Saturday, November 17, 2007

Get Out and Vote

Last night 30 members of the Seattle API community came to CISC to learn from Pabitra Benjamin of APIAVote in Washington, DC how to organize our friends and neighbors in advance of the 2008 elections.

This workshop was hosted by ROAR (Raising our Asian Pacific Islander Representation), a grassroots group of local community activists working to expand the infrastructure for non-presidential elections by informing voters about every single race and important ballot measures.

Engaging infrequent voters, limited English speaking voters, and younger voters is a goal that will be accomplished through a series of monthly workshops throughout 2008 and beyond, according to Nadine Shiroma.

A new exhibition focused on API voting will be also be featured at the Wing Luke Asian Museum when it reopens in its new space next May. To participate in this project, contact Joshua Heim at the museum.

To find out more about ROAR and participate in these exciting workshops, contact George Cheung.

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