Flushing, NY – In preparation for the nation’s historic presidential election between Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton, Council Member Peter Koo and the food delivery service, FlushingFood.com today kicked off a voter registration drive within the food delivery service’s coverage area until October 14th – the registration deadline to vote in this year’s presidential election.
Until October 14th, delivery drivers from FlushingFood.com will include voter registration forms with each of their deliveries in an attempt to encourage voter participation within the Asian American community. The company will also deliver voter registration forms to residents even if they do not order food. FlushingFood.com is available by phone at 718-460-7858.
CM Koo stated, “New York City is the most diverse city in the world, and candidates are vying for Asian American support because they know we are a growing segment of the population. Unfortunately, barriers in language often prevent new Americans from realizing their potential at the polls. Especially in immigrant communities, voter education is often as simple as letting people know how to register. That’s what we’re doing today. FlushingFood.com is doing an outstanding service by carrying registration forms to its constituencies, and I encourage everyone to remember to take part in our democracy and register to vote.”
FlushingFood.com CEO James Chen stated, “Our delivery drivers are proud to include voter registrations in our deliveries until October 14th in order to encourage voter registration. This is a simple way our company can further engage with our customers. Thank you to Council Member Peter Koo for organizing this outreach effort, and we look forward to continuing to serve our customers in northeast Queens.”
Pictured: FlushingFood CEO James Chen (2nd L), CM Koo (2nd R) and Linna Yu (1st R), former president of the Chinese American Voters Association of USA with voter registration forms.
Source: Councilmember Peter Koo’s office