2/28 Advisory: AALDEF to Release Findings on the Asian American Vote in Georgia in the 2012 Elections

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013

February 26, 2013 -- On Thursday, February 28 in Atlanta, Georgia, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) will release detailed findings on Asian American voters in Georgia in the 2012 Presidential Election. The results will be presented as part of the Advocacy Training Panel at the 2013 Georgia Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Legislative Day, held on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at the historic Georgia Railroad Freight Depot, The Blue Room, from 11:15 - 12:15 pm.

AALDEF, a 39-year-old national organization, conducted a nonpartisan multilingual exit poll of 361 Asian American voters in Georgia in the November 2012 Presidential Election, the largest survey of its kind. The exit poll results in Georgia are part of AALDEF's 14-state multilingual exit poll of 9,096 Asian American voters.

In Georgia, AALDEF conducted the exit poll in cities with large Asian American populations, including Norcross, Doraville, Duluth, and Suwanee. 

AALDEF Democracy Program Director Glenn Magpantay will present comparative information on the following topics covered in the 2012 exit poll:

  • Vote for President and Congress

  • Party enrollment and voting history

  • Concerns about key issues

  • Ethnicity and national origin

  • English proficiency levels

  • Citizenship tenure (duration)

  • First-time voters

  • Voting barriers

EVENT:            AALDEF Releases Detailed Findings on Asian American Vote in Georgia for 2012 Presidential Election

DATE/TIME:     Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 from 11:15 - 12:15 pm.

PLACE:            The historic Georgia Railroad Freight Depot, The Blue Room.

RSVP:               Please send name, affiliation, and contact information to Ujala Sehgal, usehgal@aaldef.org, 212.966.5932 x217.

AALDEF's multilingual exit polls reveal vital information about Asian American voting patterns that is often overlooked in mainstream voter surveys. AALDEF has conducted exit polls of Asian American voters in every major election since 1988. In the 2008 Presidential Election, AALDEF surveyed 16,665 Asian American voters in eleven states. In 2012, more than 100 community groups and organizations joined AALDEF to mobilize over 800 attorneys, law students, and volunteers to conduct the exit poll and to safeguard the voting rights of Asian Americans. 

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), founded in 1974, is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. By combining litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, AALDEF works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.