Did you know that nation-wide, only half of API’s eligible to vote are registered to do so? Many young people, seniors, and new citizens don’t get registered for various reasons–they haven’t been asked, or language and cultural barriers that prevent them from engaging. APANO is working hard to engage our communities this year. Our democracy must reflect the communities we serve.
Join APANO as we celebrate National Voter Registration Day on September 27th, 2016. This is a single day of coordinated action to register thousands of community members across the nation. Here in Oregon, we have organized local efforts:
- Mobilizing volunteers on college campuses
- High school outreach
- Promoting on social media
- Events planned in the Portland metro-area, Salem, and Eugene
Join us in our mobilization efforts as we register more Asian and Pacific Islanders. You must be a U.S. Citizen and at least 17 years old to register. Election Day is November 8th. I want to support National Voter Registration Day!