In June, our civic engagement team knocked on over 4,000 doors and spoke face-to-face with 1,000 residents in Little Saigon to encourage them to vote in the recent primary election. Our team consisted of young Vietnamese people who call Orange County home; and for most of them, it was their first time canvassing! We will be running a similar program for this upcoming general election in November. More information is coming soon.
As the largest Vietnamese community outside of Viet Nam, many are curious about what issues Vietnamese voters in OC care about. So we asked 6 Vietnamese community members living in Orange County to share why they were voting in the June Primary Election. Read from Chloe, a youth leader at VietRISE, about why she voted:
Ultimately, people should not be left to simply ‘endure’ injustice; change is possible, and voting is one crucial way to tackle such injustice and step toward greater prosperity for all.
Mark Your Calendar & Get Involved
Tuesday, 8/9: All-Day Virtual Phonebank for the VISION Act
Campaign & Program News
VISION Act: Communities Across CA Rally & Deliver a Letter at State Capitol Demanding the End of Double Punishment
Communities and state legislators from all over California convened and rallied in Sacramento on June 21st urging Governor Newsom to pass the VISION Act. During the rally, community members hand-delivered a letter written by impacted individuals and their families and unveiled a 20-foot long scroll of signatures of Californians who’ve been impacted by the unjust criminal and immigration systems. Read more here. Watch the rally livestream here.
Political Tours of Little Saigon
2022 Lên Tiếng | Tiến Tới Zine Is Live!
Highlighting People & Organizations Fighting for Reproductive & Abortion Justice
In light of the Supreme Court decision regarding Roe v. Wade, we want to uplift the people and organizations who have been organizing for reproductive justice for decades, especially communities of color. Check out these incredible organizations and support them. If you or someone you know are in need of reproductive care, below are some nationwide resources:
• National Network of Abortion Funds – Abortion Financial Assistance: https://abortionfunds.org/need-abortion/
• Abortion Finders: http://ineedana.com | http://abortionfinder.org
• Free Legal Advice: http://reprolegalhelpline.org
• Where to Get PIlls Online: http://plancpills.org
• Judgment-Free All Options Counseling: http://all-options.org
June Primary Highlight: Vietnamese Residents from Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Westminster, & Irvine & Why They Voted
Read from Vietnamese community members about why they voted in the primary election: