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ELECTION DAY 2020

Are you #VoteReady?
Read ahead to learn more on how best to
Get Out Your Vote!

Election Day is tomorrow!

Our early voting community showed up and showed out this year. Take your part in getting out the vote by being an informed voter! The voting rate of AAPIs continues to be lower than all other racial groups. Voting is a constitutional right and an opportunity to proclaim the values of the AAPI community. Exercise your right to vote by visiting geauxvo

VAYLA's Voter Guide

VAYLA Connects with Candidates!

Local officials serve important roles in our community.
Click the images below or the corresponding buttons to find out what VAYLA asked and what the candidates had to say!
A district attorney (DA) plays a powerful role in our criminal justice system, and has the platform to set policies that will focus on restorative justice, rehabilitative programs, and alternatives to imprisonment. Read more about what we asked the candidates of Orleans Parish and what they had to say!
Read the DA Candidates' Responses here!
Vietnamese Responses here!
Find out more information on the responsibilties of a District Attorney! VAYLA broke it down in English and Vietnamese to make sure our communities are able to make informed decisions.
Read more about the role of District Attorney
The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) is authorized by the State of Louisiana and works with charter schools to hold their private boards accountable.

Why is the OPSB important?
Board members advocate on behalf of the children in their districts.
The school board has a responsibility to ensure that every charter school within the district is providing a just public education.
Read the School Board Candidates' responses here!
What is the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court (OPJC)?
▪️ Juvenile courts deal with children under the age of 17;
▪️ Has jurisdiction over delinquency and criminal cases against children;
▪️ Handles adoptions and may share jurisdiction with a family court over some child support cases or cases relating to neglect.

The Orleans Parish Juvenile Courts is in need of a significant change to meet the needs of New Orleans’ children and families. VAYLA reached out to the candidates racing for the OPJC Section A and F seats. Swipe to learn how these candidates plan to build a more equitable justice system.
What is the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court (OPJC)?
▪️ Juvenile courts deal with children under the age of 17;
▪️ Has jurisdiction over delinquency and criminal cases against children;
▪️ Handles adoptions and may share jurisdiction with a family court over some child support cases or cases relating to neglect.

The Orleans Parish Juvenile Courts is in need of a significant change to meet the needs of New Orleans’ children and families. VAYLA reached out to the candidates racing for the OPJC Section A and F seats.
Read the Juvenile Judge Candidates' Responses here!
Our Emergency Relief Fund continues to support our community members deeply affected by COVID-19. We are distributing translated COVID safety materials, Census and voting materials, and food boxes weekly through our Farm to Families Initiative. These community members include (but are not limited to) non-citizens and undocumented folks.
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