Through comprehensive civic engagement, VAYLA encourages our multi-generational community members to not only vote, but to participate in all civic areas by learning the tools necessary to lead and organize for social change. Our goal is to bring awareness and visibility to the AAPI community in the Greater New Orleans Area through digital media, phone-banking and partnering with local community partners to provide in-language civic engagement resources. We explore conversations of identity, racial and ethnic solidarity, and how these issues can be exacerbated and potentially resolved through civic participation and civic education. Our program initiatives are rooted in our commitment to fortifying our AAPI communities through comprehensive civic engagement.
VAYLA’s Annual Voter Guide is Here!
Local Elections & Voter Education
Register to vote in our upcoming elections by visiting sos.la.gov and create your voting plan!
December 2022: Congressional General Election
November 9, 2022 In person/by mail registration deadline
November 19, 2022 Online registration deadline
November 26-December 3, 2022 (excluding Sun 11/27) 8:30AM–6PM Early voting period
December 6, 2022 by 4:30PM Deadline to request mailin ballot
December 9, 2022 by 4:30PM Deadline for receipt of mail-in ballots
December 10, 2022 7AM–8PM ELECTION DAY
Amendments: Yes Vote vs No Vote
Orleans Parish voters will decide on three state-wide amendments in the upcoming Runoff Election. Learn more about them in these visual guides!
Civic Engagement Vocab
Civic Engagement Vocab Breakdown! Through this series we want to make commonly used but confusing terms more accessible to our community. Exercising our right to vote is just as powerful as educating our communities on what this all means.
The PSC candidate elected will exercise regulatory jurisdiction over public utilities providing electricity, water, wastewater, natural gas and certain telecommunications services in Louisiana. The Public Service Commission determines things like how much consumers pay for electricity, where we get our electricity, and power grid reliability.
Other is Not My Identity Petition
VAYLA has launched a petition for inclusion.
The language of “other” is a microcosm of the hierarchical narrative of white supremacy that reigns in our country and leaves communities more susceptible to the dehumanization and violence that disenfranchisement creates.
When it comes to data collection and dissemination, Louisiana does not celebrate or acknowledge our diversity. Data is only broken down into three categories: White, Black, and Other, erasing the countless contributions of non-Black/non-White communities, as well as the needs of each of those communities.
Sign and share the petition at www.change.org/OtherIsNotMyIdentity.
View our full press release.
Community Space Interests Survey
For Program Updates
For program updates or questions, please reach us at email@example.com.