KALCA is pleased to announce the kick-off to a series of voting initiatives beginning this month until November 6, Election Day!
We will be collaborating with the MinKwon Center to coordinate activities such as registering voters, phone banking, door knocking, and conducting voter education workshops, and we need your help. If you are able to volunteer a few hours of your time during the duration of now until November, we need people to assist us with calling registered voters and going door-to-door to remind them to vote. We will also need volunteers to help us with setting up and organizing our outreach programs and workshops during which we hope to educate people about the voter registration process and the importance of casting their ballot.
If you are a high school student, you may be eligible to receive community service credit as a volunteer. This is a great way to gain hands-on experience in the political process while learning key communication and organizational skills.
Whether you are a working professional, a college student or a high school student, your help will be invaluable in getting more Asian American votes out this election year. If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATE
Volunteer opportunities (you do not have to participate in all events)
Door knocking in Flushing, Queens with MinKwon Center- Thursday, 8/30 from 6-9PM;Wednesday, 9/5 from 6-9PM;Sunday, 9/9 from 4-8PM and Tuesday, 9/11 from 6-9PM
Wednesday, September 12, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm – Phone banking to Get out the Vote, location will be in Manhattan
Tuesday, September 18, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm – Voter outreach/workshop for volunteers and community members, location will be in Manhattan
Saturday, October 27, time TBA, Door knocking in Flushing, Queens
KALCA 2012 Voter Engagement Interns/Coordinators: Hannah Kang, 2010 College Internship Program Alumna and Angela Choi, 2011 Civic Leadership Program Alumna
Message from the
On Thursday, September 13, New York will hold primary elections for state Senate, Assembly, and other state offices. We know you’re a registered voter. But what about your friends? In June’s Congressional primary elections, fewer than 10 percent of eligible New Yorkers voted. That means nine out of ten potential voters stayed home.
They say turnout will be low again in September, but we know that New Yorkers can do better!
You can help. Please forward this email to your friends and encourage them to register and vote! Voter registration forms
can be downloaded from our website. New Yorkers may also visit their local libraries or post offices to pick up a form. Not sure if you are registered to vote? Use the NYS BOE voter look-up to find out!