FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 2018
Contact: Jason Tengco, NaFFAA Executive Director
NaFFAA Urges Filipino Americans to Vote in 2018 Midterm Elections, Launches GOTV Video
Washington, DC – In the final days leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) urges all eligible Filipino Americans to vote with their Public Service Announcement (PSA) video, “Bumoto Na! Why Filipino Americans Should Vote.”According to the 2018 Asian American Voter Survey, 92% of eligible Filipino Americans plan to vote in the upcoming election. While this is the highest percentage among all Asian American subgroups, only 50% of eligible Filipino Americans actually participated in the 2016 presidential election. Through the FilAm Vote Program, NaFFAA has been focused on increasing voter registration, voter education, voter protection, and Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts throughout the nation.
The PSA features testimonials from current NaFFAA leaders. “I want our fellow Filipino Americans to understand how impactful and powerful we can be if we allow them to hear our voice,” said NaFFAA National Chairman Brendan Flores. NaFFAA Co-Founder Loida Nicolas Lewis adds, “On November 6, Filipino Americans should trek to the polls and vote because there are so many issues that affect our daily lives.” NaFFAA Executive Director Jason Tengco concludes, “From the economy to education, healthcare, and immigration: all of those issues matter to Filipino Americans, so that’s why we really need to come out and vote on November 6.”
To view the full-length PSA, and for more information on voting, please visit www.naffaa.org.
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The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization. Established in 1997, NaFFAA promotes the welfare and well-being of the 4 million Filipinos and Filipino Americans throughout the United States. NaFFAA’s vision is to serve as the voice of all Filipinos and Filipino Americans by uniting, engaging, and empowering diverse individuals and community organizations through leadership development, civic engagement, and national advocacy.