National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Washington, DC
United States

APIAVote's partners across the country are celebrating National Voter Registration Day—find a list of events below and contact information to get involved! 

 

NATIONAL

#MyAAPIVote Twitter Townhall

APIAVote is joining 18 Million Rising at 3PM EST to discuss the first presidential debate and the power of the AAPI vote! Join the discussion by using #MyAAPIVote.

ARIZONA
OCA Phoenix
Contact: Sadi Chhoa, schhoa@gmail.com
Tuesday, September 27, 11am-1pm

Volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will hit the 
streets for National Voter Registration Day. This single day of coordinated field, technology, and media efforts will create pervasive awareness of voter registration opportunities- allowing us to reach tens of thousands of voters who we could not reach otherwise

Chandler-Gilber Community College
2626 E. Pecos Rd. 
Chandler

Estrella Mountain Community College
3000 North Dysart Rd. 
Avondale

GateWay Community College
108 N. 40 Street 
Pheonix

Glendale Communty College
6000 W. Olive Ave. 
Glendale

Maricopa Corporate College,
14350 N 87th St, Ste 185 
Scottsdale

Mesa Community College
1833 West Southern 
Mesa, AZ

Paradise Valley Community College
18401 N. 32nd St. 
Pheonix, AZ

Pheonix Community College
1202 W. Thomas Road 
Phoenix, AZ

Scottsdale Community College
9000 E. Chaparral Rd. 
Scottsdale, AZ

South Mountain Community College
7050 S. 24th St. Pheonix, AZ

 

Asian Pacific Community in Action
Contact: Vicente Reid, vic@apcaaz.org

Tuesday, September 27, 2-6pm
Pokemon GOTV Tournament
My Tea
4750 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix

Do you have what it takes to catch’em all and claim the #POKGOTV Tournament Champion title? Starting September 27, Asian Pacific Community Action will be hosting a 12 day #POKGOTV social media contest. The game coincides with National Voter Registration Day, so we’re encouraging people to register to vote and have some fun with this Pokemon Go tournament! 

The #POKGOTV Tournament is an Instagram and Facebook photo contest. Teams can earn points by taking selfies with APCA signs at designated Pokemon Go stops while they hunt for Pokemon across the Valley! Super rare POKGOTVmon can spawn anytime during the contest period. Selfies taken with POKGOTVmon are awarded 50 to 100 bonus points. POKGOTVmon sightings will be listed on our website and via social media. 

 

Arizona Asian Pacific Islander American Vote Table
Contact: Betsy Bolding, VoterService@lwvgt.org, 520-327-7652; Valerie Denogean, vdenogean@ywcatucson.org, 520-884-7810

YWCA
Frances McClelland Community Center
525 N. Bonita Ave.
Tucson

Tuesday, September 27, 10am
Representing with Pima Community College, The Arizona Asian Pacific Islander American Vote Table is partnering with more than 24 local organizations, to kick off the “Get Out The Vote” (GOTV) Campaign in Southern Arizona. This coalition will work to ensure that every eligible person of voting age in Arizona is registered to vote and casts a ballot this November.

Get Out the Vote Southern Arizona Coalition partners who will be represented at the event include: AAUW Casas Adobes &Tucson Branches, Arizona's Children Association, Black Women's Task Force, Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, Grace Temple MBC, Inter-Denominational Ministerial Alliance, League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson, Literacy Connects, Mi Familia Vota, Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church Social Justice Committee, My Girl Power Project, NAACP, Pima Community College Adult Ed. Civics/Student Leadership Program, Pima Council on Aging, Pima County Inter-faith Council, Pima County Interfaith Council & Education Organization, Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Tucson Metro Chamber, Tucson Urban League, Tucson/Pima Women's Commission, YMCA of Southern Arizona, YWCA of Southern Arizona,Civil Rights Restoration Clinic, Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona, Pima Community College and the Arizona Asian Pacific Islander American Vote Table (AZAPIA).

The focus of the Kick-Off Event and GOTV literature will be past close races in our own backyard, highlighting how the outcomes of voting at national, and especially state and local levels, impact the life of every voter and non-voter. Arizona is being taken seriously as a battle ground state by national political parties this November. This GOTV campaign partnership was convened by the League of Women Voters but it represents a wide diversity and significant breadth across our area. Each partner is implementing its own strategy to accomplish the campaign’s ultimate shared objective for Southern Arizona: To increase the number of people voting, ensuring that the voice of each individual in our community is heard.

