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  • API & Youth Voter Engagement | OTTA United

    VOTER ENGAGEMENT 2022 " It is time that our elected offices are reflective of the communities they serve and that members of the API community have a seat at the table." JASON PAGUIO CEO, Asian Business Association San Diego BACKGROUND Both API and youth suffer a lack of representation in the city politics of San Diego. Only three API city council members have been elected in the city's history: Tom Hom (elected 1963), Todd Gloria (elected 2008), and Chris Cate (elected 2014). Youth, on the other hand, face countless roadblocks to achieving legitimate stakeholder status in politics. PURPOSE REACH and ENGAGE API and youth citizens in University City. _ ​​ PROCESS From April to May , OTTA United will run a voter registration campaign in University City, targeting API and youth citizens . ​ From May to June , and September to November , we will run two get-out-the-vote (GOTV) campaigns for the primary and general election, respectively. ​ To contact voters, we will put boots on the ground with a trained team of approximately a dozen youth (age 18-24). This allows us to open new opportunities while building a team that best suits the University City community. ​ In addition to door-knocking, OTTA United will plan a comprehensive community outreach campaign to complement our door-to-door efforts, including advertisements, community events, and business collaboration. TARGETS 15,871 Interactions with youth voters 9,384 Interactions with API voters 25,255 Interactions with target voters 29,951 Total visits to households $4.75 Cost of reaching one target voter

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    City & Beach Clean Up On October 20th, 2019, our student volunteers made the trip back to Santa Cruz for another Clean Up! Over the course of three shifts from midday to dusk, these environmentally aware youth collected over 220 pounds of trash.

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    Lauren Tan Specialist Team: Volunteer Coordinator Lauren Tan is a high school senior and the current Volunteer Coordinator at OTTA United. This year she is excited to be senior class president after having been in ASB the previous year. She has been in cross country for all of high school and was one of the leads in the school musical. She has a lot of volunteer experience at a soup kitchen, Teen Advisory Board at her local library, and Kaiser Permanente, which led her to her title as Teen Chinatown Community Service. In addition to all of her volunteer work, she started the annual Family Giving Tree Drive at her school. In her freetime, she loves to hang out with friends, bake cookies with her sisters, and eat chocolate. She aspires to pursue a career in healthcare. Instagram | Email

  • Redistricting Reform in San Diego | OTTA United

    REDISTRICTING REFORM "[The commission] simply [did] not reflect the diversity of San Diego , nor the experiences of most residents, and repeatedly proved themselves incapable of putting aside their own biases for the good of the city. No wonder the Commission has been incapable of handling the complex racial dynamics at the center of redistricting." AIDAN LIN Executive Director, OTTA United BACKGROUND Both API and youth suffer a lack of representation in the city politics of San Diego. Only three API city council members have been elected in the city's history: Tom Hom (elected 1963), Todd Gloria (elected 2008), and Chris Cate (elected 2014). Youth, on the other hand, face countless roadblocks to achieving legitimate stakeholder status in politics. GOALS REACH and ENGAGE API and youth citizens in University City. _ ​​ PROCESS From April to May , OTTA United will run a voter registration campaign in University City, targeting API and youth citizens . ​ From May to June , and September to November , we will run two get-out-the-vote (GOTV) campaigns for the primary and general election, respectively. ​ To contact voters, we will put boots on the ground with a trained team of approximately a dozen youth (age 18-24). This allows us to open new opportunities while building a team that best suits the University City community. ​ In addition to door-knocking, OTTA United will plan a comprehensive community outreach campaign to complement our door-to-door efforts, including advertisements, community events, and business collaboration. TARGETS 15,871 Interactions with youth voters 9,384 Interactions with API voters 25,255 Interactions with target voters 29,951 Total visits to households $4.75 Cost of reaching one target voter

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    Janice Park Strategy & Risk Committee Chair Janice is a high school junior whose main interests include journalism, photography, music, and creative writing. In addition to being an officer of several school clubs, such as an award-winning literary magazine, Janice is the SRI Regional Director of Health. She is also passionate about humanitarian causes and volunteers regularly to teach special ed and low-income students in her community. In her free time, Janice likes to browse Reddit and organize her extensive stationery collection. Email

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    Engagement Task Group Engagement Director Interacts and develops relationships with supporters, creates content for the website, social media, and newsletters, identifies and explores opportunities to further our reach and influence, and directs marketing campaigns to achieve support for our programs. General Application

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    Iris Leung President & Chair of the Board Iris is a high school senior that's looking to find an interdisciplinary major between the arts and stem. Aside from being an officer of several school clubs, she is also a Monopoly enthusiast and a very devoted spreadsheet user. Outside of school, Iris volunteers regularly at Stanford's Cantor Arts Center, is a seasoned graphic designer for several animal shelters and clinics, and works with several other nonprofit organizations. Instagram | LinkedIn | Email

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    Ria Maheshwari Vice President & Vice Chair of the Board Ria Maheshwari is a high school junior. Before becoming the Vice President of OTTA United, she served as the Outreach Specialist and within the Department of External Operations. As an aspiring lawyer, Ria combines her ambitions of argumentation and social justice as the Lincoln-Douglas Debate Captain and Board Member for the Speech and Debate Club at her high school and by being part of several community service clubs, such as the National Honor Society. Sports being a key passion of her life, you can always find Ria being active. For example, she travels across the United States to play competitive volleyball with her teammates at Mountain View Volleyball Club. Instagram | LinkedIn | Email

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    Aidan Lin Executive Director Aidan Lin is a rising freshman studying Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. He has been involved with OTTA United since its inception, previously serving as Director of Operations before becoming President in May 2019. In the past, Aidan received the Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award, National Merit Recognition, and Hispanic Honors. In his free time, he enjoys listening to and playing music, writing, and advancing subjects in which he is passionate about. Instagram | LinkedIn | Email