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Voting Information

Read the latest on voting deadlines, absentee/mail in ballots, and early or in-person voting

Find out more about voting during COVID-19

Washington, D.C. General Election 2020: Candidate Responses

Maryland 2020 Voting Reminders

Vote by Mail Reminders

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many voters are opting to vote by mail.  Please remember to:

  1. read the directions closely;
  2. ensure that your signature matches the one on your driver’s license;
  3. sign and date in every appropriate space, as directed;
  4. return your ballot by the deadline; and
  5. follow any and all other directions and requirements.

Voters may track the status of their mail-in ballot online in MarylandWashington, D.C., and Virginia.

Check back often as we gather information for you. You can also access the following resources:

  • DC Board of Elections: Information on where to register to vote, how to check if your registration is current, where to vote in person, how to vote absentee. Also learn about current elected officials and community outreach opportunities.
  • Maryland Board of Elections: Answers common questions about registering and voting, online access to absentee ballots, and candidate lists.
  • Virginia Board of Elections: Provides online access to registration, frequently asked questions about the process, election law information, and election results from 2005 to present.

High School Student Paid Opportunity to Serve as Election Workers
Washington, D.C. high school students, who are over the age of 16, have the opportunity to be trained and compensated or receive service hours for working as an Election Worker.  The application is available here.

Another Attack on the 2020 Census
On July 21, 2020, the administration again relaunched its intention to prevent all U.S. residents from being counted in the 2020 Census.  In addition, the Census Bureau is attempting to end the 2020 counting efforts early, despite the challenges of the pandemic.  A number of entities immediately launched legal challenges to both of these efforts.   Both these actions underscore the importance of every person completing the 2020 Decennial Census as soon as possible in order to ensure a fair and accurate count.

Virginia Expanding Voting Access
The Virginia State Legislature is advancing efforts to expand absentee voting by authorizing pre-paid postage for mail-in ballots and expanding ballot drop boxes across the state.   After the State Senate and House of Delegates resolve the differences between each chamber’s bill, the governor is expected to review the proposal for signature into law. 

C-PAC Informer: July 2020 Edition
Includes a greetings from the Chair, Election 2020 information, in memoriam reflections, a call to be part of leadership, and Caribbean-American month highlights.

Black Lives Matter
Read C-PAC's call for engagement.
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COVID-19 and Voting
Find out the latest about voting in the DMV area.
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COVID-19 Statement
Information for those worried about immigration status and basic public health strategies.
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COVID-19 Resources
Here are some resources from Federal and local authorities that may be of interest to you. Remember to follow the directions of your local health and public authorities and stay safe.
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Denys Vaughn Cook
Denys Vaughn Cook passed away March 11, 2020. Denys was a pillar of the DMV community, and the national Caribbean Diaspora community. He was a dedicated member of C-PAC.
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C-PAC Election Portal
Keep informed about the 2020 elections here.
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C-PAC Celebrates Black History Month
Unlike most new immigrant groups, Americans of Caribbean heritage have been in this country since the enslavement of black people. Read about James Weldon Johnson below.
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Du Sable is regarded as the Father of Chicago and the first non-indigenous person to settle there.
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Thomas Prince Hall worked tirelessly as an abolitionist as a leader in the free black community.
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Lois Dickson Rice - Mother of the Pell Grant.
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2019 NEWS

C-PAC Informer
Volume 5, Number 1: Winter 2019
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C-PAC Board of Directors Elections
We invite eligible members to consider running for and casting their vote to select the Board of Directors.
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C-PAC 13th Anniversary Luncheon
View phots from our luncheon that was held on Saturday, October 12, 2019.
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2020 Census: What I Need to Know
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
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C-PAC Chat
October edition discusses education, immigration, business development, and Caribbean culture
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Bahamas Hurrican Restoration Fund
We have attached here information for the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce Bahamas Hurricane Restoration Fund for those of you who may wish to make a financial contribution. In addition, the Bahamian Embassy has provided a list of items needed.
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C-PAC Chair Graduates from FEMA's National Emergency Management Advanced Academy (NEMAA)
Dr. Goulda Downer completed the full curriculum and graduated from FEMA's NEMAA, a program that reinforces the qualities needed to manage emergency management programs.
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Be Aware News Blast
Immigration Raids: #KnowYourRights | Legislative Watch: DC Office on Caribbean Affairs | 2020 Census Updates | Washington DC Statehood Hearing
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Memo on ICE Raids: July 2019
From David Grosso, At-Large Councilmember; Chairperson, Committee on Education, Council of the District of Columbia
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Statement from Mayor Bowser on President Trump’s Threat to Arrest and Remove Immigrant Residents
June 21, 2019
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C-PAC Chat
June edition summarizes feedback from the community
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C-PAC Informer Spring/Summer Newsletter 2019
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DC Office on Caribbean Affairs
Councilmember Todd Introduces Legislation Establishing DC Office on Caribbean Affairs
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C-PAC Chat
February Series on African-American History
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2018 NEWS

C-PAC 13th Anniversary Luncheon
The Executive Board of the Caribbean Political Action Committee (C-PAC) celebrated our Founding Patrons’ Luncheon in commemoration of our 13th year. See photos from the event.

C-PAC Encourages our Community to Become a Commissioner and Serve
The Mayor's Advisory Commission on Caribbean Community Affairs helps the Mayor strengthen and foster relationships with DCsidents from the Caribbean Diaspora. 
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C-PAC Informer
Volume 5, Number 1: Spring-Summer 2018
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Save the Date: 2018 Annual Founding Patrons Luncheon
Saturday, October 13, 2018
12:00 Noon - 3:00 PM
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Caribbean-American Heritage Month
June 2018
Read the DC Mayoral Proclamation

C-PAC Announces Candidate Endorsements for 2018 Regional Primaries
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C-PAC Chat:

2017 NEWS

The C-PAC Informer: Spring-Fall 2017/2018
Newsletter
The CPAC Informer Volume 4, Issue 1 is here! Please download the digital copy

The C-PAC Informer: Summer 2017
Newsletter
Please download the digital copy

C-PAC Chat
Volume 4, June 2017
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Immigration Update
See our new section for information about what to do if you are detained by ICE.
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C-PAC Chat
Volume 3, April 2017
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C-PAC Chat
Volume 2, March 2017
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The C-PAC Informer: December 2016
Newsletter
Please download the digital copy

Citizen Activism 
Our annual training course will teach you how Maryland governance works and how you can influence the legislative process.
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See 2016 and 2015 News in our Archives page...

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