NYC Votes is partnering with community groups rooted in New York City’s immigrant communities to encourage foreign-born citizens to empower their friends and neighbors to vote in the 2020 presidential election!

The City of New York’s official nonpartisan voter engagement initiative wants to help 20,000 naturalized citizens register to vote by the end of this year. We’re asking for Chinese-speaking community groups to join us on March 14th for a Community Day of Action across South Brooklyn in neighborhoods like Bensonhurst, Brighton Beach, Sunset Park, and Homecrest. We will hold a Community Day of Action in Queens (Elmhurst, Jamaica, Queensborough Hill, Richmond Hill, South Ozone Park) on March 28th.

On this day, we’ll help our partners identify unregistered voters, hold voter registration drives, and provide practical information about voting through door knocking, phone banking, and digital outreach. This is a huge opportunity to make sure New Yorkers have a voice in this election. We’re asking community groups to join us for a training seminar prior to each Community Day of Action.

Brooklyn
Day of Action – March 14
Training Date – February 26

Queens
Day of Action – March 28
Training Date – March 11

During the training we’ll provide critical information and resources to help guide each group on holding a successful event—including data on neighborhood voter turnout trends, an organizing toolkit, and in-depth voter registration advice.

To sign up for the training, community groups may email Matthew-George Pitt at mpitt@nyccfb.info. Could you help us get the word out about this training?

Please give us a call at (212) 409-1785 or send an email to press@nyccfb.info if you would like to discuss this story any further with our public relations department. We appreciate your consideration and hope you have a great day.