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. 

June 2016 phone bank

June 2016 phone bank

June 2016

In PANA's first civic engagement campaign, we turned out 695 voters, improving low-propensity refugee turnout by 11%*.

Summer 2016 Voter Registration Drive

Summer 2016 Voter Registration Drive

September 2016

Over the summer of 2016, in preparation for our fall general election campaign, PANA registered 731 new voters, largely black immigrant & refugees.

Nov. 2016  Red T  eam

Nov. 2016  Red Team

November 2016

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