Contact:
María Ponce, maria.ponce@seiu.org, 202-394-2139

Issued October 13, 2016

SEIU and iAmerica Action Join Mi Familia Vota and Immigrant Rights Groups in National Week of Action

From Voter Reg to GOTV, Local Groups Ramp Up Efforts to Make Sure Community Gets Out to Vote In November

Washington, DC – With just weeks from one of the most racially and ethnically diverse elections in history, and with Latino, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Afro-Caribbean, and immigrant voters poised to impact down-ballot races nationwide, SEIU (Service Employees International Union) and iAmerica Action join immigrant rights groups kick off ‘Get Out the Vote’ mobilization efforts in battleground states across the nation.
 
Thousands of volunteers are ready to knock on doors, call their neighbors, and rally voters to elect leaders who will be champions on the issues that matter to them most: raising wages, child and home care, immigrant, racial and environmental justice.
 
“As the threat to working families become palpable, there is emerging consensus not just to react, but to act.  Together with our coalition partners, we helped our community become U.S citizens, register to vote, and today we will make sure our community acts by getting out to vote,” said SEIU Executive Vice President, Rocio Saenz.
 
The following is a list of GOTV activities happening this week:
 
VIRGINIA
 
City: Arlington
What: Press Conference
When: Saturday, Oct. 15 at 9:45am EST
Where: TBD
Who: SEIU 32BJ members and community leaders
 
NEVADA

City: Las Vegas
What: Press Conference
When: Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10:30am PST
Where:  SEIU Local 1107 3785 E. Sunset Road Las Vegas, NV 89120
Who:  SEIU 1107, SEIU 2015, iAmerica Action, and Mi Familia Vota
Description: Press conference with SEIU Executive Vice President, Rocio Saenz, community leaders and volunteers.
 
City: Las Vegas
What: GOTV Canvass
When: Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10am to 4pm PST
Where: 2365 A Renaissance Drive. Las Vegas, NV
Who: Mi Familia Vota; Contact Ana Castro for more information at annac@mifamiliavota.org, (619) 228-5332
 
CALIFORNIA
 
City: Los Angeles
What: Phone Bank on Prop 55 
When: Friday, Oct. 14 from 10:30am to 2:00pm PST
Where: 828 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca.; 90015
Who: USWW Worker West and UCLA Labor Center
Description: GOTV Phone bank and media availability with community organizers, volunteers and SEIU Executive Vice President, Rocio Saenz
 
City: Fresno
What: Phone Bank on Prop 55 
When: Thursday, Oct. 13 from 4:30pm to 7:30pm PST
Where: SEIU 2015 Office; 4928 E. Clinton Way, Suite 105, Fresno, CA  93727
Who: iAmerica Action, SEIU 2015, SEIU 521, first time voters, immigrant voters, long term care voters
Description:  Calls to registered voters and vote by mail voters in the central valley, giving voters the information and tools necessary to make their voices heard this November at the polls and/or by vote by mail. 
 
City: Fresno
What: Voter Registration and GOTV Canvass
When: Saturday, Oct. 15 from 3pm to 6pm PST
Who: Mi Familia Vota; Contact Ana Castro for more information at annac@mifamiliavota.org, (619) 228-5332
 
City: Madera
What: Voter Education/GOTV Forum
When: Friday, Oct. 14 from 10am to 12pm PST
Where: 121 N G St., Madera, CA 93637
Who: Mi Familia Vota; Contact Ana Castro for more information at annac@mifamiliavota.org, (619) 228-5332
 
City: Firebaugh
What: Voter Education/GOTV Forum
When: Friday, Oct. 14 from 10am to 12pm PST
Where: Firebaugh Middle School, 1600 16th St
Who: Mi Familia Vota; Contact Ana Castro for more information at annac@mifamiliavota.org, (619) 228-5332
 
ARIZONA
 
City: Phoenix
What: Early Voting/GOTV Canvass
When: Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9am-2pm MST
Where: 1710 E. Indian School Rd Phoenix, AZ
Who: Mi Familia Vota; Contact Ana Castro for more information at annac@mifamiliavota.org, (619) 228-5332
 
City: Tucson
What: Early Voting/GOTV Canvass
When: Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9am-2pm MST
Where: 877 S Alvernon Way Ste. 100 Tucson, AZ 85711
Who: Mi Familia Vota; Contact Ana Castro for more information at annac@mifamiliavota.org, (619) 228-5332
 
 
COLORADO
 
City: Denver
What: Press Event and Canvass Kick-Off
When: Friday, Oct. 14
Where:  2525 W. Alameda, Denver, Co; 80219 from 11am to 1pm MDT
Who: Mi Familia Vota, SEIU Local 105, and iAmerica Action
Description: Press conference Mi Familia Vota volunteers. After press event MFV will kick off GOTV canvass.
 
City: Pueblo
What: GOTV Canvass
When: Saturday, Oct. 15 from 12:30pm to 5:30pm MDT
Where: 19 E Abriendo Ave, Pueblo, Co.
Who: Mi Familia Vota; Contact Ana Castro for more information at annac@mifamiliavota.org, (619) 228-5332
 
TEXAS
 
City: Houston
What: Press Conference, “Get Out the Vote” training for community activists
When: Wednesday, October 12, from 11am to 11:45am CDT
Where: YES Prep Northside, 5215 Jensen Dr, Houston, TX 77026
Who: SEIU Texas, Texas Organizing Project, and Mi Familia Vota
Description: Volunteers will be trained on new voter ID laws, canvassing, phone banking.
 
 
WISCONSIN
 
City: Milwaukee
What: GOTV Press event
When: Saturday, Oct. 15
Where: 916 S Cesar E Chavez Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53204
Who: SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin, Voces de la Frontera 
Description: Press conference with SEIU Executive Vice President, Leslie Frane, nurses, Voces de la Frontera community leaders and volunteers.
 
FLORIDA
 
City: Kissimmee
What: Voting Education Forum
When: Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 4pm to 8pm EST
Where:  Liberty High School 4250 Pleasant Hill Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34746
Who: SEIU Florida and Mi Familia Vota
Description: Voting Educational Forum with parents and students who will learn the importance of voting.
 
City: Miami
What: House Meeting and Canvass Launch (open to press)
When: Saturday, Oct. 15 at 11:30am EST
Where:  9430 SW 37th ST. Miami, FL 33165
Who: SEIU Florida and Latino volunteers
Description: Canvassers will meet at a volunteer’s home and kick off canvass for the day.
 
City: Tampa
What: Candidate Forum
When: Saturday, Oct. 15 from 11am to 3pm EST
Where: Bible-Based Fellowship Church of Temple Terrace; 8718 N. 46th Street, Tampa 33617
Who: Bible-Based Fellowship Church of Temple Terrace in Partnership with Hillsborough County Democratic Black Caucus, SEIU FL, LULAC 7250, & Voz y Acción de Puerto Rico.

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