Civic engagement can take many forms— from individual volunteerism to organizational involvement to electoral participation. It can include efforts to directly address an issue, work with others in a community to solve a problem or interact with the institutions of representative democracy.
Every Lao Vote Counts
LANA encourages all Lao to vote in LOCAL elections for:
- your school board members: these are the people who pick the books your child uses, the people who approve the curriculum in the school system, the same school that is to teach your child skills for their long term success in socity.
- your city council members: they look at the cash inflow to the town, determint the trash pick up and the cleanliness of your town, the services thatare offered to your parents in terms of community centers, parks for the family.
- be aware, read, listen.
Every vote counts. As a Laotian your vote is even more important.
100% of Laotians over the age of 18 voting means that we believe that our voice matters, and together, we can make policy changes that affect our community positively.
- Asia-Pacific Islander Vote - Voice Your Vote
- Ballot Initiatives - Track via the Strategic Center
- Information on Naturalization / Citizenship
- Project Vote Smart - The Voter's Self-Defense System (including Voter Registration Resources and Political Parties)
- The Electoral College - Overview of The Electoral College System
- U.S. Electoral College FAQ
- VOTE411.org - Election information you need
- Voting FAQ - Declare Yourself