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The 2016 Advancing Justice Conference (AJC) is the first and only national conference in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community focusing on civil rights and social justice. Over 700 AAPIs from across the U.S. will come together to address issues facing our fastest growing populations. The theme will focus on civic engagement and building our electoral and social power in support of economic and racial justice. Conference attendees will participate in two days of panel discussions, caucus sessions, skills and capacity building, trainings, and networking receptions.

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Wednesday, March 30 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Yes You Can: Do-It-Yourself Poll Monitoring & Voting Rights Advocacy *

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Effectively educating and mobilizing our community to vote in 2016 is essential to winning progress on any issue campaign, but how do we ensure that our community's voting rights are being respected at polling places? How do we build local power to advocate for improved access for limited English proficient voters? This workshop will introduce different approaches to voting rights advocacy and poll monitoring that may work for your civic engagement work. Then after identification of key challenges facing workshop participants, the majority of time will be spent in breakout groups for participants to work with speakers and form tangible next steps.

* Advancing Justice - LA is a State Bar of California approved Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) provider. Pre-determined MCLE credits are being provided for this activity. Please note that 0.5 hours of MCLE credit are approved for California State Bar members only.

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Andy Kang

Legal Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Chicago
Andy Kang is Legal Director at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Chicago, focusing on voting rights, legislative advocacy, and language access issues. Kang previously served as a staff attorney at the Legislative Reference Bureau, a non-partisan State agency that provides legal advice to members of the Illinois General Assembly. He currently sits on the board of the Korean American Bar Association of Chicago and the honorary board of the... Read More →

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Van Huynh

NAPABA Law Foundation Community Law Fellow, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Chicago
Van Huynh is the 2015-2017 National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Law Foundation Community Law Fellow at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Chicago, focusing on legal advocacy and language access. At Advancing Justice - Chicago, Huynh leads voter protection efforts in targeted precincts under Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act in Chicago and surrounding suburbs with high-concentration of Asian-language speaking citizens. By... Read More →
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Jerry Vattamala

Director, Democracy Program, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Jerry Vattamala is the Director of the Democracy Program at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund. Vattamala litigates cases concerning violations of Sections 203 and 208 of the Voting Rights Act and regularly meets with Boards of Elections across the country to ensure full compliance with federal and local language assistance provisions and the Help America Vote Act. Prior to joining AALDEF, Vattamala worked as a commercial... Read More →