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Civic Engagement and Voter Empowerment

Program Background

Since the 1996 presidential elections, NAKASEC has coordinated a multi-faceted civic participation campaign designed to walk first-time voters through the entire political process. The components of the campaign include: voter registration, voter education, voter mobilization, voter assistance, voter research, and voting rights advocacy.

COALITIONS

Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIA Vote)
The Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIA Vote) is a national coalition of nonpartisan nonprofit organizations that encourages civic participation and promotes a better understanding of public policy and the electoral process among the Asian and Pacific Islander American community. APIA Vote’s objective is to effectively engage the APIA community in the political process by coordinating outreach and educational activities and programs. As a part of the APIA Vote executive team, NAKASEC’s executive director EunSook Lee is currently serving as APIA Vote’s interim co-Chair.

For more information, please visit www.apiavote.org

We Are America Alliance (WAAA)
In 2006, more than 4 million immigrants and their allies in over 120 cities marched and spoke out for the rights and dignity of their communities. The energy and activism these mobilizations produced caught many by surprise, and had a significant impact on the public and policy debate. In the aftermath of these unprecedented mobilizations across the country, the We Are America Alliance was formed. This alliance of community organizations, immigrant rights organizations, ethnically-based organizations and unions recognize the urgent need to increase civic participation by immigrants and to engage them in the political process.

For more information, please visit www.weareamericaalliance.org.



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