Our CoFiA Saturday group of voluntarios continue to offer oppportunities for community people to register to vote at Grace Church. In addition we are supporting the New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice (NJAIJ) in their efforts to get signatures on petitions asking for drivers licenses for people without documents. These are available in several other states, and would make a lot of difference for people here in New Jersey. Many people sign these during the Saturday sessions.
Emily, a high school student from Korea, has been helping this summer. She is tri-lingual, speaking fluent English, Korean, and Spanish. Many of the people we register are either Korean or Hispanic, so she has been very helpful. On August 27 she also volunteered to teach some Korean phrases to workers during the meeting after the registration period–very important since many people work for Korean employers.
The upcoming schedule is Saturday, September 10, from 6 – 8, at Grace Church, and Saturday, October 8, at Grace Church and also at ShopRite Supermarket. We have received permission from Inserra Supermarket, owner of ShopRite, to have a table there. Only two people may staff the table, though–so we will also register at Grace Church.
All are welcome to join this campaign. It’s fun! And we meet a lot of friendly neighbors.