San Francisco will soon become the largest city in the country to give “non-citizens” the right to vote in local elections; setting the stage for a potential legal showdown with the Trump administration in the coming months.
According to Yahoo News, undocumented residents will soon be permitted to vote in city school board races in order to have a “better say” in their children’s education throughout the Bay Area.
To date, only 35 “non-citizens” have registered to vote in San Francisco.
“We’re in an unprecedented arena of animosity toward our immigrant community, and that has really stopped people from voting,” said San Francisco Supervisor Sandra Fewer.
“People are really fearful because the Trump administration is perceived to be very anti-immigrant,” added one activist. “There is legitimate concern that their information may be turned over to the federal government and that they may end up being detained or deported.”
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CALIFORNIA CHAOS: Plan to SPLIT STATE into 3 GAINS STEAM Ahead of Midterms
The proposal to split California into three separate states is gaining traction just months ahead of the 2018 midterms, with many voters agreeing that the Golden State is simply too diverse and large to properly govern.
The movement -dubbed by many as Cal3- calls for the division of California into three smaller states; each anchored by a major metropolitan center serving as the territory’s capital.
While the direct plan has yet to be revealed, many are calling for the creation of California with Los Angeles as the state capital, Northern California with San Francisco as the capital, and Southern California with San Diego serving as the capital.
“This is about people who want California to be fixed and saved and this is the way to do it,” the bids lead proponent told Fox News. “We have crumbling infrastructure, dirty water and failing schools. In almost every statistic, 49 states are doing better.”
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HILLARY WADES IN: Clinton Announces Fundraising Schedule for Midterm Elections
Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is preparing her political comeback for this fall; unveiling a slate of fundraising events to raise money for Democratic hopefuls ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
According to NBC News, Clinton is set to speak at major events in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York to generate funds for the DNC and specific candidates just weeks before American voters head to the polls.
The campaign stops are being touted as “intimate dinners with discussion” and will feature a meet-and-greet with the former Secretary of State.
A spokesperson for the Republican National Committee hailed Clinton’s speaking tour, saying the longer Hillary remains in the public spotlight the better the chances the GOP will retain control of Congress this fall.
“The longer a scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton lingers in American politics, the worse off House Democrats will be,” said Jesse Hunt, a spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee.”
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