Camden Action

Camden Action Census Training & Brainstorming Session – Jan 12

Posted on December 17, 2019

Camden Action works to develop leadership grounded in Black, Brown, Southeast Asian immigrant and refugee communities in Camden County and Camden City. Our purpose is to support building power in these communities through electoral organizing tactics. Camden Action, an affiliate of VietLead, aims to build a robust and deeply rooted field program for 2020 to both engage and increase participation in the 2020Census and the 2020 Presidential Elections. We see both contests as critical steps toward building community power in Camden County and Camden City.

Camden City is home to one of the hardest to reach communities in all of New Jersey. Our rates of response is unfortunately some of the lowest in the state – this impacts how much funding our city gets from the federal government, impacting a huge range of public goods: schools, public transport, and so many critical medical services.

We are looking to come and talk to student groups to invite them to participate in our upcoming 2020Census Champion training that will take place on January 12th. With this training we hope to inform folks about the 2020Census and ways in which they can be involved. During this time, we are also looking to recruit young people (high-school and college-aged) for our paid Camden Action Fellowship Position. (See Jobs section of PHENND Update.) Are you connected to any youth groups/spaces and would be interested in working with us to schedule a time for outreach? If so, these outreaches could take as little as 15 minutes and could happen during a regular meeting time.

Date and Time: January 12, 2020, 12-4 PM

Location: TBA

Contact info@vietlead.org for more information.

 


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