COALITION FOR HUMANE IMMIGRANT RIGHTS OF LOS ANGELES
For Immediate Release: May 24, 2016
Get Out the Vote Efforts Focus On Taking Action To Make A Difference
Call center and door to door canvassing aims to increase participation by low propensity Latino immigrant voters in California
Los Angeles -- Voters who have stayed away from the polls in previous elections are getting an earful these days with phone calls and personal visits by members of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), one of the largest immigrant rights organizations in California.
"We want everyone to have their say in every election," said Diana Colin, CHIRLA's civic engagement director. "But especially for Latino immigrant voters, this primary and general election represents a chance to shift the balance of power and have our national leaders take notice of our issues."
Volunteers and paid community members are taking turns this week and the next to ensure thousands of low-propensity voters actually come out to vote June 7. The 22-station Call Center plans to reach 123,000 voters throughout California and dozens of canvassers are scheduled to walk precincts in Central Valley, San Gabriel Valley, Antelope Valley, San Fernado Valley, San Bernardino and Los Angeles weekdays and weekends, including Tuesday, June 7, Election Day.
"There's excitement in the air but only constant and direct contact with the community ensures we deliver on election day," said Colin.
Since its inception, the Call Center has reached over 535,000 low-propensity voters.
WHAT: CHIRLA get out the vote Call Center and door-to-door canvassing.