The New York State Bar Association
Committee on Civil Rights
2015 Haywood Burns Memorial Award Reception
AABANY CONGRATULATES HONORREE
Glenn D. Magpantay
Former Democracy Program Director, Asian
American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Thursday, January 29, 2015 Hilton New York Midtown
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
1335 Avenue of the Americas, Madison Room, 2nd Floor New
RSVP by Wednesday, January 21, 2015 with this reply card and return via email or fax
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518.487.5541 • 518.487.5579 (fax)
Glenn D. Magpantay
For over sixteen years, Glenn D. Magpantay has defended and prompted
the voting rights of Asian Americans at the Asian American Legal Defense and
Education Fund. As AALDEF’s Democracy Program Director, he has pressed for
inclusive access to the vote through bilingual ballots and greater political
representation and recognition of one of the nation’s fastest growing minority
He oversaw AALDEF’s Asian American Election Protection efforts in
fifteen states. He has coordinated the nation's largest multilingual exit polls
of Asian Americans. Every year he has worked with several law firms to
encourage hundreds of attorneys to help monitor poll sites to guard against
anti-Asian voter disenfranchisement.
He is a recognized authority on the federal Voting Rights Act and Asian
American political participation, including language access, election reform,
redistricting, minority voter discrimination, multi-lingual exit polling, and
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.
He teaches Race & the Law and the Individual Rights and
Representation clinical seminar at Brooklyn Law School. He now serves as a
Director of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA).
He is an active member of the Asian American Bar Association of New
York (AABANY) where he served on its Board of Directors, and has led its Pro
Bono and new LGBT Committees.
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.