August 16, 2017
Community event to build relationships for residents to learn about tenant rights, public land in the neighborhood, climate change, and the election
Formerly seen as a newcomer community with few votes, Boston’s Chinese community has increased its voter turnout and political clout. Today, Chinatown is one of the city’s highest-turnout neighborhoods.
Chinatown, while it represents less than one-quarter of the area’s Chinese American population, has the highest concentration of Chinese American voters and is a strategic base from which to organize for political visibility, representation, and clout. At the same time, Chinese Americans need to expand our influence and participation in other neighborhoods and communities in which we live.
Our goal is to organize for grassroots democratic participation of ordinary Chinese community members in the political decision-making process in order to build collective community power.
Our strategy is to combine participatory issue-based organizing with broad-based voter education and registration, expand our local political base, organize for election reform and voting rights, and build coalitions with other disenfranchised communities.