Community Education Forum at Pakistani American Cultural Center

August 6th marked the debut of Asian Law Alliance’s Civic Engagement Community Education Forum series. Held at the Pakistani American Cultural Center (PACC) in Milpitas, we educated attendees on how to register to vote and what to expect at the polls. With the help of the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters, ALA was able to create an informative program on useful tips to help ensure a positive voting experience. However, we understand that the needs of each ethnic community varies from one to another, therefore, we have partnered with several community-based organizations to help shape our program to better address the concerns of that community. For example, one of the top issues expressed by our community leaders at PACC was the xenophobic attitudes of mainstream media and the public at large. Our presentation encouraged leaders to become involved and use the democratic process to air these concerns to politicians who can change policy in their favor. We want people to know that they have a direct impact on their community and voting is the number one way to ensure change that they want. As we continue our series, we are looking to work with our partners to better shape our program to help meet the needs of every community.

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