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Volunteer’s Needed!

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With Super Tuesday coming soon, APIAVote and Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC are seeking bilingual volunteers to support the National Election Protection API Voter Hotline on and leading up to March 5! Hotline volunteers answer voters’ questions and volunteers are needed to support the following language lines:

  • Bengali
  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Hindi and Urdu
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese

The next training session is February 24 at 2:00 PM ET /11:00 AM PT but additional trainings will be available in the future. Sign up for the training.

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Here’s what you can expect as a volunteer on a normal day:

  • Check for voicemails 1 – 2 times per day.
  • Return calls to voters who left voicemails asking for voter assistance.
  • You can sign up for any days you’re available! No minimum, no maximum.
  • Provide live assistance on Super Tuesday on March 5th!
  • Be supported every step of the way by our co-captains
  • Hotline captains will host weekly office hours on Zoom.
  • No prior experience is required – all training will be provided via Zoom and throughout the election cycle.

Webinar: 2016 Spring Asian American Voter Survey

Inclusion vs. Exclusion: 2016 Spring Asian American Voter Survey

Release Date: May 17, 2016

Michelle Boykins, [email protected], (202) 296-2300
Alton Wang, [email protected], (202) 223-9170

WASHINGTON, DC – National and state-based leaders in the Asian American civil rights community will release new polling data on Asian American voter attitudes during a press call on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. EST. Please register.

Speakers will discuss the results of the 2016 Spring Asian American Voter Survey, which polled 1,200 Asian American registered voters. Speakers will also discuss registration drives and get-out-the-vote organizing efforts of Asian American community groups on the ground in key states.  


  • Mee Moua, President and Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC 
  • Christine Chen, Executive Director of Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote
  • Karthick Ramakrishnan, Director of AAPIData and Professor of Public Policy

WHAT: Release of the 2016 Spring Asian American Voter Survey

WHEN: Monday, May 23, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. EST


Please register: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

888-API-VOTE Hotline

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888-API-VOTE Hotline
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While enthusiasm for voting is high, voting can be a complicated process, even more so if your first language is not English.  So, it is important for Asian Americans to learn about voting – what type of ID is accepted at the polls, what rights you have when voting – especially the right to language assistance, and what to do if you encounter any problems at the polls.
To help Asian Americans vote, AAJC and APIAVote will be running an Asian-language Election Protection hotline, 1-888-API-VOTE (274-8683). on Election Day and the day before Election Day. The hotline will be live from 7:00am -7:00pm on Monday, November 5, and from 5:30am – 7:30pm on Tuesday, November 6.  We will provide assistance in Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, Thai, and Vietnamese.
Voters can call in with any questions they have about voting, or to report any problems at the polls.  Questions such as, “where is my polling place?” and “what type of ID should I bring?” can be easily answered by our staff.  Trained staff is also on hand to address any problems that may arise.  For example, if you have difficulty with English, you have the right to bring a friend or family member into the voting booth to help you vote, but not all poll workers may know about this right (as provided by Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act) and may wrongly turn people away.  

If a poll worker wrongly turns you away from the polls because of this or refuses to allow you to vote with the assistance of your choice, call 1-888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683) and we can help you address the issue so that you can vote.  In fact, if anyone calls your eligibility to vote into question or tries to hinder your ability to vote for any reason, call 1-888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683) and someone will be able to assist you.