The AFL-CIO’s My Vote, My Right mobilization is teaming up with community partners around the nation to make sure eligible voters are registered and to ensure that their voting rights are protected. This week in Nevada, volunteers from the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), unions from the Nevada State AFL-CIO and others in the Nevada New Majority Coalition fanned out across Las Vegas in registration drives in conjunction with National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 25.FOX5 Vegas - KVVU
At an Asian seafood market (see video above), APALA’s Gloria Caoile told Fox5 KVVU-TV:
Our main mission is to have our folks registered and vote. We want to be counted. We want every vote of our community to be counted.
Meanwhile, My Vote, My Right volunteers rallied at the Clark County Government Center (see video below). Karl Stark from the Nevada State AFL-CIO told KSNV-TV News3:
It’s not partisan. We’re not asking how you’re going to vote when you do it. We just to want to make sure that everyone who wants to vote gets to vote.
Different states have different deadlines to register and many of those deadlines are approaching. Make sure all your friends and family are ready to vote this November. Send them to www.aflcio.org/register.
They can start the registration process online and receive reminders and alerts on voting deadlines.
If you’re not sure if you're registered, go ahead and start the process now. Visit www.aflcio.org/register to double check.
The AFL-CIO My Vote, My Right website offers hands-on information on voter registration, voter ID laws and steps to take to protect your right to vote on Election Day. Find out what you need to know to make sure your vote counts this year. Get information on voter registration, your voting rights by state and more at the AFL-CIO’s MyVoteMyRight.org.
Have questions about your voting rights? Call 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683).