Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

60 Queens polling sites to have Bengali translations
Politics Melissa Chan 7/09/2013 at 12:56PM

Ballots at 60 Queens polling sites this year will have Bengali translations, officials said, but advocates for South Asian voters are skeptical the move will crystallize. “Our concern is that we were told in the past that Bengali ballots would be available, particularly for the November general election, and that did not happen,” said attorney [...]

Queens advocates push for ‘unity map’ in Council redistricting
Queens advocates push for ‘unity map’ in Council redistricting
Central Billy Rennison 10/12/2012 at 2:51PM

One phrase was continually repeated at the second round of the city’s public hearing on redistricting — déjà vu. The chorus of voices, whose pleas went unheard at the first round of city council redistricting hearings, returned with much the same message. “Little has changed since August when we were commenting on the current district [...]

Queens residents vocal over redistricting
Queens residents vocal over redistricting
News Billy Rennison 8/23/2012 at 10:48AM

Communities split by redistricting a decade ago are calling for unification as another round kicked off in Queens. Every 10 years, to account for fluctuations in the census, the city holds redistricting hearings to adjust council lines. The redistricting commission came to Queens for a public hearing at Flushing Library, allowing residents to express how [...]