August 2012

#FilAmVote
MORE TOOLS YOU CAN USE FOR YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN http://NaFFAAR8.com

START WITH A POSITION.

“ONE COMMUNITY” is an Empowered Community.

• Today, NaFFAA Region 8’s leaders are taking advantage of the political atmosphere, economic conditions, public policy, and the Filipinos’ transcontinental success by using its existing infrastructure, skills, talents, resources and other tools

Use your existing infrastructure, skills, talents, resources and other tools.
Example: NaFFAA Region 8’s existing tool, ONLINE TECHNOLOGY for ADVOCACY  Website and Advocacy Blog: http://NaFFAAR8.com

 NaFFAA Region 8 Media Group: Connecting media + community (as community publicists)

• NaFFAA Region 8’s other resounding call to action is: “To empower Filipino communities so they can participate in supporting individuals who desire to hold public office that support the advancement of causes for the Filipino community.”

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES
• NaFFAA Region 8 believes in coalitionbuilding, connecting dot after dot after dot, mindful that its leaders and supporters have been advocating AND are advocating for community groups and individuals to take action in supporting achievable empowerment objectives.

The master plan includes providing a platform for our communities to establish activities for community empowerment as a non-profit organization.

• “Isang Diwa” Community Forums and “Meet and Greet” Your Legislators

What to do?
Make sure your legislative representatives meet your FilAm political candidates.
Congressman Pete Stark with CA State Assembly candidate, Dr. Jennifer Ong

Build Awareness about #FilAmVote
1. Build your relationships with the media as you help empower the community.
2. Go to “school” by attending your local City Council, Commission(s), and School Board meetings. 3. Learn new online technologies to rock the #FilAmVote.

IDEA: A “call to action” just before October, Filipino American History Month Prepare a 2-minute prepared speech announcing the celebration of Filipino American History Month in the US.
Link the “pride of heritage” to “FilAm Vote” by stating the Census 2010 statistics that support your celebration. Example: “Do you know that Filipino Americans are the second largest Asian American population in California?

If there are Filipino Americans running for office or if there is someone who supports your Filipino community’s interests in your area, this is also a good time to announce this.
Your call to action at the end of the announcement is to ask the Filipinos and other ethnic communities to “register to vote” --- and to celebrate our “Pride of Heritage” and “Pride of History” in a meaningful way!

WHERE TO SAY THIS 2-MINUTE PREPARED SPEECH:
At the PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS OR PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS of any City Council meeting. Sign the speaker card --- and AND GIVE VOICE TO THE FILIPINO COMMUNITY!

EXAMPLE: PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS BY LORNA DIETZ

Celebrating Philippine Independence Day in the United States has a different perspective for me. We celebrate "Pride of Place" and "Pride of Community" as well as "One Community." That was my message during the Public Communications section of the Hercules City Council meeting on June 12, 2012. I talked about the power of the ethnic vote and announced what an opportunity we have to support our three Filipino American candidates for the CA State Assembly in the November elections: Rob Bonta, Jennifer Ong, and Christopher Mateo.

You can watch the segment from the Hercules's city website.
http://hercules.granicu s.com/MediaPlayer.php ?view_id=5&clip_id=47 9

Lorna’s portion starts at 27:46

Create and send personal video messages to anyone in the world Send a short and personalized video mail from your computer about them importance of #FilAmVote OR if you are supporting a political candidate, let people know all about it! OR NEW! Send a eyejot V-card (video business card) from your iPhone (Android version is coming!)
http://eyejot.com

For your own branded FilAmVote widget or to ask for a template of a 2-minute speech for Public Communications:
Email Lorna Dietz At NaFFAANorCal@gmail.com

OR call
(415) 508-5326 Please leave a voicemail message

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