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Glenn Magpantay, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

Glenn D. Magpantay, Esq. is the Director of the Democracy Program at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund. He is a recognized authority on minority voting rights and political participation, Asian American political opinion, and the census.

Mr. Magpantay has represented OCA chapters and Asian American voters several in lawsuits under the federal Voting Rights Act on bilingual ballots and redistricting, and in briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court on restrictive voter ID requirements, the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act, and proof of U.S. citizenship requirements.

He oversees AALDEF’s Asian American Election Protection efforts in fifteen states. In 2012, he coordinated the nation’s largest multilingual exit poll of Asian Americans with several OCA chapters surveying over 9,000 voters in 14 states and 37 cities. In 2009, he was summoned to testify before Congress about anti-Asian voter disenfranchisement.

He has given commentary to numerous media outlets includingThe New York Times, USA Today, Boston Globe, CNN, and National Public Radio. He teaches "Race & the Law” at Brooklyn Law School and "Asian American Civil Rights” at Hunter College/ CUNY.

Magpantay attended the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook on Long Island, and graduated cum laude from New England School of Law in Boston – after being admitted as an affirmative action beneficiary.


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