Last updated on: 9/10/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Asian American Justice Center (AAJC) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“…we would oppose federal legislation that would ban states from using direct electronic recording voting systems… As long as the needs for all Americans, including the needs of the minority language community are met, and the machines used are accessible, private, secure, and reliable, we will continue to support voting machine technology that meets these needs. We demean our history of advancing democracy when we, at the expense of minority language voters, forever deny these voters the right to vote on the most accessible and reliable voting machine.”

“Why Different Voting Systems Must be Available to Members of the Minority Language Community,” www.advancingequality.org, Apr. 16, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Description:

“AAJC was incorporated in 1991 and opened its Washington, D.C. office in 1993. AAJC works to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans through advocacy, public policy, public education, and litigation.”

“About Us” www.advancingequality.org (accessed May 25, 2007)

Mission:

“AAJC focuses its work to Promote Civic Engagement, to Forge Strong and Safe Communities, and to Create an Inclusive Society in communities on a local, regional, and national level. A nationally recognized voice on behalf of Asian Americans, AAJC focuses its expertise on affirmative action, anti-Asian violence prevention/race relations, census, immigrant rights, language access, and voting rights.”

“About Us” www.advancingequality.org (accessed May 25, 2007)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Are Electronic Voting Machines the Best Way to Provide Access to Language Minorities?