Coco Chang

Voting Rights & Voter Engagement

2018

ENGAGE: Thurston is a county-wide campaign to increase voter and civic engagement in marginalized populations. Washington state has been working hard to address voter rights at the state level, but at the local level, most of the efforts are being focused only on voter registration. Automatic voter registration will be implemented 2020 – this is the right time to engage voters, future voters and advocates at a deeper level to identify barriers to voting and civic engagement while centering the experiences of marginalized populations. ENGAGE: Thurston will work towards increasing constituent engagement and participation through a series of community conversations and trainings. Coco will focus on developing strategies for coalition building and train a group of volunteers to create systemic change in our community beyond voter registration and beyond the 2018 elections.