Thursday, September 13, 2012

Our vote, our voice

Fall Community Service kicked off last Saturday with a voter registration drive through the Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community (CBCAC). Fifteen of us met at the CASL headquarters for an orientation led by Theresa and Xiao Xiao of CBCAC, followed by 2 hours registering a total of 20 individuals all around Chinatown. Shout out to Cathy Tang, who registered 4 people on her own!

Henry, the event organizer, reflects:  
Approaching strangers on the street and engaging their interest was something completely outside of my comfort zone but was a great learning experience. I learned a lot from the orientation itself as well about the importance of voting and registering to vote, especially for the Asian community in Chicago. I think even volunteers who didn't manage to register anybody had lots to gain from the experience.

 The shirt says it all.

 Packed room for an incredibly motivational orientation

 You know you're in Chinatown when.. start posing with peace signs haha

Who says bright green t-shirts can't look this good?

Super pumped and ready to register voters in this gorgeous weather!

Interested in being a part of this campaign to get Chinatown and Bridgeport voices heard? Join us for our next round of voter registrations on Saturday, Oct. 6! Stay tuned for more info :)

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