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Voting Rights Act Coverage Update (2016)

Advancing Justice AAJC, NALEO, NARF (2016)

On December 5, 2016, the Director of the U.S. Census Bureau issued a notice of determination identifying the jurisdictions subject to the language assistance provisions of Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act.

50 Years of the Voting Rights Act: The Asian American Perspective (2015)

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (2015)

On the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC issues this report to highlight the importance of the VRA in protecting and promoting the emerging Asian American vote.

Limited English Proficient Asian Americans (2010)

Social Science and Medicine (2010)

This study evaluated the impact of threshold language policy on Vietnamese, Cantonese, Hmong, and Cambodian limited English proficiency persons' use of public mental health services in California.

The Battle Over Bilingual Ballots (2009)

Routledge (2009)

The 'bilingual ballot' provisions of the Voting Rights Act, enacted in 1965 and expanded a decade later to remove language barriers to voting by prohibiting English-only elections in certain jurisdictions, remain a subject of intense debate in election law and American politics.

Race, Rights, and the Asian American Experience (2006)

Rutgers University Press (2006)

In Race, Rights, and the Asian American Experience, Angelo N. Ancheta demonstrates how United States civil rights laws have been framed by a black-white model of race that typically ignores the experiences of other groups, including Asian Americans.