The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, a national organization founded in 1974, protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans.

Upcoming Events

March 14, 2023: Rep. Grace Meng, Harsha Marti, and CeFaan Kim to receive AALDEF 2023 Justice in Action Awards

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) will hold its annual Lunar New Year Gala and Justice in Action Awards Celebration on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. Following the success of our first-ever hybrid event last year at The Lighthouse, this year’s gala will be in person at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, NYC. The event emcees are Juju Chang, Co-Anchor for ABC News’ Nightline, and Sree Sreenivasan, CEO and Co-Founder of more

Past Events

2022 Asian American Exit Poll

DC | CA | FL | GA | LA | MA | MD | MI | NJ | NM | NV | NY | PA | TX | VA According to the 2020 Census, Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial minority group, numbering over 20 million. That makes the Asian American vote more important than ever. We are looking for volunteers, on the ground, to conduct exit polling. If you are interested in taking action, please sign up more

Rally: Affirm Diversity

A Celebration of Our Racial Diversity Come join us for music, community, and inspiring speakers — and to show your support for affirmative action. Bethany Li, legal director of AALDEF, will be speaking. WHEN: Sunday, October 30, 2022 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm LOCATION: Grand Hyatt Washington Constitution Ballroom 1000 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 Constitution Foyer Event read more

2022 AALDEF Summer Cocktail Party

AALDEF was pleased to host its first summer cocktail in two years since the pandemic first put a pause on in-person events. The 2022 AALDEF Summer Cocktail Party was held on June 27, 2022 at the 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar in New York City. We were delighted to host hundreds of Asian American lawyers, professionals, students, and community advocates at our latest fundraiser, proceeds to support AALDEF’s legal and educational more