The home of the University of Maryland, College Park is considering a city charter amendment that would extend local voting rights to non-citizens. The proposal follows the lead of other small Maryland jurisdictions that have passed similar measures. While proponents say that participation in local democracy should be encouraged and available to more members of the community, critics argue that the amendment dilutes the meaning of naturalized citizenship. Kojo discusses the issue facing the residents of College Park.


  • Mary C. Cook Councilmember, District 4, College Park
  • P.J. Brennan Councilmember, District 2, College Park

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