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10.24.2012

protect the rights of asian american voters



Today 1 in 3 Asian Americans still struggle with English proficiency, and 4 out of every 5 Asian Americans speak another language besides English at home.

Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act provides language assistance to thousands of Asian American voters, allowing them to fully exercise their right to vote. No matter what language you speak, all citizens should have the ability to vote in a full and effective manner.

Asian American voters like Jenn have the desire and the right to vote, but sometimes they need help understanding the ballot in a language they can understand. Will you help protect Jenn's right to vote in Chinese this Election Day? Here's what you can do...

This year the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice is protecting the rights of Asian American voters who are utilizing bilingual ballots in Section 203 jurisdictions across the country.

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and want to help protect the rights of Asian American voters, volunteer as a poll monitor for the November 6th elections: http://bit.ly/pollmntr.

For opportunities to protect the rights of Asian American voters in Southern California visit: http://apalc.org/blog/volunteer-empower-mobilize-and-protect-asian-american-nhpi-voters#.UIW3lW_R4fU.

For opportunities in Chicago, IL visit: http://www.advancingjustice-chicago.org/get-involved/volunteer-opportunities.

For further information, including more data, tools and resources for you to helpk mobilize the Asian American vote, go here.