APEN is partnering with Million Voters Project–Join us!
In 2000, George W. Bush became our nation’s President because of 537 votes, changing the course of history forever.
Right now, in 2016, do you know there are 7 million eligible — but unregistered — voters in California? And, we expect 5 million more registered voters to stay home on election day, unless we take action.
You know the impact 537 votes had, and we continue to see and feel that impact every day. But imagine the impact one million voters could have.
Imagine what our schools, communities, and policies would look like if one million voters from our communities turned out on November 8th and beyond. Imagine living in a nation where all of us, not just the wealthy and powerful, are represented in our government.
Imagine what our schools, communities and laws would look like if 1 million progressive voters turned out this November 8th and every election day to come. Imagine living in a nation where all of us, not just the wealthy and powerful, are represented by our government.
This is possible. APEN and the Million Voters Project is building this future–Join us!
The strategy behind the Million Voters Project is simple: community organizations statewide working together to mobilize Black, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islander, immigrant, refugee, faith-based, formerly-incarcerated, and young voters.
APEN is proud to be a partner in the Million Voters Project. We are registering voters and connecting with voters who are often left out of the political process.
Our goal is to register 80,000 first-time voters by October 24, turn out more than 450,000 voters on November 8, and build to 1 million by 2018.
We did the math, and we need your help to reach #OneMillionStrong! Here’s how:
- Sign up and be part of the Million Voters Project here
- Volunteer to walk Oakland and Richmond neighborhoods with APEN and turn out voters for important measures. Interested?! Sign up here
This is about so much more than winning one election — it’s about changing the face of our electorate to better reflect the diverse nation we’ve become. By working together, we can win policy changes that lift us all up. We can rebuild our neighborhoods, support families, and restore the promise of opportunity.
Million Voters Project (MVP) is a collaboration of California’s strongest community-based networks: Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN), California Calls, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), Mobilize the Immigrant Vote (MIV), and PICO California, with support from the nation’s largest online Latinx organizing group, Presente.org.