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Civic Engagement

Our team is here to encourage and educate all community members regarding the voting systems and the importance of voting. The Civic Engagement Team is committed to bringing out the right sources to the community to learn and understand the government system.

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Sopheavin Sin

Civic Engagement Coordinator

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Civic Engagement

The program aims to empower all residents to become civically engaged in our community. Our program includes voter registration, the Get Out The Vote (GOTV) campaigns, Census (data disaggregation collecting), FairShare Amendment, Lowell municipal election redistricting map, and other policy and advocacy opportunities.

 

What is Civic Engagement?
“Working to make a difference in the civic life of one’s community and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference.”

What civic engagement means to CMAA.
Civic Engagement is the most valuable tool we, as citizens, have to make our voices heard. CMAA’s goal is to educate our community on the foundations of voting and the importance of getting out to vote. CMAA’s civics team works with the community in a multitude of ways such as but not limited to: registering citizens to vote, hosting community feedback sessions/ surveys, educating the public about upcoming elections and candidates, as well as working to increase voter turnout in disenfranchised communities. The CMAA encourages community members to be involved in civics and get their voices heard! 

Data Equity

What is data equity? The kind of data collected matters and can help unearth a problem masked by aggregate data — even data already broken down by basic racial categories. For example, consider 2010 U.S. Census Bureau statistics that showed more than half of Asian Americans had a bachelor’s degree or higher by the age of 25, the highest proportion among racial categories. Yet when the data are disaggregated to focus specifically on Southeast Asian Americans, a different picture emerges. Just 15% of Cambodian Americans, 14% of Hmong Americans, 12% of Laotian Americans and 26% of Vietnamese Americans over the age of 25 had a bachelor’s degree, the census reported.

Get Out The Vote! (GOTV) campaigns

CMAA is focused on hitting the ground and ensuring that all our community members vote and have their voices heard. Even though our target population are communities with low voter turnout, we provide opportunities to community-wide engagement and educational events.

If you’re not registered to vote, please visit this link to register now:
www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/

You can also download the voter registration forms and mail them to your local city/town hall:
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Operating Hours

Monday through Friday: 9am - 5pm
​​Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Walk-in service is available, however appointments are highly encouraged to provide quality service for all clients.

Hours are subject to change due to inclement weather, special events, and administrative days.

Office Address

465 School St.

Lowell, MA 01851

Contact Us

(978) 454-6200
info@cmaalowell.org

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