A massive campaign to register 80,000 new voters statewide in communities of color, on college campuses, and in low-income and immigrant neighborhoods across California was launched on Tuesday, July 19.
CHIRLA (The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles) has partnered with five other state-based community organizations — the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN), California Calls, Mobilize the Immigrant Vote and PICO California — to create The Million Voters Project.
Tuesday’s event took pace at the entrance of Glendale Community College.
“This campaign kicks off at a critical moment in our nation’s history. People of color and immigrants in California have an opportunity to make their mark in history by turning out to vote in large numbers,” stated Angelica Salas, CHIRLA executive director.
The overall goal is to engage and turn out one million infrequent voters — including young people, immigrants, Asian Pacific Islanders, Latinos, African Americans and low income people — in 19 counties of the state by November 2018.