Audio Description: Watch the Former Director of the Public Engagement Unit (PEU) Omar Khan and community members discuss why the Small Business Ambassador Program is a great opportunity to become civically engaged and meet New Yorkers where they are by serving as voting hubs, while also improving the neighborhoods where these small businesses exist.
Last year, DemocracyNYC (DNYC) launched the Small Business Voter Registration Ambassadors Program (SBA) in partnership with the Mayor's Public Engagement Unit (PEU) and NYC Small Business Services (SBS). Through this program DNYC recruited 33 small businesses to promote civic engagement. These local businesses served as civic hubs for community residents to access voter registration forms and information about absentee ballots and early voting poll locations. Through this program we were able to make voter registration opportunities available where New Yorkers live and shop.
We are no longer accepting submissions for the Small Business Ambassadors Program. If you are interested in applying in the future, please check back here for more information.