Civic Engagement


Unite Oregon’s civic engagement programs provide pathways for community members to participate in democratic processes, serve as leaders on boards and commissions, and engage in the issues that matter most to them.

New American Voters Project

The New American Voters Project (NAVP) is a unique collaboration among three grassroots organizations--Unite Oregon, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, and Causa--with deep experience in cultivating, educating and mobilizing diverse immigrant and refugee communities. NAVP volunteers offer new citizens the opportunity to register to vote at every single naturalization ceremony—three to four per week, with five to six volunteers at each ceremony.

On September 21st, 2015 the New American Voters Project (NAVP) reached a milestone, NAVP registered its 15,000th newly naturalized American citizen to vote. This innovative collaboration won an award from the National Association of Secretaries of State in 2013, and is being replicated in other states.

Read all about it! This case study tells the story of the inspiring collaboration. Special thank you to Oregon Voice for supporting NAVP!