Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Yes on Four - Don't Fear Democracy

"Legal immigrants pay taxes, start businesses, take part in our local economy, serve in the military, and send their kids to school like everyone else in Portland. It’s only fair for members of a community to have a say in the decisions that affect their lives. Voting YES on 4 is fair because it enables legal residents to participate in the community issues that affect us all: reducing crime, improving education, and keeping our streets clean. By voting YES on 4, you are voting against taxation without representation." - The League of Young Voters
Question 4 on Portland's local ballot asks voters to allow legal immigrants who are residents of Portland and 18 years old or older to be allowed to vote in municipal elections. In order to register, legal immigrants shall provide proof of identity, age, residency, and legal status.