Nick Kuwada joined Asian Law Alliance in 2009 as an immigration staff attorney. Starting from 2010, he also directs the Civic Engagement Program and manages the community-based organization network that ALA relies on for community outreach around the Census and Redistricting. His goals are to raise awareness around elections and local, political issues as well as increase language access at the polls. Nick is also in charge of registering new voters and working with communities to ensure that elections are fair and accessible to new immigrant communities. Nick believes that youth engagement is essential to preserving a thriving democracy, as a result, ALA has recently begun collaborating with local youth organizations to educate and empower their membership and getting them out to voter registration drives and education forums. Nick received his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law in 2007, his B.A. in English and B.S. in Economics from the University of Utah in 2004.