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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

AALDEF Voter Survey Volunteer Training 10/18

Via Leverett Wing

An important effort being organized by our friends at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), in New York.

As they do annually in various states, AALDEF will be conducting national, non-partisan survey of Asian American voters to document voting patterns and instances of voter disenfranchisement.

Tomorrow (Wed., 10/18), AALDEF will be offering two trainings in Boston for volunteers interested in helping with these efforts.  Attorneys can receive 1.5 CLE credits including 0.5 ethics credit for volunteering.

~ Here are the details on the two training opportunities ~
* AALDEF Voter Survey Volunteer Lunchtime Training
Where: Bechert LLP (CLE Training) - One International Place, 40th Fl, 100 Oliver St, Boston, MA 02110
When: Lunch, 12-1:30 PM

* AALDEF Voter Survey Volunteer Evening Training
Where: Metropolitan Community Room, 38 Oak Street, Boston, MA 02111
When6-7:30 PM

Attendance at one 60-minute training session is required for all new volunteers. All volunteers must be non-partisan and work a 3-hour shift on Election Day. Asian language ability is helpful, but not required.

CLE trainings are 90 minutes. Attorneys can receive 1.5 CLE credits including 0.5 ethics credit.

Please share this email, or AALDEF's Facebook event page for the trainings, with anyone you think may be interested.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO DEFEND ASIAN AMERICAN VOTING RIGHTS
2017 Asian American Election Protection – Tuesday, November 7, 2017
MA • NJ • NY • VA
 
In 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 overlooked.  In response, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) conducts a non-partisan survey of Asian American voters to document voting patterns and instances of voter disenfranchisement. AALDEF has also monitored the elections for compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act, which mandates bilingual ballots and forbids anti-Asian voter discrimination.
 
We need your help.  All are welcome to volunteer for our exit poll, which we will conduct in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia.  Exit poll volunteers work in 3-hour shifts. We are also looking for law students and attorneys to monitor polls in NY, NJ, and MA. We will conduct mandatory 60-minute community trainings and offer 90-minute CLE trainings in all of these regions. All volunteers must be non-partisan during the time they help; Asian language ability is helpful, but not required.  Complete the form at www.aaldef.net.  Thank you!
 
For more information, contact AALDEF Democracy Program Director Jerry Vattamala or Voting Rights Organizer Iris Zalun at 800-966-5946 or votingright s@aaldef.org.

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