Immigrant Voting Rights
Widely practiced during the first 150 years of U.S. history, the expansion of voting rights to noncitizens is undergoing a revival in communities across the country today. I conduct research about past and current immigrant voting laws and practices; work with immigrant advocates, voting rights groups, unions, faith-based organizations, academics and policy makers to foster immigrant integration and government responsiveness and accountability. I’m a founding member of the Coalition to Expand Voting Rights in New York City, a broad group of community based organizations that advocates to restore immigrant voting rights, and work with local stakeholders in San Francisco to implement a new local law that gives noncitizen parents voting rights in school boards elections.
I am the Director of Political Action of the faculty union (CFA) of San Francisco State University.