Archive for September, 2016

The Potential of the Filipino Electorate

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Click the image above to download the infographic

The Bumoto Ako: Filipino Electorate data illustrated the potential of the Filipino vote here in the Bay area and the amount of work needed for our community to realize that potential. The report is expansive and gives an overview of the Filipino elecotrate across the Bay an masse as well as individual county breakdowns. A few highlights, however are:

  1. We can make a difference
    Several electoral districts across the Bay – such as San Mateo’s 5th and Alameda’s 2nd Supervisory Districts – have sizable populations of Filipino registered voters of 5% or greater. Local elections and measures are decided by very small margins and Filipinos can be the deciding factor in these districts and districts across the Bay.
  1. We aren’t registered
    Approximately 50% of Filipinos capable of voting in the Bay are not registered to vote. Only two counties – San Francisco and King’s Counties – are over 50%.
  1. We are majority immigrant voters
    The data shows that in the 14 counties where the information was available, the majority of Filipino registered voters are naturalized citizens. Immigrant communities are invested in the electoral process and are using their right to vote.

 Download the pdf HERE.

For individual or specific pages contact Sammy at sgutierrez@filipinos4justice.org

Data gathering made possible by a grant from Wells Fargo Bank.

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