UniVote is our annual civic engagement initiative to get out the vote (GOTV) in the Pilipino American community. Historically, Asian Americans have had lower rates of voter registration and voter turnout compared to other ethnic groups. Case in point: the 2013 Asian American vote for the Mayor of New York City was not disaggregated.
Since 2012, through educational workshops with student organizations, door knocking, phone banking and tabling at community events we have registered approximately hundreds of Pilipino American voters and have accumulated approximately hundreds of pledges to vote. In partnership with APA Voice, a multi-organizational Asian American coalition, we continue to GOTV each year.
Where Do I Vote?
We're looking for volunteers to help us get out the vote (GOTV) in New York to not only get more Pilipino Americans to be registered voters, but also encouraging voter turnout so that our community's voice is heard in the political process, and politicians will understand that the Pilipino American community matters!
Are you interested in working for our UniVote initiative? We're looking for door knockers to canvass in Queens, NY and phone bankers for various dates before the election! Volunteers will be paid $25/hour for their efforts. To receive more information and apply to be a part of our UniVote team, please complete the application form.