Press Release

AALDEF and Lehman Brothers Team up in Flushing, Queens to Provide Voter Registration and Free Legal Advice

New York—Tomorrow, the civil rights group Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) and Lehman Brothers, the global investment bank, will sponsor an outreach event to educate Asian Americans about their legal rights and register new voters. Assistance will be provided in English, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, Hindi, Punjabi, Tagalog, and Urdu.

Asian American communities often do not have access to free, in-language legal advice, and represent an emerging electorate as one of New York City’s fast-growing populations. AALDEF attorneys will be on hand to answer individuals basic legal questions. Lehman Brothers volunteers will distribute leaflets on immigrant rights, human trafficking, and youth rights, as well as register new voters. Outreach will conducted from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and a photo opportunity and a press conference will take place at 12:00 noon.

EVENT: Voter Registration and Free Legal Advice Clinic

SPONSOR: Attorneys from the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
With support and translation by Lehman Brothers

DATE: Saturday, July 22, 2006

Photo Opportunity: 12 Noon
Outreach: 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM

AALDEF Street Outreach Table in Flushing, Queens
In front of Amerasia Bank
41-06 Main Street at 41st Avenue
Across the street from the Flushing Library
Directions: # 7 train to Main Street, Flushing