Immigrants and electoral politics : nonprofit organizing in a time of demographic change / Heath Brown.

Heath Brown shows why nonprofit electoral participation has emerged in relationship to new threats to immigrants, on one hand, and immigrant integration into U.S. society during a time of demographic change, on the other. Immigrants across the United States tend to register and vote at low rates, th...

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Main Author: Brown, Heath A., (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017.
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Summary:Heath Brown shows why nonprofit electoral participation has emerged in relationship to new threats to immigrants, on one hand, and immigrant integration into U.S. society during a time of demographic change, on the other. Immigrants across the United States tend to register and vote at low rates, thereby limiting the political power of many of their communities. In an attempt to boost electoral participation through mobilization, some nonprofits adopt multifaceted political strategies including registering new voters, holding candidate forums, and phone banking to increase immigrant voter turnout. Other nonprofits opt to barely participate at all in electoral politics, preferring to advance the immigrant community by providing exclusively social services.
Item Description:Previously issued in print: 2016.
Physical Description:1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Audience:Specialized.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781501705922
150170592X