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For those Haitian Americans in Haiti who wish to vote registration and
absentee ballot deadlines are approaching. If you are an American citizen
living in Haiti and need to register/request and absentee ballot, go
If you are in the US and need to register to vote, go to www.voteforchange.com,
to register. Time is running out, so do this right away.
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**************************************** Action Guide to help Barack OBAMA
win the election:
people to vote
Action Plan for the Florida Haitian-American
Vote in 2008, September 21, 2008,
Source; Via E-mail ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
A critical election is upon us and Florida is a key state at play. At
this writing, September 21, 2008, Barak Obama and John McCain are neck
and neck in Florida opinion
American citizens of Haitian descent have a unique opportunity to make
a difference in the final outcome because:
1) The margin of victory is expected to be thin across the country and
in Florida especially.
2) Haitians registered to vote have done so unevenly in the past and
therefore are unlikely to be in the sample of "likely" voters
3) The number of US citizens in Florida of Haitian parentage eligible
to vote is nearly 200,000 (63,000 naturalized citizens in 2000 US Census;
plus an estimated 45,000 births between 1980 and 1988, plus migration
of US born and naturalized citizens from other states and new naturalized
4) To matter the Haitian American community must become a voting block
especially in Florida, otherwise its needs and preferences regarding
US domestic issues and US-Haiti relations will be ignored. After an
election it is easy to verify how many Haitian Americans actually came
out to vote.
In this election year in Florida, 200,000 potential voters is anpil.
But unless a significant majority of eligible voters in the community
actually votes, the fact that Anpil moun voted will be meaningless.
The Haitian community in Florida should deliver a minimum of 150,000
votes. And here is how one person can make a big difference in the outcome
of the 2008 US presidential election.
1) Send this email to as many people you know in the Haitian-American
community. Then set an additional goal for yourself to email and phone
at least 10 persons you know to be 18 years or older; born in the US
or a naturalized US citizen. First, find out if they are already registered
to vote. In Florida, registration for the general election ends on October
6. See details at: http://election.dos.state.fl.us/
voter-registration/voter-reg.shtml. If they have not yet
registered help them get it done.
2) Quiz your friends and relatives registered to vote OFTEN between
now and elections day. Ask not only whether they plan to vote but
a. When do they plan to vote? Some can vote early, before ELECTION DAY
Tuesday November 4, 2008 (see Florida Secretary of State link above).
b. Where and at what time do they plan to vote?
c. What mode of transportation will they have access to on the day and
time they plan to vote?