 

CALIFORNIA
OCA Greater Los Angeles
Contact: Jennifer Chau, (626) 840-7821

Photo Media Campaign to GOTV and Voter Registration at Cal State Los Angeles
Tuesday, September 27, 3pm
Cal State Los Angeles
Step and Repeat that includes Get out the Vote, Voting Matters, educational ballot measure info, registration forms. The volunteers will work the photobooth section and the voter registration table. How to conduct voter registration training info will be provided.

 

FLORIDA
Asian American Federation of Florida

Saturday, September 24
Dragon Boat Race
Jacksonville
Contact: Rajat Sharma, rajatsharma01@yahoo.com 

Sunday, September 25
Sikh Society Annual Ceremony
Jacksonville
Contact: Rajat Sharma, rajatsharma01@yahoo.com

Tuesday, September 27
Asian Student Union
Florida International University
Contact: Christine Hwang, florida@apiavote.org

LCALL Voter Registration event, 5:30-7:30pm
North Miami
Contact: Winnie Tang, winnievhtang@aol.comq

 

IOWA
Iowa Asian Alliance and Iowa Department of Human Rights
Contact: Nu Hyunh, nu@iowaasianalliance.com 
Sanjita Pradhan, Sanjita.Pradhan@iowa.gov

Voter registration drive targeting grocery shoppers & distribution of voter education materials
Thursday, September 22, 5-8pm
C Fresh Asian Grocery Store
801 University Ave.
Des Moines

Voter registration at multicultural church serving refugees from Burma, Iraq, and many African communities
Sunday, September 23, 3-6pm
Zion Lutheran Church
4300 Beaver Ave.
Des Moines

 

MICHIGAN
APIAVote Michigan
Contact: Brendan Wu, bwu@apiavotemi.org

Voter registration drives:

Friday, September 23, 6-8pm
Plymouth-Canton Chinese Learning Center
43065 Joy Rd.
Canton

Saturday, September 24, 5:30 – 8pm
Yoni Ki Baat
VistaTech Center
Schoolcraft Community College
18600 Haggerty Rd.
Livonia

Saturday, September 24, 5:30-7pm
Chinese Association of Greater Detroit Mid-Autumn Gala
Birmingham Seaholm High School

2436 West Lincoln
Birmingham 

Sunday, September 25, 9:30am-3:30pm
Michigan New Century Chinese School
Schoolcraft Community College
18600 Haggerty Rd.
Livonia

Tuesday, September 27
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
Wayne State University
Michigan State University

 

MINNESOTA
Asian American Organizing Project
Contact: Pashie Vang, pashie@aaopmn.org

Voter registration neighborhood canvass
Tuesday, September 27, 12-4pm, 5-9pm
AAOP will be canvassing the Phalen-Payne area in Eastside St. Paul.

APIAVote Ambassador at University of Minnesota
Contact: Han Yong Wunrow, wunro007@umn.edu

NVRD barbecue co-hosted with Asian American Student Union
Tuesday, September 27

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
University of Minnesota
100 Church St. SE
Minneapolis

 

MISSOURI
OCA St. Louis
Contact: Caroline Fan, carolinekfan@gmail.com 
Lucy Burns, lucy.w.burns@gmail.com

Tuesday, September 27, 6-7:30pm
Curby Memorial Presbyterian
2621 Utah St.
St. Louis
“Know your Government” The Immigrant Service Providers Network is proud to present a community panel on local government and political engagement. Join the conversation to learn about Saint Louis City government and ways to be a part of the political process. Networking and refreshments start at 6:00 pm program starts at 6:30 pm.

 

NEVADA
Asian Community Development Council and Culture Shock
Contact: Jessica Julio, nevada@apiavote.org

Culture Shock is a nonprofit dance company based in Las Vegas. Dancers encouraged youth to register to vote, pledge to vote, and created social media posts on why civic engagement is important.

Sunday, September 25
Asian Community Development Council
2610 S. Jones Blvd. #3
Las Vegas

 

Asian Community Development Council, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, iAmerica, and Asian Community Resource Center
Contact: Vida Lin, vida@acdcnv.org 
Gloria Caoile, (703) 630-5200 

Tuesday, September 27, 3:00-6:30pm
Seafood City
3890 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas 

Local Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) partner organizations such as Asian Community Resource Center, OCA, and Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance are teaming up to host an event to acknowledge and participate in National Voter Registration Day. Our goal is to create awareness and to celebrate our mobilization efforts to register voters in our community.

