In New York City, 1.7 million citizens--one out of four citizens citywide--are naturalized. But neighborhoods with large immigrant populations consistently have lower rates of voter participation. We need your help to eliminate this gap, and ensure that the voices of immigrant New Yorkers are heard in our upcoming elections.
Our goal is to register and engage 20,000 new voters by the end of 2020. We are working with community partners in neighborhoods with robust immigrant communities to identify and engage unregistered voters. Together, we’ll hold voter registration drives and canvassing events and conduct get-out-the-vote efforts through door knocking, phone banking, and digital outreach.
Host a Day of Action
Hosting a Day of Action is a great way to get out and make a difference in your community by registering new voters and encouraging your neighbors to vote in upcoming elections. We put together a toolkit with tips, checklists, and research-backed best practices to help you plan a successful event. Download our toolkit to get started planning your Day of Action.
Download a customizable poster to help promote your Day of Action or other organizing events.
We’ve done a deep dive into the data on voter participation, with a focus on New York City neighborhoods with especially large communities of naturalized citizens and low voter turnout. Our Community Profiles are tailored, highly visual reports that can help you target your outreach efforts and uncover the factors behind low engagement in your community. Access and download all of the profiles here.
Get up to speed on everything you need to know to register and engage new voters in your community. Once you sign up to get involved, you’ll receive information about upcoming in-person events, but our online training is available anytime, anywhere. Get online training on how to register and engage voters.