APIAVote's Immediate Needs for 2020

 

APIAVote is active in a broader national coalition to fight back disinformation.  We want to educate everyone on how to identify disinformation and inoculate it.  At the same time we need to be proactive in pushing out correct information about the process of voting and deadlines.  We need those who are engaged with the community and active in spaces where they are sharing content to help us identify the disinformation. 

 

APIAVote & our partners have 700,000 households who we want to reach via text, phone and mail. They should be receiving our 1st mail piece in the beginning of October. We will be phone banking every day in Oct. If you want to volunteer or you're with an organization who's looking to host a phone banking party,  SIGN UP HERE>>>

Phone banking

Volunteers are needed to assist AAPI voters especially those with specific language needs. APIA Vote and Advancing Justice-AAJC will be hosting the hotline this Election Day and we are looking for bilingual volunteers in Cantonese and Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Hindi/Urdu, and Bengali. We are also taking volunteers for the English line for any AAPI voter to call for assistance. If you are interested in volunteering, please use the specific link to sign up for a 4 hour shift on any day from Monday October 19 to Wednesday, November 4. Please share this with your network and help us recruit volunteers. CLICK HERE to learn more.
 
888-API-VOTE Hotline
 

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ONGOING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Can you imagine a world where Asian Americans and Pacific Islander voters are informed and ready to cast their vote this November 8?  To get to that point, APIAVote needs your help. We are looking for volunteers to participate in a team to work on certain projects. Ultimately this will assist our local partners. If you have a certain expertise area, we may only need a few hours of your time to accomplish what is needed. Please consider joining our team of volunteers for the following areas. Use this form to note your interest.

Organizer: Assist in conducting voter registration drives, plug into our voter education efforts, and join our phonebanking parties throughout the next 3 months. 

Graphic Designer:  Do you enjoy creating infographics or images to be used for social media?  We are looking for those who also have skills to design campaign materials such as postcards, mailers, flyers or reports?   

Social Media:  This team of volunteers will be responsible for defining and executing social media strategy. Duties to include cultivating new communities and managing existing online tools such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media. This team will provide relevant content daily while tracking metrics and monitoring relevant conversations.  Looking for volunteers who have experience in  marketing, advertising, communications or related field and a good understanding of social media.

Filming/Video Production and Editing:  Do you have a talent to tell a story through visual means?  We are looking to establish a team of volunteers who are creative and can inspire and educate others about the power of the vote.  In addition, we would love to establish a team from different parts of the country so we can also start documenting efforts of our grassroots volunteer and partners.  We need volunteers who have 2 years of experience in video field production & video production, strong editing skills, and have the ability to perform advanced remote production functions involving lighting, directing and audio recording.  At the same time, we are also looking for those who are just starting out.   

Marketing:  Do you have experience in designing a marketing campaign?  If so, its time to apply your expertise in designing specific ones that will motivate potential voters by specific demographics: youth, seniors, ethnic groups, regionally, etc.

Communication/Press Team:  There are over 3000 ethnic press and a large percentage of them are focused on the Asian American community.  We are in need to establish a team to assist APIAVote in managing and developing relationships with ethnic press and media outlets.

Data and Research: Did you know that elections are now more and more about having good data?  If you have skills in acquiring, manipulating, and analyzing data, this is an exciting way to put those skills to use.  You will gain experiences with new datasets, learn new skills using voter data, and see how your analysis can translate into real-world consequences.

Translators:  Do you have the ability to translate materials into a specific Asian language?  We are looking for a team with these skills to review translations and/or to translate materials.