Findings Illuminate Asian American Voter Priorities for 2008 Elections, Vote for U.S. Senator, and Need for Language Assistance to Vote
On Thursday, May 10 in New Jersey, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) will release detailed findings from its multilingual exit poll of hundreds of Asian American voters in New Jersey during the November 2006 midterm elections. AALDEF, a 33-year-old civil rights organization, polled more than 4,700 Asian American voters in 23 cities and in nine states on Election Day nationwide, the largest nonpartisan survey of its kind.
AALDEF Voting Rights Public Education Coordinator Brian Redondo and Staff Attorney Glenn Magpantay will present detailed findings from the 2006 New Jersey exit poll with comparative information in the following areas:
- Voter priorities for the 2008 Elections
- Party enrollment and voting history
- Vote for U.S. Senator
- Ethnicity and national origin
- Opinions about immigration reform
- Citizenship tenure (duration)
- English proficiency levels
- Language access needs by county
EVENT: AALDEF Release of Exit Poll Results from the New Jersey Asian American Vote 2006
Thursday, May 10, 2007
12 noon to 1 p.m.: Korean American Voters Council of NY/NJ
1562 Lemoine Ave., 2nd Floor
Fort Lee, NJ (Bergen County)
7 p.m. to 8 p.m: ShahDesai PC
100 Wood Ave. South, Suite 100A
Iselin, NJ (Middlesex County)
RSVP Required: Daytime and evening presentations will be identical. Journalists who wish to attend should e-mail their name, affiliation, contact information, and desired presentation to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212.966.5932 x213 by 11 a.m. Thursday to confirm a seat. Driving directions will be provided.
AALDEF’s multilingual exit polls reveal vital information about Asian American voting patterns that is often overlooked in mainstream voter surveys. AALDEF has conducted exit polls of Asian American voters in every major election since 1988. Nearly 11,000 Asian American voters in eight states and 3,000 in four states were surveyed in the 2004 and 2002 exit polls, respectively. More than 30 community groups and organizations joined AALDEF to mobilize more than 600 attorneys, law students, and volunteers to conduct the exit poll and to safeguard the voting rights of Asian Americans.
Co-sponsors of the May 10 presentation include the Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey, the Korean American Bar Association of New Jersey, Korean American Voters Council of NY/NJ, and South Asian American Leaders of Tomorrow.