Civic Engagement

Civic engagement is an important aspect of ACDC's work to revitalize and maintain a safe and sustainable community for all. Below are highlights from the past year of our civic engagement projects.

2016 Chinatown candidates forumDonuts w delegates

2016 Chinatown Candidates Forum

About 200 community members attended the forum, held at Josiah Quincy Elementary's auditorium. This forum was held for candidates running for State Senator of the First Suffolk and Middlesex counties. Residents asked questions covering issues such as how the candidates intend to maintain and create more affordable housing in Boston.

 2016 Donuts with the Delegates

Residents of One Greenway discussed topics such as how to create and maintain affordable housing opportunities in Boston, the rise in MBTA fares, and public education with State Representative Aaron Michlewitz. A diverse group of seniors, parents, and working professionals attended this event. By empowering our residents to become active members of their community, they develop the skills and confidence to advocate for themselves and the issues they face. Click on the photo to view more from this event.

Quincy Candidates ForumQuincy dinner w/delegates

2015 Quincy Candidates Forum

In preparation for the 2015 general elections, ACDC received funding from the Coulter Foundation to increase voter registration and voter education in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. ACDC co-sponsored a bilingual candidates forum in Quincy for city councilor-at-large and mayoral candidates. The forum had simultaneous Mandarin and Cantonese translation. More than 20 community members attended. Click on the photo to view more from this event.

2016 Quincy Dinner with the Delegates

ACDC organized with our residents at 6 Fort Street in Quincy to hold a dinner with State Representative Tackey Chan and Senator John Keenan. Residents voiced their concerns about the quincy community and Rep. Chan and Sen. Keenan listened and discussed these issues, outlining how they are currently working or intend to work to address these community concerns. By creating spaces for our residents to familiarize and interact with their representatives, ACDC empowers residents to stay civically engaged and vote in future elections.