City Hall, NY – Today, the City of New York filed a notice of appeal indicating its intention to fight the Richmond County judge’s ruling last month invalidating Local Law 11 of 2022. The City believes that the judge erred in finding that the law was inconsistent with the State Constitution, Election Law, and the Municipal Home Rule Law, and is hopeful that the appellate court will reverse this erroneous ruling.

Speaker Adrienne E. Adams issued the following statement:  

“We stand firm in our commitment to empowering immigrant New Yorkers to participate in our local democratic process. With today’s appeal, we are sending a clear message that New York is a city of inclusion. We look forward to seeing the court rule in favor of Local Law 11 and the City’s appeal.”