This November 8th, CFJ youth leaders, volunteers, and staff will contact 10,000 young voters of color across our regions to get out the vote!
As part of our #IAm1000Votes Campaign and the YVOTE initiative, our goal is to increase the voting participation of young people of color and flip the frame on who votes in California. People of color are the majority in California, but not among voters. We are nearly 60% of the population but only 40% of the voters.
At Californians for Justice, we believe that young people are the leaders we need to create the healthy, just and vibrant schools all of our communities deserve. Many of our youth leaders and volunteers are too young to vote, but not too young too care about their communities, schools, and the impact this election will have on their lives. That is why they are committed to get out the vote for thousands of young voters of color.
This election, we have the ability to vote on many important issues on the ballot: Prop 55 whether to raise taxes to support schools and local services and Prop 57 whether to change rules currently allowing youth to be sentenced to adult prisons. We have a chance to influence whether California prioritizes spending on schools or prisons.
Let’s Take Back the Vote!
Join our campaign! Make the commitment to vote, get friends and family out to vote, and volunteer with CFJ to phone bank or canvass at one of our regions.
Volunteer to get out the youth vote!
Fresno: Ph. banking, Thursdays (5-9pm); Canvassing, Saturdays (10-4pm). Contact Grisanti Valencia, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Long Beach: Ph. banking, Tues & Thurs (4:30-9pm); Canvassing, Saturdays (10-2pm). Contact Mayra Gonzalez, email@example.com.
Oakland: Ph. banking, Tues & Thurs (4:30-9pm); Canvassing, Saturdays (9-4pm). Contact Geordee Mae Corpuz, firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Jose: Ph. banking, Tues & Thurs (4-9pm); Canvassing/Ph. banking, Saturdays (10-3pm). Contact Angeles Rojas, email@example.com
October 10, 2016: First day to vote by mail
October 24, 2016: Last day to register to vote, Online or Postmarked
November 1, 2016: Last day to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot by mail
November 8, 2016: Election Day. Polls are open 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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