Volunteers needed to defend Asian American voting rights in Election 2016

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016

2016ElectionInfographic.jpgIn past elections, Asian Americans have faced a series of barriers in exercising their right to vote, including segregated "Asian" voting lines. When the news media reported on election results, Asian Americans were often overlooked. In response, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) has conducted a non-partisan exit poll of Asian American voters to document Asian American voting patterns and document instances of anti-Asian voter disenfranchisement. AALDEF has monitored the elections for compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act, which mandates bilingual ballots and forbids anti-Asian voter discrimination. In the 2012 elections, 850 volunteers polled 9,096 Asian American voters in 14 states and Washington, DC.

We are recruiting volunteers in the following states to work in 3-hour shifts on Election Day:
California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, DC.

There will be a one-hour training session for all volunteers in October (90 minutes for CLE credits). All AALDEF volunteers must be non-partisan during the time they are at polling places on Election Day. Please complete the form at www.aaldef.net and join us in protecting voting rights. Thank you!

For more information, contact:
Jerry Vattamala, Democracy Program Director
Iris Zalun, Voting Rights Organizer 

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Previous trainings were held in these locations:

Wednesday, October 5 - SAN DIEGO, CA
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton*
12730 High Bluff Dr, Ste 400 - Lunch, 12:00 noon

National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA)
Mabuhay Room, 1603 Hoover Ave, National City - Dinner, 6:00 PM

Thursday, October 6 - SAN JOSE, CA
Asian Law Alliance
De Anza College, Campus Center Conference Room A, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, 3:30 PM

Saturday, October 8 - HOUSTON, TX
OCA Greater Houston
American First National Bank, 999 Bellaire Blvd. - Lunch

Wednesday, October 12 - NEW ORLEANS, LA
Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association of New Orleans (VAYLA)
13235 Chef Menteur Hwy, Suite A - Dinner, 6:00 PM

Thursday, October 13 - ATLANTA, GA
Hunton & Williams*
600 Peachtree St., NE, Ste 4100 - Lunch, 12:00 noon

Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS)
3510 Shallowford Rd, NE - Dinner, 6:30 PM

Friday, October 14 - PRINCETON, NJ
Princeton Asian American Students Association
Princeton University, Frist Campus Center 206, 3:00 PM

Friday, October 14 - LAS VEGAS, NV
Asian Community Development Council

2610 S Jones St, Ste 3 - Dinner, 5:30 PM

Tuesday, October 18 - NEW YORK, NY
Shearman & Sterling LLP*
599 Lexington Ave, Rm 2E - Lunch, 12:00 noon

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP*
919 Third Ave - Dinner, 6:00 PM

Wednesday, October 19 - NEWARK, NJ
McCarter & English*
100 Mulberry St - Lunch, 12:30 PM

Wednesday, October 19 - MIAMI, FL

659 NE 125th Street - Dinner, 6:00 PM

Thursday, October 20 - BOSTON, MA
Ropes & Gray LLP*
800 Boylston St - Lunch, 12:00 PM

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
275 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02171 - Dinner, 6:30 pm

Friday, October 21 - AUSTIN, TX
Fish & Richardson P.C. *
111 Congress Ave, Suite 810 - Lunch - 12:30 PM

Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association
YMCA Townlake, 1100 W Cesar Chavez St. - Dinner, 6:00 PM

Saturday, October 22 - DALLAS, TX
Dallas/Fort Worth Asian-American Citizens Council (DFW AACC)
Morgan Stanley, 13455 Noel Rd., Conference Rm. 350 - Lunch, 11:30 AM

Monday, October 24 - NEW YORK, NY
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP*
767 Fifth Ave - Lunch, 12:30 PM

Tuesday, October 25 - PHILADELPHIA, PA
Ballard Spahr LLP*
1735 Market St, 51st Fl - Lunch - 12:00 noon

Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition 
1711 S. Broad St, Dinner, 6:00 PM

Wednesday, October 26 - WASHINGTON, DC
Hogan Lovells*
555 13th St NW, Main Conference Rm - Lunch, 11:30 AM

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP*
901 New York Ave NW - Dinner, 6:00 PM

Thursday, October 27 - NEW YORK, NY
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP*
28 Liberty St - Dinner, 6:00 PM

Friday, October 28 - ALBUQUERQUE, NM
New Mexico Asian Family Center
128 Quincy NE - Dinner, 5:30 PM

Saturday, October 29 - DETROIT, MI
Philippine American Community Center of Michigan, 17356 Northland Park Ct, Southfield, 3:00 PM

University of Michigan APALSA
U. of Mich. Law School, South Hall, 701 S State St., Rm. 1025, Ann Arbor, 6:00 PM

*90-minute CLE training


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