VABA-DC Volunteers at the Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote Election Protection Hotline

Thursday, November 15, 2012 9:16 AM | Anonymous

During the 2012 general election, VABA-DC sent a contingent of Vietnamese-speaking attorneys, law students and college students to the APIA Vote Election Protection Hotline in Washington D.C. to assist Vietnamese-speaking voters nationwide in exercising their vote.  The hotline was a non-partisan effort organized by the Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote, the Asian American Justice Center and the Lawyer’s Committee on Civil Rights to provide multilingual voting information in Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese. 

For 12 hours each day, VABA-DC  members fielded calls from across the country  and answered questions such as where to vote, when to vote, how to vote and informed Vietnamese-speaking voters of the identification requirements of different states. 

         

As a part of our community outreach mission, VABA-DC is committed to increasing awareness and improving access to the legal rights of the Vietnamese-American community.  We are pleased to have been able to further that mission through the 2012 APIA Vote Hotline and would like to thank everyone who volunteered to make it a success.

http://www.apiavote.org/

 


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