Integrated Civic Engagement
PANA utilizes integrated voter engagement as a strategy in our research, leadership development, and community organizing programs. We also have a regional approach to civic engagement during and in between elections to build a visible and powerful refugee electorate.
In PANA's first civic engagement campaign, we turned out 695 voters, improving low-propensity refugee turnout by 11%*.
Over the summer of 2016, in preparation for our fall general election campaign, PANA registered 731 new voters, largely black immigrant & refugees.
For the presidential election, PANA's 20-person phone team and door-knocking canvass team contacted over 4,000 voters, focusing on refugee voters in San Diego's largest refugee neighborhoods of City Heights and El Cajon.
*PANA reached out to refugees from Africa who had newly registered or not voted in any recent election. Among those PANA did not contact, 29.8% turned during June. Among those PANA did contact, 40.4% turned out