Vote Yes

Measure J – Let Non-Citizens Serve as Public Officials; Move to Gender-Inclusive Language

Santa Rosa

The ability to serve our communities – whether on a small business commission, parks board, or other entity – should not be determined by where someone was born. Immigrants and non-citizens are part of the fabric of our communities, and should be allowed to serve on boards and commissions. In addition, removing outdated language in official documents and replacing it with language that people of every gender can see themselves in is an important step to building an inclusive, democratic government.