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Come out to our event: Get Out To Vote Campaign Kickoff.

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OUR MISSION
By creating opportunities and experiences through our development programs, OTTA United enables youth to affect meaningful change for pressing problems faced by our communities.
OUR VALUES
OTTA United is a youth-founded organization that values authenticity and passion. We play the role of coalition builders and mentors within our communities, sharing knowledge, resources, credit, and impact.
ADVOCACY
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OTTA United employs transformative organizing and empowers individuals and groups to create change within our communities. In doing this, we increase the efficacy of our advocacy while simultaneously building lifelong youth advocates and leaders in the region.

SERVICES
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OTTA United's services fill a niche or gap in youth needs to support the rising generation. While approaches differ, our services always further youth empowerment or sociopolitical development.

EVENTS
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OTTA United's events bring value to youth and allies across the board, focusing on community building, outreach, and fundraising. We cherish the opportunity to interact with our supporters and constituents, building key relationships and providing benefits for all.

HIGHLIGHT

Through the opportunities and experiences created by services and advocacy, we enable youth to effect meaningful change on pressing problems faced by our communities. Check out one of our highlights below!

Redistricting in San Diego

In 2021, OTTA United partnered with other community organizations to increase minority representation across San Diego. In particular, OTTA United was interested in increasing AAPI and student representation in city politics.

We partnered with 40+ community organizations, organized 120+ students to redistricting commission hearings, and ultimately increased the AAPI % of District 6 to over 40%.

Picture taken during a presentation by Aidan Lin on Sep. 8th, 2021
Picture taken during a presentation by Aidan Lin on Sep. 8th, 2021

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The Redistricting process is ignoring the needs of UC San Diego students
The Redistricting process is ignoring the needs of UC San Diego students

This opinion piece published in the San Diego Union-Tribune on Nov. 2, 2021, was written by Aidan Lin (Executive Director) to describe the issues faced by students participating in this process.

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UCSD Students See Opportunity to Cut Political Ties to La Jolla
UCSD Students See Opportunity to Cut Political Ties to La Jolla

Maya Srikrishnan at the Voice of San Diego wrote the first article expressing the wishes and sentiments of youth during the 2020-21 San Diego redistricting process.

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