 

NEW MEXICO
New Mexico Asian Family Center
Tuesday, September 27, 5-7pm
International District Walk, Voter Registration and Pokemon Catch
Van Hanh Temple
327 Georgia St. SE
Albuquerque
Contact: Kay Bounkeua, kay@nmafc.org

Tuesday, September 27, 12-2pm
Voter Registration Drive
999 Seafood Supermarket
5315 Gibson Blvd. SE
Albuquerque
Contact: Huong Nguyen, huong@nmafc.org

 

NEW YORK
OCA-WHV
Contact: Xin Zheng, xin.zheng@mssm.edu

Saturday, September 24, 2-4pm
H-Mart at White Plains
Westchester
OCA-WHV and Young OCA members will conduct voter registration and remind registered voters to
vote on Nov 8th.

APIAVote Ambassador at Binghamton University
Contact: Samantha Ng, sng29@binghamton.edu

On-campus voter registration at the Marketplace with Asian Outlook
Tuesday, September 27
Asian Student Union
Binghamton University
4400 Vestal Parkway E
Binghamton

APIAVote Ambassador at Cornell University
Contact: Scott Ho, sh896@cornell.edu

On-campus voter registration at the Center for Intercultural Dialogue
Tuesday, September 27
Asian and Asian American Studies
Cornell University
626 Thurston Ave.
Ithaca

 

OHIO
APIAVote
Contact: Tina Maharath, ohio@apiavote.org

Tuesday, September 27, 7pm
Voter Registration Drive with State Representative Kristin Boggs and Vietnamese Student Association
Ohio State University
Hale Hall
154 W. 12th Ave.
Columbus

OCA Greater Cleveland
Contact: Lisa Wong, (216) 264-6750

Tuesday, September 27, 10am
Asia Plaza
2999 Payne Ave.
Cleveland
Volunteers will be wearing OCA Greater Cleveland shirts and will conduct voter registration around in
the shopping center and by the grocery store entrance. We will also have a table for voter information including Vote by mail application, poll worker recruitment and temporary election clerk positions, Voting guides and information along with a "Ballot Box" to place completed forms.

 

OREGON
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon

Volunteers will table at the school lunches that primarily serve Juniors and Seniors of Clackamas High School. Our goal is to introduce APANO to the community, in addition to registering students to vote and get involved with our campaign efforts/work.Our efforts will contribute to the national effort of National Voter Registration Day-- a day to register as many folks as we can to ensure that every eligible voter are able to exercise their power to vote. We are particularly focused on the Asian Pacific Islander populations because studies have shown that our API communities have one of the lowest rates of civic engagement involvement despite our communities making a significant number of the nation’s population. 

Tuesday, September 27, 11:30-1:40pm 
Clackamas High School (West Campus) 
14486 SE 122 Ave.
Clackamas
Contact: Kathy Wai, kathy@apano.org 

Volunteers will be tabling and registering people to vote at the library. Many of our API communities, immigrant, and refugee communities go to public libraries and the Midland Library is one of the largest and is located in an area where a lot of our API communties live near. Tabling at the Midland library is a great space to register our communties. 

Tuesday, September 27, 12-2pm 
Midland Library 
805 SE 122nd Avenue 
Portland
Contact: Nista Shrestha, nista@apano.org

Volunteers will be canvassing during the two time frames in common areas of student interest. PSU has a large population of API students and because of PSU's location, this makes a great place to register our communtiy members and to recruit more API volunteers 

Tuesday, September 27, 12-2pm/2:50-4:40pm 
Portland State University 
1825 SW Broadway
Portland 
Contact: Yian Saechao, Yian@apano.org

 

PENNSYLVANIA
Asian Americans United
Contact: Alix Webb, alix.webb@aaunited.org

Tuesday, September 27, 4-7pm
Voter registration drive in collaboration with Coalition of Labor Women
Chinatown
Philadelphia

OCA Pittsburgh
Contact: Marian Lien, info@ocapghpa.org

Voter registration drive
3959 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh

In collaboration with University of Pittsburgh's big civic engagement event of Get Out The Vote, OCA Pittsburgh will be on hand to staff the Asian Pacific American table and help answer questions as well as register students and community members to vote. There will be dignitaries on hand to speak about
the rights and privileges of civic engagement as well as how important one's political voice is in the
governing of our nation.

