Posted by on October 21, 2010 in Blog

The Arab American Family Support Center (AAFSC) and the Arab American Institute (AAI) hosted a voter engagement event on October 13th at AAFSC’s Brooklyn office. Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (NY-11) came to the event and stayed for much of the evening, speaking with local constituents and community members about the importance of voting. Representatives from the New York Board of Elections arrived early and set up one of the state’s new voting machines so that people could fill out a ballot (don’t worry--instead of candidates, they voted for their favorite dessert, pet, and sports) and actually go through the process of voting. This was an especially important presentation after low voter turnout and many reports of problems using the new voting machines during New York’s September 14th primary. 

In addition to registering to vote, community members were able to pick up Yalla Vote New York Voter Guides, AAI’s Park 51 Report, signs and posters for Arab American Democrats and Republicans, and lots of information on additional services provided by local Arab American organizations.

Email us for more information on how you can get Yalla Vote resources for your GOTV efforts and voter engagement activities.