PO Box 101268
Arlington, VA 22210
APIAVote will work with local partners to implement a comprehensive and culturally and linguistically appropriate voter education, engagement and voter contact program. Voter Education will include, but not be limited to, rights of voters, nonpartisan policy summaries and analysis of public policy anddinitiatives, and information on policy stance by candidates.
APIAVote is currently in 14 states for the 2008 election cycle, working with nonprofits and coalitions and helping them incorporate civic and voter engagement into their existing frameworks. Based on the successes of 2004 and 2006, APIAVote began to assess leadership, coalition, and organizational infrastructure between our local partners and national partners.
With these assessments, APIAVote has developed organizing models that will strengthen and enhance partnership roles between APIAVote’s relationship with national and local organizations and coalitions. Through research, local and national surveys, and interviews, APIAVote has developed an approach to community and electoral organizing that merge the best of both practices as the integration of local and national priorities and goals began to take shape.
Developing an approach to organizing inclusive of the national and local levels and of AAPIs’ diversity and experience, is what led APIAVote to redefine its alignment with local and national partners. With these new relationships APIAVote for 2008 has created and implemented strategic joint program initiatives that will strengthen the framework and infrastructure for long term engagement.