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AALDEF Summer Voter Registration Community Service Project

Wednesday, May 30, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Mike Nguyen
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Summer 2012
Asian American Voter Registration Drives


The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), founded in 1974, is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans.

This summer, AALDEF will be conducting a series of street-based voter registration drives in various neighborhoods in New York City and East Brunswick, New Jersey. We need your help to register Asian Americans to vote.

Volunteers with Chinese, Korean, Bengali, Hindi, or Punjabi language skills are especially helpful, though not necessary.

All volunteers must be non-partisan during the time that they help.  There will be a half-hour phone training for all volunteers on rules to know when conducting voter registration drives.

If your company is interested in participating in one or more registration drives this summer, please contact AALDEF Assistant Director Lillian Ling at with the date(s) of choice and the number of volunteers your company/firm will be able to provide.

The voter registration drive schedule is:

____Thursday, June 28, 2012: Elmhurst, Queens (5-6:30 pm)
____Friday, June 29, 2012: Richmond Hill, Queens (5-6:30 pm)
____Saturday, June 30, 2012: East Brunswick, New Jersey (11-3pm)
____Monday, July 2, 2012: PATH train stop - World Trade Center in Manhattan (4:30-6pm)
____Tuesday, July 3, 2012: Flushing, Queens (5-6:30 pm)

____Tuesday, September 25, 2012 (National Voter Registration Day): locations TBD

Thank you! We look forward to working with you this summer!

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