AALDEF Asian American Poll Monitoring Project

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to defend Asian American Voting Rights – Tuesday, November 6, 2012

In past elections, Asian Americans have faced a series of barriers in exercising their right to vote. In response, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund will monitor the elections for compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act, which mandates bilingual ballots and forbids anti-Asian voter discrimination.

Volunteers are needed to monitor poll sites in Asian American neighborhoods in 14 states. Volunteers will administer a multilingual voter survey in 3-hour shifts to document voting problems on Election Day. Polls are generally open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

There will be a one hour training for all volunteers, or 90 minutes for attorneys seeking CLE credits. All volunteers must be non-partisan. To sign up, go to http://www.aaldef.net/volunteer_monitor_form.aspx or complete the registration form below. Thank you!

For more information, contact AALDEF at 800-966-5946 or votingrights@aaldef.org.

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AALDEF VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP
Asian American Election Protection – Tuesday, November 6, 2012
http://www.aaldef.net/volunteer_monitor_form.aspx’

NAME: ______________________________________________
ADDRESS: ___________________________________________
CITY:________________________ STATE_______ ZIP______
EMAIL: ______________________________________________
PHONE: ______________________________________________
ORG./CO./SCHOOL/FIRM: ______________________________

ARE YOU?
[] Attorney
[] Law student
[] Undergraduate student
[] Community volunteer

WHERE DO YOU MOST PREFER TO BE STATIONED? (rank if multiple):
WASHINGTON, DC:
[]Chinatown []Columbia Heights

CALIFORNIA:
[] San Diego

FLORIDA:
[]Miami-Dade/Miami []Orange/Orlando

GEORGIA:
[]Norcross []Duluth []Suwanee []Doraville

ILLINOIS:
[]Chicago []Skokie []Glenview []Evanston []Northbrook

LOUISIANA:
[]New Orleans/ Eastbank

MARYLAND:
[]Rockville []Silver Spring

MASSACHUSETTS:
[]Boston’s Chinatown []Dorchester []Lowell []Quincy

MICHIGAN:
[]Hamtramck []Ann Arbor []Dearborn

NEVADA:
[]Las Vegas /Spring Valley

NEW JERSEY:
[]Palisades Park []Fort Lee []Tenafly []Jersey City []Edison []East Brunswick

NEW YORK:
[]Manhattan []Brooklyn []Queens

PENNSYLVANIA:
[]Chinatown []Olney []South Philadelphia []Upper Darby []Bensalem

TEXAS:
[]Houston/Alief []North Sugar Land []NW Sugar Land []New Territory

VIRGINIA:
[]Annandale []Falls Church []Centreville []Arlington

[]No preference

DO YOU HAVE ACCESS TO A CAR TO DRIVE TO YOUR POLL SITE? []Yes []No
Some sites are not accessible by public transportation.

ON TUESDAY, NOV. 6, WHEN ARE YOU AVAILABLE TO VOLUNTEER? (rank 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.)
[]6:00 – 9:00 am
[]9:00 am – 12 N
[]12 N – 3:00 pm
[]3:00 – 6:00 pm
[]6:00 – 9:00 pm
[]Not yet sure.
[]Willing to do multiple shifts.

ARE YOU BILINGUAL IN ANY ASIAN LANGUAGE /DIALECT? (check all that apply)
Language ability is not required to volunteer but can be very helpful.
[]Cantonese
[]Mandarin
[]Korean
[]Tagalog
[]Japanese
[]Hindi
[]Gujarati
[]Punjabi
[]Bengali
[]Urdu
[]Vietnamese
[]Khmer
[]Malayalam
[]None
[]Other_______

ARE YOU?
[]Past Volunteer: Year____
[]Partnering with another volunteer: Name _____ (times must match).

WHICH TRAINING CAN YOU ATTEND?
[]None, other arrangements needed.

Mon., Oct. 1 – Las Vegas, NV
[]6PM – APALA, AFSCME Office, 2417 Chandler Avenue, Suite 4

Fri., Oct. 5 – Houston, TX
[]12 N – Fulbright & Jaworski, 1301 McKinney, Suite 5100
[]3PM – Rice University

Sat., Oct. 6 – Houston, TX
[]3PM – OCA Chinese Community Center, 9800 Town Park Drive, Houston, TX, 77036

Mon. , Oct. 15 – New Jersey
[]12N – McCarter & English, 100 Mulberry, Four Gateway Center

Tues, Oct. 16 – Miami, FL
[]12N – K&L Gates, Southeast Financial Center, Suite 3900; 200 S. Biscayne Blvd.

Wed., Oct. 17 – Atlanta, GA
[]12N – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, 999 Peachtree Street NE
[]6PM – Alston and Bird, Atlantic Center Plaza Building located at 1180 West Peachtree Street, 15th floor

Mon. , Oct. 22 – New York, NY
[]12N – Shearman & Sterling, 599 Lexington Avenue, at 53rd Street
[]6PM – Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, 51 West 52nd Street at 6th Avenue

Tues, Oct. 23 – Philadelphia, PA
[]12N – Duane Morris, 30 South 17th Street, between Chestnut and Market

Wed. , Oct. 24 – Washington, DC
[]12N – Crowell & Moring, 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
[]6PM – Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, 901 New York Avenue, NW, at K St.

Thurs. , Oct. 25 – Boston, MA
[]12N – Ropes & Gray; Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston Street
[]6PM – Edwards Wildman Palmer; 111 Huntington Avenue

Tues. , Oct. 30 – New York, NY
[]6PM – Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, 4 Times Square, 42nd St. east of Broadway

RETURN TO:
AALDEF Election Protection Project
99 Hudson Street, 12th Floor ▪ New York, NY 10013
EMAIL votingrights@aaldef.org

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Glenn D. Magpantay, Jerry Vattamala, or Chi-Ser Tran
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
99 Hudson Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10013

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