The Haitian Times
Bridging the gap
NEW YORK — The New York City Council has paved the way for some non-citizen residents to vote in local elections, a move that could apply to over 23,000 Haitians in the city.
“This is a big win for New Yorkers, this is a big win for the immigrant community,” said Lovely Pierre, a Canarsie resident who serves fellow immigrants through a local church. Pierre said job development and education are issues that could bring new voters to the polls.
“You’re talking about, for Haitian immigrants, professional opportunities, job development,” said Pierre, who is married with three children. “If I can get my kids a good education, that’s even better.”
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Sam is a reporter for The Haitian Times and a 2020 Report for America corps member. He has covered Haiti and its diaspora since 2018. His work has also appeared in USA Today, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Haiti Liberte. Sam can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @sambojarski.
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by Sam Bojarski, The Haitian Times
January 3, 2022
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