#BiH-AmericansVote Voter Registration & Turnout Campaign
Here at BAFA, we think that the presidential elections in November will have the most impact of any during our lifetimes. Bosnian-Americans should be especially interested because we particularly appreciate the freedom and opportunity as a result of our democracy. The result will also probably be very close and every individual vote counts. If you share our concern, here’s what you can do:
- Make sure you are registered to vote!If you are a US citizen living in the US, you can register to vote online or by mail at this site: https://vote.gov/.
- If you are living outside the US or will be outside the US on Nov 3, register and request an absentee ballot using the Federal Post Card Application which you can fill in online at https://www.votefromabroad.org/. There is useful information about registering and a staffed help desk that can answer questions and help you. You must request an absentee ballot each year. Make sure to request your absentee ballot as soon as possible and by September at the latest. Also, request to receive the ballot electronically to avoid delays and uncertainty with the mail.
- Spread the word on social media and use the hashtag #BiH-AmericansVote. Talk to your friends and family about the importance of voting.
- Like our facebook page & subscribe to our email newsletter to stay informed and donate to help us buy facebook and instagram ads.
BAFA is a co-founder of Restart. Restart operates as a business embassy for the diaspora. We handle business requests and facilitate investments coming from the diaspora network and their contacts around the world.
Restart aims to serve entrepreneurs, business-oriented individuals, and municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) needing better international networks, a better information base, as well as consulting regarding direct and indirect investments. Restart reaches out also to all other members of the BiH diaspora who desire to directly take part in the economic and social transformation of their homeland.
The LEADER Project
LEADER empowers promising entrepreneurs in Bosnia and Herzegovina to learn business fundamentals through the following modules: Business Plan Development, Opportunity Recognition, Business Strategy, Marketing Strategy and Tactics, Entrepreneurial Finance (Financial Statements, Cash Flow, Valuation), Operations, Managing People, Communications and Action Planning. Through this approach, LEADER aims to enable high-potential individuals to develop local business solutions that create opportunities for their communities.
Building Our Community
BAFA is the most prominent organization of the American diaspora and Bosnian-Americans in Bosnia. It’s a membership-based community whose mission is to enhance human and social capital in both countries through the promotion of volunteerism, diversity, and responsibility.Become a Member