South Asians have been part of the American fabric for over 200 years, and our community has grown by 40% in just the last decade. By exercising our right to vote, we can uplift the voices of our community, and ensure our interests are being represented. Here is how you can do your part:
There are currently close to 5.5 million South Asians living in the United States. While some may not be able to vote, decisions made by elected officials impact everyone - eligible and ineligible voters alike. Civic engagement is not limited to just voting. Here are ways you can play a role:
Help members in your community get registered
Just because you can't vote doesn't mean your friends and family can't either. Spread the word by sharing voter resources and helping people fill out the needed forms.
Join a campaign or political organization (partisan or not) to phone bank and/or text bank to talk to potential voters. Fill out our volunteer form and indicate that you want to phone bank or text bank with a party and we'll connect you.
Assist older and differently-abled friends and community members through language assistance. This may include translating news articles so they are informed and helping fill out registration forms.You can also contact your local board of elections to see if your language abilities are needed.
Organize transportation to local polling places
Organize car-pools and transit assistance to local polling places during the 2020 Election - be it during early voting days or Election Day.
Join the Movement at South Asians Vote
South Asians Vote is a volunteer run movement. We are committed to encouraging people to get involved in our democracy - whether it be by voting, volunteering, donating, or a combination of it all. We'd love to have you be a part of this initiative. Get in touch and get involved! If we aren't the right fit for you, our team is constantly connecting people with other organizations to unite different South Asian communities.