Asian voting project

From: Edward Cherlin <edward_dot_cherlin_at_etssg_dot_com>
Date: Mon Aug 04 2003 - 13:40:52 CDT

Voting Orientation Training and Empowerment (VOTE) Project

The National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium (NAPALC) and
SEARAC have developed a joint project called the Voting
Orientation Training and Empowerment Project (VOTE). The project
is working with the Cambodian Association of America (CAA) in
Long Beach California and the Wausau Area Hmong Association
(WAHMA) in Wausau, Wisconsin.

Both communities have high concentrations of Southeast Asians in
a voting jurisdiction, and the two organizations have a proven
interest in increasing their community's civic participation and
ability to work in coalition with other organizations, and the
requisite capacity to sustain a 30 month project.

Participants would receive training and technical assistance in
using census and other data to identify target neighborhoods for
exit polling, voter registration, voter education, and voter
mobilization. In addition, participants and other stakeholders
would be convened for workshops in Washington, D.C. and in their
city on related topics, including strategies, techniques and
models for building civic participation. NAPALC, SEARAC and
participants will work to develop culturally and linguistically
appropriate outreach materials, event templates and ethnic media

CAA and the WAHMA received mini-grants to help support local
activities, and technical assistance from the national partners
for exit polling during the 2004 elections. Both organizations
are designing a local project that would include strategic
mapping, voter registration, voter education and training, and
get out the vote activities. The work, of course, would be
strictly nonpartisan.
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Received on Mon, 4 Aug 2003 11:40:52 -0700

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