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RELEASE: NAKASEC Begins Voter Outreach Activities in Virginia

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For Immediate Release
October 20, 2014
Media Contact: Emily Kessel eakessel@nakasec.org

NAKASEC Begins Voter Outreach Activities in Virginia

Volunteers join NAKASEC in phone banking efforts to remind Asian American and Pacific Islanders to Get Out The Vote for midterm elections!
 
Annandale, VA– Today, the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) launches its first phone bank with volunteers in the NAKASEC office. NAKASEC urges Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) to hit the polls and make their votes count in the midterm elections on November 4. Despite the AAPI community being one of the fastest growing ethnic minority groups in the United States, voter registration and turnout rates are among the lowest of all racial groups.

Phone banking will take place every Monday through Thursday until November 4 at or near the NAKASEC office. Students and community members interested in phone banking with NAKASEC can call 703.622.6219 (English)/703.256.2208 (Korean) or email btsogtsa@nakasec.org for more information on getting involved. High school students can count phone banking hours towards their volunteer hours for school credit.

For those unable to vote on November 4, Election Day, the final day to vote in-person absentee is Saturday, November 1 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

For information regarding early absentee voting for Fairfax County, please visit:
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections/absentee_locations.htm.

Find a list of candidates who are running at: http://bit.ly/varace2014.

Locate your polling place here: https://www.vote.virginia.gov/search
 
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The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) was founded in 1994 by local community centers to project a progressive voice and promote the full participation of Korean Americans on major social justice issues. NAKASEC maintains offices in Annandale, Virginia and Los Angeles, California. NAKASEC has affiliates in Chicago (Korean American Resource & Cultural Center) and Los Angeles (Korean Resource Center).