April 4: AALDEF to Release New Findings on Asian American Vote in Maryland in 2012 Elections

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013

Maryland Flag.jpgOn Thursday, April 4 at 2pm at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) will release detailed findings on Asian American voters in Maryland in the 2012 elections.

AALDEF conducted a nonpartisan, multilingual exit poll of nearly 400 Asian American voters in Maryland, the largest survey of its kind in the nation. At this special presentation, comparative information will be given about the Asian American vote in the 2012 elections, including concerns about key issues and profiles of the Asian American vote by ethnicity, party enrollment, and English proficiency, as well as reports on voting barriers.

The exit poll results are part of AALDEF's 14-state multilingual exit poll of 9,096 Asian American voters in cities with large Asian American populations. In Maryland, AALDEF conducted the exit poll in Rockville and Silver Spring, two cities with the largest Asian American populations, including Chinese American, Asian Indian, Korean American, Vietnamese American, and Filipino American. These results reveal vital information about Asian American voting patterns that is often overlooked in mainstream voter surveys. 

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

  • 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 the Asian American Vote in Maryland for the 2012 Presidential Elections

DATE/TIME:   Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 2 - 3:30pm

PLACE:   University of Maryland, Adele H. Stamp Student Union (Margaret Brent Room) on Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20742

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

About the Asian American Exit Poll:
AALDEF has conducted exit polls of Asian American voters in every major election since 1988. 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.

Ujala Sehgal
212.966.5932 x.217