In Cicero, Illinois, a small suburb outside Chicago, many local seats will be open for the 2023 election, but not many people know what these positions do and how to run for them. Cicero Independiente organized a panel discussion with past candidates to share how to run for local office with the community. The event was live-streamed on Cicero Independiente’s Facebook page, with Spanish interpretation available in person. This nonpartisan educational event provided printed resources for people interested in running for office.
For the 2022 mid-terms, Conecta Arizona recognized its essential role to play in a battleground state where misinformation and disinformation had taken center stage. In AZ, there are 2.8 million voters – of which approximately 23% are Latinx– and who had to vote to elect candidates for federal (legislative) and state (executive, legislative and judicial) offices. Conecta Arizona developed 8 Spanish-language guides on how to vote.
The Frontline Observer publishes news and stories that focus on the Inland Empire’s movement for environmental justice. As part of their information sharing and community engagement strategies, they post important updates on meetings that are open to public to encourage participation. During the 2022 election, The Frontline Observer created easy to read infographics to explain what was on the ballot for environmental justice.
USpark Valley created a 2022 midterms voter guide to break down the candidates and propositions by endorsements from local political organizations. Since they have a young and diverse audience, they highlighted political organizations that reflect the demographics of their audience.
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