Forty one members of the community have gathered this afternoon to receive their last-minute instructions on how to talk to voters, what propositions to highlight (Props. 55, 56, and 57) and how to respond to all the large and small questions voters will have.
It’s the start of an exciting but focused effort to reach out to thousands of voters throughout California and the CHIRLA Civic Engagement program, led by Diana Colin, is full steam ahead.
All these volunteer phone bankers have made it their priority starting June 15 through November 8 to contact around 3,000 voters a day to ensure election day Latino and immigrant representation at the polls is strong and loud.
As the picture above shows, Eliseo, Brenda, Maria, Lucy and Dionora are a few of the bilingual group of the volunteer phone bankers who come to the CHIRLA call center every day starting at 11 am through 8 pm.
There is no rest for the wary, except small breaks for coffee and checking their cell phones for messages. That’s the commitment from these community members, which include US-born citizens, naturalized citizens, legal permanent residents, DACA recipients, and undocumented immigrants.
Volunteers remind voters that other family members who have not yet registered to vote can do so by the October 24, 2016 deadline in California. The link to register to vote is: http://rtvote.com/2aDTlp1
The Call Center is operational Monday – Thursday (11 am – 8 pm), Friday’s CLOSED, Saturday (10 am – 1 pm), and Sunday (4 pm – 8 pm).
A California Propositions 2016 Guide with recommendations by CHIRLA can be found here: http://www.chirla.org/content/california-propositions-2016-guide-bilingue
Election Day is November 8, 2016.