Deanna Kitamura is a Project Director of the Voting Rights Project at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles. Her work includes ensuring that counties comply with their language assistance requirements at poll sites. She is one of the co-authors of Advancing Justice’s Voices of Democracy: Asian Americans and Language Access During the 2012 Elections. From 2009 to 2012, Kitamura was Advancing Justice - LA’s Statewide Redistricting Manager and worked with community partners to advocate that Asian American and Pacific Islander communities be kept whole through the Los Angeles City and statewide redistricting process.
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