 

RHODE ISLAND
Center for Southeast Asians
Contact: Kannyka Pouk, kannyka.pouk@cseari.org

CSEA is focusing on registering high school students at this school because it's one of the largest schools with a high number of Asian students in the city. It will be more effective to host new voter registration drives in the community and talk to students about the importance of voting and getting out the vote. We can also interact with the students and recruit them for phone banking, and getting out the vote efforts that will take place soon

Monday, September 26, 11am-1pm
Hope High School
324 Hope St.
Providence

Walk in voter registration
Tuesday, September 27, all day 
CSEA office
270 Elmwood Ave.
Providence

 

TEXAS
Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs
Contact: Alice Yi, aliceyi@me.com

Saturday, September 24, 10:30am-2:15pm
Voter registration drive
Lanier Viking Community Festival
Lanier High School
1201 Payton Gin Rd.
Austin

GAACC Field Day Voter Registration.
Saturday, September 24, 1-4pm
BAM Academy South
113 Industrial Blvd Suite #C-1
Austin

Voter registration drive
Tuesday, September 27, 9am-1pm
UT Austin Campus
LBJ library
Outside of library

Civic Leadership and candidates forum
Friday, October 1, 9:30am-2pm
AARC
8401 Cameron Rd
Austin

 

UTAH
National Tongan American Society
Contact: Lavinia Taumoepeau-Latu, ltmplatu@ntasutah.org, (801) 467-8712 

NVRD Voter Registration Karaoke Party 
"Volunteers will only need to bring themselves and also their voices to share with the community members." 
Tuesday, September 27, 11am-7pm
National Tongan American Society
3007 S. West Temple, H 
Salt Lake City 

An Asian American & Pacific Islander Community Event. FREE assistance w/Citizenship applications & Voter registrations.
Saturday, October 1, 10am-2pm
South Building Atrium
Salt Lake City County Govt Center
2001 S State St.
Salt Lake City

Voter registration drive
Tuesday, September 27, 11:30am-7pm
Pacific Seas Restaurant
1151 S. Redwood Road 
Salt Lake City

Teuila Women's circle capitol dinner/tour
Wednesday, September 28, 6pm-8pm
Utah State Capitol
State Office Building
Rotunda
450 N. State Street 
Salt Lake City 

 

VIRGINIA
APIAVote
Contact: Helen Li, virginia@apiavote.org

Voter registration drives:

Saturday, September 24 - Sunday 25, 12pm-3pm 
Shilla Bakery
7039 Little River Turnpike
Annandale

Saturday, September 24, 2-4pm, 4-6pm (Korean, Vietnamese) 
Kung Fu Tea Annandale & H-Mart 
7895 Heritage Dr.
Annandale 

Sunday, September 25, 11am-2pm, 2-5pm (Chinese, Indian) 
Loudoun County International Festival 
405 East Market Street 

Sunday, September 25, 1:30-4pm, 4-6pm (Chinese) 
Hope Chinese School at Marshall High School 
7731 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church

Sunday, September 25, 4-5pm (Chinese) 
Moon Festival Celebration
Northern VA Chinese School at George Mason High School 
7124 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church

Tuesday, September 27, 11:30am-2; 5-7pm
Halal Guys
2670 Avenir PL Dunn Loring Vienna
Fairfax

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
Edward Junsay, ejunsay@apalanet.org

Voter registration drive
Tuesday, September 27, 1-8pm
Northern Virginia Community College
Alexandria Campus

APIAVote Ambassador at College of William and Mary
Contact: Aastha Uprety, auprety@email.wm.edu

On-campus voter registration during Family Weekend
Saturday, September 24, all day
Asian American Student Initiative
College of William and Mary
104 Jamestown Rd.
Williamsburg

 

WASHINGTON
APACEVotes
Contact: Mitchell Chen, mitchell@apace-wa.org

In Washington State, APACEvotes will be partnering with other service providers (Asian Counseling and Referral Services, International Community Health Services, SCIDpda, InterIm CDA, Chinese Information Services Center) to table throughout our Chinatown/International District locations.

Tuesday, September 27, 8-10pm
ICHS ID clinic
720 8th Ave. S
Seattle 

All day long voter registration will be available at different locations in the International District/ Chinatown. Come down to register, chat, and start getting excited for the upcoming election!

10am-12pm
Uwajimaya
5th Ave S
Seattle

12-2pm
Hing Hay Park
423 Maynard Ave. S
Seattle

2-5pm
ID Community Center
719 8th Ave S
Seattle

 

WISCONSIN
Southeast Asian Educational Developmenbt of Wisconsin
Contact: Mayhoua Moua, mayhoua.seaed@yahoo.com

Tuesday, September 27
Voter registration drives at the following locations:
8-11am
Hmong American Peace Academy
4601 N. 84th St.
Milwaukee

8-10am
Lee Medical Clinic
7114 W. Capitol Dr.
Milwaukee

3-6pm
Hmong Town
8340 W. Appleton Ave.
Milwaukee

3-6pm
Phongsavan
6300 N. 76th St.
Milwaukee 

Wednesday, September 28. Time TBD
Lee Medical Clinic
7114 W. Capitol Dr.
Milwaukee