Teams of canvassers and organizers host voter registration drives in central Florida and south Florida for National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 27th. Full calendar of events below.
The events are part of a civic engagement initiative lead by the Florida Immigrant Coalition in partnership with RCMA, SEIU, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) council 7250 , Mi Familia Vota, Dominican Association of Tampa, Young American Dreamers, Hope CommUnity Center and the Farmworkers Association of Florida to mobilize communities of color to the polls this November and beyond.
According to the recent USCIS report published, Florida is leading the nation in newly naturalized citizens with a spike of 54% in the past year. Nationwide, 926,189 individuals have applied to become American citizens since this time last year, a 24.8% increase.
“Too many times our communities have been left forgotten by those who sought out their votes during election seasons. Now we build our electoral power to demand plans of action from our elected officials, as well as hold accountable those who only continue to oppress us.” said Daniel Barajas, Executive Director of the Young American Dreamers. “This goes beyond any election day, because our work is for our children’s future.”
By focusing on issues like Immigration and criminal justice reform, minimum wage, access to driver’s licenses, voting rights restoration and students safety and education, organizers, canvassers and volunteers have been encouraging immigrant and communities of color the importance of their vote in this year’s presidential, state and local elections.
“Our communities will not be persuaded by empty promises. We are actively reaching out immigrant and black communities to ensure all eligible voters have our families in mind when heading to the polls this November.” said Ivan Parra, South Florida Campaign Lead Coordinator.
Organizing teams will be present in Orange, Polk, Hillsborough, Miami Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and St. Lucie to strengthen community civic engagement.
On-site Canvassing at 6906 N Armenia Ave, Tampa FL 33604 from 12pm – 7pm
On-site Canvassing at 3899 Recker Hwy, Winter Haven Fl, 33880 from 4pm – 7pm
On-site Canvassing at 519 s Orange Blossom Trail, Apopka FL 32703 from 10am – 7pm
Voter Registration Drive, canvassing & phone bank at 1267 N. State Road – 7 Lauderhill, FL 33313 from 10am – 8pm
Voter Registration drive College-wide Rally at 11380 NW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 3316 from 10:30am