Civic Engagement

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Snowy Wonderland


Snowy Wonderland Family Event Set for December 4!

Congratulations to our Civic Engagement team for meeting their voter outreach goals for the General Election! The team knocked on over 6,600 doors in October and the first week of November. They also made over 11,200 calls, hosted a Boba and Ballot community event and did a PSA video on the importance of voting. Amazing job, team!

Next up is the Snowy Wonderland Family Event!

You may have noticed that the weather outside has been frightfully frigid. On Sunday, December 4 there is a 100 percent chance of snow from noon to 4 pm at the Sherman Heights Community Center. Yes, Mid-City CAN is going to deliver 20 TONS OF SNOW for kids and families to play in that day! Besides snow activities there will be arts and crafts, face painting, food, a hot chocolate bar, Santa's Grotto, community organizations, and much more!

Scan the QR code, click the link below, or email Lexxus at [email protected] to RSVP for this fun December 4 event!

Snowy Wonderland Family Event (midcitycan.org)

WHEN: Sunday, December 4 from noon to 4 pm.
WHERE: Sherman Heights Community Center, 2258 Island Avenue, San Diego CA 92102

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Snow is cold so bring gloves and other items that will keep you warm!

QR code RSVP

Vote


Get Ready for the November General Election!

The Civic Engagement team kicked off its Integrated Voter Engagement (IVE) campaign to get residents prepared for the November California General Election! We'll be canvassing and phone banking to reach City Heights voters and residents to ensure they know where to cast their vote. The team will educate residents on recent changes due to the Voters Choice Act (VCA) and serve as a trusted information resource and be available to answer any questions.

Check out the Public Service Announcement video that our Neighborhood Captains recorded at the Idea Lab in City Heights with Juan Lopez of Media Arts Center.

In conjunction with the IVE program, Civic Engagement hosted a “Boba and Ballot” community event on October 22 at Cafe X! Community speakers Mohammad Rahimi of CAIR San Diego, Aidan Lin of Our Time to Act United, and Oscar Rendon of Youth Will discussed the ballot measures, the importance of voting, and answered questions from the audience. View photos and a video from the event by clicking here.

The team will continue canvassing and phone banking until the November 8 California General Election. Say hi to these hardworking captains when you see them in your neighborhood!

Useful Voting Resources

If you have any questions about voting, please visit the Civic Engagement Voter Resources page:

Mid-City CAN Pride Event


Mid-City CAN's First Pride Event a Success!

Mid-City CAN was thrilled to hold its first Health, Pride, and Resiliency event in City Heights on June 25, 2022 at Henwood Memorial Park! Thank you to everyone who attended as well as our many community partners.

We were thrilled to partner with over 10 community organizations including Planned Parenthood, Rainbow Spaces, SD Black LGBTQ+ Coalition, and many more. The event featured speakers, a yoga session led by JustBriFree Yoga & Wellness, a tie-dye station courtesy of Sew Loka, a flag making station, a performance by Amber St. James, and food & drinks. Council President Sean Elo-Rivera stopped by and congratulated Mid-City CAN for hosting a wonderful community event!

To view photos and a video of the event, visit our Flickr page by clicking here.


GOTV


Get Out the Vote Team Meets Outreach Goals

Congratulations to our 2022 Get Out The Vote field team for meeting their voter outreach goals! 

Voter registration and voter engagement are critical power-building strategies for Mid-City CAN. By registering and encouraging people who don’t normally vote to participate, we are building a stronger and more robust democracy. Increasing the number of voters in City Heights also ensures that City Heights becomes more powerful, that resources are invested more equitably in the community, and that residents' needs are taken seriously by decision-makers. The voters who chose to, are then linked to Momentum Team campaigns where they can actively engage on the issues critical to their daily lives.

Useful Voting Resources

Visit the Civic Engagement Voter Resources page:


GET VACCINATED

Vaccinated

Throughout April 2022, the Civic Engagement team worked hard to get community members vaccinated and offered COVID 19 resources. On April 9th, the team had a special event for the residents at the Atmosphere Apartments, a supportive and assisted living facility. Residents received the COVID-19 vaccine along with light refreshments. The team is continuing to push for more events on our high priority outreach zip codes which include 92115, 92105, 92114, 92102, 92113, 92136, and 92139. On April 23rd, the team offered resources during the Spring Love Event.

The Civic Engagement team wrapped up April with two events on April 30th. They tabled and offered COVID-19 resources at the Copley-Price Family YMCA where the YMCA hosted a Healthy Kids Day which featured kids activities, a chance to meet community partners, and the opportunity to learn about the YMCA’s programs and activities. While half of the team were at the YMCA, the other half were at the Employment Resource Center getting community members pre registered for their COVID-19 and flu vaccines. ERC will handed out free food packages, diapers, feminine hygiene products and seeds.

Watch the video of the Civic Engagement team's vaccine tour:

A second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for older people and certain immunocompromised individuals has been authorized, book your COVID 19 vaccine appointment by calling 1-800-778-0036.