Campaign To Increase Latino & Asian Vote In Arkansas

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ARKANSAS (KFSM)- The Arkansas United Community Coalition (AUCC) has a mission to double the Latino and Asian vote in the state since the 2010 elections. The campaign is called “Do It Again!”

Their goal is to get 50,000 registered Latinos and Asians voters to cast ballots in this election, according to Mireya Reith, AUCC’s executive director.

Reith said they have teams in every congressional district in the state. AUCC doesn’t have a party affiliation, she said.

Volunteers are knocking on doors and making phone calls to encourage voters to go to the polls.

“One of the things we learned is that they don’t go vote because they don’t have information and we want to provide them with that,” Reith said.

On Monday (Oct. 27), the organization plans to launch a short YouTube video titled, “Turn Out for What?”

AUCC is a nonprofit that supports nonpartisan, civic participation and speaks out for the rights of Arkansas immigrants and their families.

Latino & Asian voters who cast ballots:

  • 2008 election: 8,000 voted.
  • 2010 election: 15,000 voted
  • 2012 election” 35,000 voted.

Data provided by the private company State Voices.

AUCC

Arkansas United Community Coalition team.

3 comments

    • Arnold fudpucker

      Legal being the key word. The way those numbers pretty much double every two years speaks more of invasion than anything else.

  • Emily

    You have to be a citizen to vote, which you would know if you had to go through naturalization. Use your brain. Actually I’m beginning to think all citizens should have to pass the naturalization test before they can vote. It might help weed out some of the ignorant voters.

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