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CAPI engages, encourages and empowers Minnesota’s newest immigrants and refugees to get involved in problem-solving and decision-making on issues that matter to them.

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Civic Engagement

CAPI works to empower new immigrants and refugees by increasing voter participation, advocating to make services more accessible to limited English speakers, and promoting immigrant and refugee input into publicly financed initiatives to ensure their voices are heard and gains are made.

Immigrant Women’s Network

The Immigrant Women’s Network seeks to mobilize diverse immigrant women around common social and economic priorities. These include a shared vision of achieving a gender equitable world where all women and girls can expect: violence-free homes and communities, access to education, health care and life-skills training that promote economic independence and collective vitality.

Transit Development

CAPI is actively involved in the planning of the Bottineau/Blue Transit Line [external link], which services the needs of many immigrants and refugees in Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center and North Minneapolis. CAPI conducts outreach and education to immigrants and refugees regarding the development of line, specifically as it relates to the impact on job access and the North Minneapolis station planning. CAPI will provide formal feedback to Hennepin County regarding its Blue Line proposal, and continues to work with the North Minneapolis Workforce Center as immigrants and refugees enter the workforce in record numbers.

Voting Information

To vote in the November, 2016 elections in Minnesota, you must be registered to vote by October, 2016.

Who can Vote?

You can register to vote if you meet all of the following qualifications.

  • You’re a U.S. citizen;
  • You’re a resident of Minnesota;
  • You’ll be at least 18 years old Election Day;
  • You’re not serving a sentence for a felony conviction;
  • You haven’t been declared by a court to be “mentally incompetent.”

When do I vote?

  • October 11, 2016: Deadline to Register to Vote
  • October 29, 2016 Deadline for Absentee Ballots
  • November 8, 2016: General Election

How do I check my Voter Registration Status?

To check your voter registration status, absentee ballot status, and to find you polling location, visit: Mn Secretary of State’s Registration Page. Be sure to check on this at least 30 days before Election day in case you have to change any information.

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