City Bar’s Annual Diversity & Inclusion Celebration Dinner | New York Law Journal
The New York City Bar Association held its annual Diversity & Inclusion Celebration Dinner on June 27 and honored three attorneys with the Diversity Champion Award. The award recognizes extraordinary individuals whose actions and activities within the legal profession, particularly in New York City, embody the Statement of Diversity Principles by facilitating “diversity in the hiring, retention and promotion of attorneys and in the elevation of attorneys to leadership positions within our respective organizations.”
Congratulations once again to AABANY Past President Susan L. Shin for receiving the New York City Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award on June 27. She and her co-honorees Sheila Kearney Davidson and John Mbiti appeared in a New York Law Journal article about their achievement on July 3. For the full article and photo, follow the link in the title.
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2018 Asian American Exit Poll and Poll Monitoring
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
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) has conducted a non-partisan survey of Asian American voters to document Asian American voting patterns and document instances of anti-Asian voter disenfranchisement. AALDEF has 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. In 2016, our volunteers surveyed 13,846 Asian American and Arab voters in 11 Asian languages at 55 cities about their voting encounters. Volunteers work in three hour shifts. There will be a one-hour training session for all volunteers in October (90 minutes for CLE credits). All volunteers must be non-partisan during the time that they help. Complete the form at Volunteer Sign-Up Form. Thank you!
For more information, contact: AALDEF Democracy Program Director Jerry Vattamala or Voting Rights Organizer Fiona Zhao at 800-966-5946 or firstname.lastname@example.org.