Diversity Outreach Committee
Our mission is to develop a sustained program that will reach out to underrepresented communities in Snohomish County, facilitating and increasing voter participation.
We will accomplish this through seminars within these communities－beginning with the Latino, African-American, and Native American populations, and later extending to other groups.
Seminars will be conducted:
- By members of that community
- In their gathering place
- In their spoken language
- To address and propose resolution of the issues that they face when participating in the electoral process
- With a follow-up session to ensure that their votes will be cast and counted
Our objective is to grow voter participation among the people in these communities and work to strengthen their civic engagement.
Studies have shown that increased civic involvement is the basis for fostering a stronger, more representative, and more effective democracy. (Civic Wealth: A Framework for Understanding Civic Engagement, December, 2017)
This is an objective-focused, task-oriented committee that seeks to establish a specific, sustained process that can be replicated anywhere. Following the establishment of the Diversity Outreach process, the committee will have completed its work and will turn the process over to a standing committee, i.e. Voter Service.
For more information, contact Jeanne Crevier.