470 Violation, Consolidation, and Joinder of Necessary Parties to be heard 3 pm on July 13, 2022. The discussion is to continue 9:30 on July 29, 2022 at the Richmond County Supreme Court, 26 Central Avenue, Room 420.
New York City Council passed Int A1867-2020 on December 9, 2021 allowing lawful permanent residents and persons authorized to work in the United States in New York city to participate in municipal elections..
Allowing lawful permanent residents and persons authorized to work in the United States in New York city to participate in municipal elections.
Amended and Coupled on General Orders
Council Member Gjonaj’s Motion to Recommit Int. No. 1867-A back to Committee was defeated by a vote of 14-35-0: Affirmative: CMs Carr, Cornegy, R. Diaz, Gennaro, Gjonaj, Grodenchik, Holden, Maisel, Ulrich, Vallone, Vernikov, Yeger, the Minority Leader (Council Member Borelli), and the Majority Leader (Council Member Cumbo) – 14. Negative: CMs Adams, Ampry-Samuel, Ayala, Barron, Brannan, Brooks-Powers, Caban, Chin, D. Diaz, Dinowitz, Dromm, Eugene, Feliz, Gibson, Kallos, Koo, Koslowitz, Lander, Levin, Levine, Louis, Menchaca, Miller, Moya, Powers, Reynoso, Riley, Rivera, Rodriguez, Rose, Rosenthal, Salamanca, Treyger, Van Bramer, and the Speaker (Council Member Johnson) – 35.
Approved by Council
A motion was made that this Introduction be Approved by Council approved by Roll Call.
It was not vetoed by Mayors Bill de Blasio nor Eric Adams, thus became law automatically on January 9, 2022. The 2 lawsuits followed.