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May 21, 2024

Dear Members of Congress, 

Independent Women’s Voice is the leading national women’s organization dedicated to advancing policies that expand people’s freedom, opportunity, and well-being. 

We support H.R. 192 which prohibits noncitizens from voting in elections in the District of Columbia and repeals the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act. This D.C. Act, enacted on November 21, 2022, allows noncitizens to vote in D.C. local elections.

It is outrageous that the nation’s capital extended the privilege of citizenship – the vote – to noncitizens. In doing so, the city diluted and minimized the votes of actual American citizens exercising their Constitutional rights. Congress has authority over the District of Columbia due to its special Constitutional status as the capital, and should put a stop to this insanity.

For these reasons, we urge all members of Congress to pass H.R. 192 which repeals the D.C. law and makes it explicitly clear that individuals who are not citizens of the United States cannot vote in elections in the District of Columbia.


Inez Stepman

Senior Policy Analyst

Independent Women’s Voice