Help defend Asian American voting rights on Election Day

Volunteers needed for 2016 Asian American exit poll and poll monitoring.

Do you want to help defend Asian American voting rights on Election Day? The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), along with other Asian American organizations, seeks volunteers to help monitor elections and conduct non-partisan voter surveys at poll sites in Asian American neighborhoods.

In past elections, Asian Americans have faced a series of barriers in exercising their right to vote. For example, poll workers were hostile and made racist remarks, poll sites had too few interpreters to assist Asian American voters, translated voting materials were missing or hidden from voters, and ballots were mistranslated listing Democratic candidates as Republicans, and vice versa.

Want to help with exit polling and poll monitoring on November 8? Sign up to volunteer. Attendance at one training session is required for all volunteers. All volunteers must be non-partisan and work a 3-hour shift. (CLE trainings are 90 minutes. Attorneys can receive 1.5 CLE credits including 0.5 ethics credit.)

Here's a list of the remaining training sessions:

Training Sessions:

Thursday, October 20 - BOSTON, MA
Ropes & Gray LLP (CLE Training)
800 Boylston St, Lunch, 12:00 PM

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
275 Hancock St, Suite 200, Computer Lab, Quincy, Dinner, 6:30 PM

Friday, October 21 - AUSTIN, TX
Fish & Richardson PC (CLE Training)
111 Congress Ave, Suite 810, Lunch, 12:30 PM

Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association
YMCA Townlake, 1100 W Cesar Chavez, 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 (CLE Training)
767 Fifth Avenue, Lunch, 12:30 PM

Tuesday, October 25 - PHILADELPHIA, PA
Ballard Spahr (CLE Training)
1735 Market St, 51st Fl, Lunch, 12:00 PM

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

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

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP (CLE Training)
901 New York Ave NW, Dinner, 6:00 PM

Thursday, October 27 - NEW YORK, NY
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP (CLE Training)
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 – SOUTHFIELD / ANN ARBOR, MI
Philippine American Community Center of Michigan, 17356 Northland Park Ct, Southfield, 3:00 PM

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

Election Day is just around the corner! Volunteers are needed in California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, DC. To volunteer, sign up here. For further information about poll monitoring, exit polling and how to get involved, go to the AALDEF website.

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