Who needs citizenship?

(A voice from Newton – promoted by EaBo Clipper)

In Newton, this may become less of an issue.  As you can all read in today’s Boston Globe, Newton is thinking of giving all Newton residents voting privileges regardless of citizenship.  Apparently citizenship is just not a big deal.

The argument is that they pay taxes (property, income and sales) just like everyone else.  Why shouldn’t they be able to vote on elected officials and local issues?

If voting isn’t a citizen’s right, then what is?

What does being a citizen mean?

Greer Tan Swiston
Newton citizen
www.greertanswiston.org

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