Posted by on September 14, 2012 in Blog
On September 25, Yalla Vote will be part of a nationwide effort to ensure that no eligible voter is left out of this year’s election. AAI will join almost 250 organizations from across the country, including Yalla Vote partner NNAAC, for National Voter Registration Day, with the goal of registering thousands of new Arab American voters.
It’s more important than ever that Arab Americans get to the polls and make their voices heard. It’s estimated that 6 million eligible voters failed to cast their ballots in 2008, and Yalla Vote was designed to give our community the resources to ensure it is not left out this year.
This year, AAI volunteers will set up voter registration drives in their local communities, and schedule phone banks through Election Day. Join us and thousands of other volunteers to help register voters on September 25! We also need your help in reaching out to Arab American voters in the coming weeks – phonebanking is easy and you don’t need anything more than a phone and internet connection. Sign up to volunteer with us, and don’t forget to get Yalla Vote t-shirts for your GOTV work. If you let us know you’re hosting an event at least 7 days in advance, AAI can send you a Yalla Vote package with t-shirts, signs, stickers, pens, and other materials.
Engage with us on Social Media
One of the most important ways you can participate in National Voter Registration Day and Yalla Vote is by keeping us posted on the great work you’re doing. Share your photos on the My Arab American Vote – Yalla Vote Facebook page, and tweet your updates using #YallaVote and the National Voter Registration Day official hashtag, #925NVRD.
New Organizing Institute Trainings
If you’re new to GOTV work or just want to sharpen your GOTV skills, be sure to sign up for some of the New Organizing Institute’s (NOI) free webinar trainings next week. Every day from September 17-21, NOI will host online sessions on everything from setting up a voter registration campaign to logistics to outreach efforts. To sign up for one or all of next week’s trainings, click here.comments powered by Disqus