A strong commitment to enhance the voter participation of Dominicans-Americans by increasing awareness of the electoral process.
Using innovation to grow the importance of our community politically, with an emphasis on youth and technology to move forward.
Putting a spotlight on the contributions Dominicans make everyday to our Nation. Especially by empowering the youth, our future leaders.
With the most comprehensive database on Dominican-Americans in the world, we are able to mobilize our community in unprecedented ways.
Our canvassers are sent to specifically assigned locations where there is a large Dominican-American population. These areas are identified through our scouting operations in which we go out to search and identify areas where there is a visible influx of the Dominican-American community. For example, areas where there are Dominican owned businesses such as bodegas, barbershops, beauty salons, restaurants. We also scout areas where there are government buildings such as post offices, high schools and colleges, churches, train stations, and so on. We also register people at Dominican events such as concerts of Dominican or other Latino artists and festivals. However, we register everyone and anyone who is interested in voting.
Our canvassers are trained to approach Dominican-American citizens to educate them concisely about the electoral process and assist them in filling out a voter registration application. When the applications are brought to the corporate headquarters and go through our qualities control process, the information from each application is entered into Catalist, which is a well-known voter database cooperation located in Washington D.C. The information entered into Catalist is then used for our GOTV campaign.
Number of Election Day contacts to our voters since 2014.
Number of voter registrations we have collected since 2013.
Naturalization & Citizenship
In addition to voter registration, The DUSA Citizenship project was initiated in August 2016 to help our Dominican community become U.S. citizens. Candidates are recruited during canvassing operations for voter registration. After their information is collected by our canvassers, they are contacted and go through a pre-screening process to verify if they are eligible to apply for citizenship.
Once they are verified, an appointment is scheduled for our workshops that will help them through citizenship application process. If the candidate is not eligible, he or she is referred to organizations that offer ESL and Civic classes.We are also in partnership with Naturalize NY to recruit applicants to win a voucher of $680 to apply for citizenship
Join Us To Make History
Be a part of our movement! We have been able to accomplishment so much with help of regular people in the community, just imagine what we could accomplish if you made a contribution today, or volunteered your time to our cause. Your contribution can help to register a new voter, educate them about the civic process, mobilize them to vote, or even naturalize a new citizen. Every contribution helps to strengthen our community and our democracy!
Dominicanos USA is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed under the law.
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DUSA conducted the first ever professional survey on the political attitudes and perceptions of Dominican-Americans.
Annual growth rate of Dominicans living in the US.
Percentage of Dominicans who participate in some kind of transnational engagement with the Dominican Republic
Percentage of Dominicans that believe that we need more local Dominican‐focused civic advocacy groups.
Percent of Dominicans who intend to vote in the upcoming election.
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