Glenn D. Magpantay, Asian American Studies
Glenn D. Magpantay is a staff attorney for AALDEF, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund. Magpantay oversees AALDEF's Asian American Election Protection efforts in fifteen states across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest. In 2004, he coordinated the nation's largest exit poll of Asian Americans, surveying over 11,000 voters in 23 cities. He is a recognized authority on the federal Voting Rights Act and Asian American political participation, including bilingual ballots, election reform, minority voter discrimination, multi-lingual exit polling, and the census.
Magpantay has published numerous scholarly articles, authored a number of reports, and has given commentary to numerous media outlets, including The New York Times, USA Today, Boston Globe, CNN, and National Public Radio on the Voting Rights Act, bilingual ballots, redistricting, and Asian American voting patterns and political opinions.
He teaches Race & the Law at Rutgers School of Law - Newark, and a clinical seminar on Individual Rights and Representation at Brooklyn Law School. He serves as a Commissioner to the New York City Voter Assistance Commission and as a Steering Committee member of the Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPMINY).
Magpantay attended the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, and graduated cum laude from New England School of Law in Boston, after being admitted as an affirmative action beneficiary.
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