CoFiA began an ongoing voter registration drive on Saturday, August 13, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the lawn at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Broad and Homestead Street, Palisades Park. It was staffed by our group of new members, led by Community Organizer Sayda Tuanama. The group received training from members of the New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice (NJAIJ) of which CoFiA is a member. Several also participated with other members of the Alliance in a drive in a park in North Bergen. So they are ready to go! The next opportunity is Saturday, August 27, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Grace Church and will continue through September.
We have also received permission from Inserra Supermarkets to have a voter registration session on Saturday, October 8, 2016, at the ShopRite Supermarket in Palisades Park. ShopRite is owned by Inserra. Join us!
Voter registration efforts are being led by various immigrants rights groups this summer, as we approach the fall elections. We need to be sure that positive immigration policy reform is part of the conversation.
All CoFiA members and friends are encouraged to join the effort. No experience necessary!