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Your Vote is Your Voice

The Your Vote is Your Voice project involves a partnership between St. Paul artist/organizer Chia “Chilli” Lor, St. Paul East Side district councils (1, 2, and 5), and the Summit University Planning Council. The work will engage diverse youth between the ages of 16 and 20 to develop a variety of art-based tools and activities to engage potential and future voters in understanding the impact of city and county government on their daily lives and increase voting rates. Specific activities include exploration of other democracies’ efforts at voter education, identifying specific locations for targeted outreach, art gatherings to explore issues people face, exploration of how the voting process works and voter registration, spoken word events built from identified issues, and development of art-based public service announcements. Planned outcomes are to develop a set of art-based tools and activities for engaging potential voters, complete a voter education event in each of the participating district councils, and develop a framework for a public service announcement campaign in a variety of media.

Project Award Date: 
Community organization or agency: 
District 1 Community Council
Sponsoring CURA Program: 
CURA Contact: 
C Terrence Anderson Director of Community Based Research (612) 624-8988