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Statewide Campaign Aims to Mobilize the Immigrant Vote

What: Final-Five-Days push to get out the vote among new citizen voters in 2006 Elections, including
door-to-door precinct walking, phone-banking, voter forums, etc.

When: Friday, November 3rd, through Election Day, November 7th.

Where: Throughout California – see partial list below for local events.

Who: Mobilize the Immigrant Vote is made up of over 150 campaign partner organizations throughout
California and is coordinated by a collaborative of diverse organizations committed to supporting the full
inclusion of immigrant communities in the political process. These coordinating committee organizations are:

Bay Area Immigrant Rights Coalition (BAIRC); California Partnership (CAP); Coalition for Humane
Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA); Korean Resource Center (KRC); Partnership for Immigrant
Leadership and Action (PILA); Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN).

Why: Making good on the theme “Today We March, Tomorrow We Vote!” from this spring’s historic and massive immigration reform demonstrations across the country, immigrant groups throughout California have launched a statewide campaign to increase the civic and voting participation of immigrants in the 2006 elections and beyond. Dubbed Mobilize the Immigrant Vote 2006 (MIV 2006), the campaign seeks to make the most of the growing interest in electoral and civic participation among immigrants. MIV has had tremendous success, engaging immigrants in our nation’s civic process at much higher rates than the average native-born voter.

“We are informing immigrants who are eligible to vote to take their concerns about immigration reform and other issues to the polls. In this country, a community's political power is measured by its votes so it is imperative that we encourage the immigrant vote in next week’s Elections and beyond to 2008,” asserts Larisa Casillas, director of the Bay Area Immigrant Rights Coalition (BAIRC), one of the MIV 2006 lead- organizations.

The following local organizations are a few of the many that are holding a variety of get-out-the-vote events over the next few days, and we invite the media to contact them for more information:

In the San Francisco Bay Area

Chinese Progressive Association (CPA)

Contact: Alex Tom


[email protected]

Languages Spoken: English & Chinese

Filipinos for Affirmative Action

Contact: Chris Punongbayan

510-465-9876 ext. 304

[email protected]

Languages Spoken: English & Tagalog

People Organizing to Demand

Environmental & Economic Rights


Contact: Antonio Díaz


[email protected]

Languages Spoken: English & Spanish

In Los Angeles

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los

Angeles (CHIRLA)

Contact: Alvaro Huerta


[email protected]

Languages spoken: English & Spanish

Korean Resource Center

Contact: JuhYung Lee

213.434.4267 cell

[email protected]

Languages Spoken: Korean & English

Khmer Girls in Action

Contact: Suely Ngouy


[email protected]

Languages Spoken: English & Khmer

In the South Bay (San Jose)

Comité Cesar Chavez

Contact: Lucy Hernandez

408.605.6227 cell

[email protected]

Languages spoken: Spanish & English

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara Country

Contact: Robert Yabes


[email protected]

Languages Spoken: English & Spanish

In the Inland Empire

Center for Community Action on

Environmental Justice (CCAEJ)

Contact: Esther Portillo


[email protected]

Languages Spoken: English & Spanish
In San Diego

Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)

Contact: Abraham Aldrete


[email protected]

Languages: English & Spanish
In the Central Coast:

People United for Economic Justice Building

Leadership through Organizing (PUEBLO)

Contact: Ana Rizo


[email protected]

Languages Spoken: English & Spanish

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