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2006
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NJ-Asian American Legal Project Offers Free Immigration and Workers’ Rights Clinic for the Filipino American Community on Saturday, Nov. 4th

To Request a Clinic Appointment, Call (201) 388-1260 Jersey City, NJ—The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Funds New Jersey Asian American Legal Project (NJ-AALP), in collaboration with the…

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AALDEF to Conduct Election Protection Training in Boston

Attorneys, Law Students, and Volunteers to Review Federal Voting Rights Laws and Documentation of Voting Rights Boston, MA—The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), a 32-year-old…

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NYUIR Announces Route of Saturday, Oct. 21st Rally and March to Denounce Recent Anti-Immigrant Legislation and Demand FULL Legalization

For more information, contact: Joel Magallan, Asociación Tepeyac: (212) 633-7108 Shirley Lin, AALDEF: (212) 966-5932 x213 Carolyn de Leon, CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities (718) 478-6849 Miguel…

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Immigrant Communities Will Rally on Saturday, Oct. 21st to Denounce Recent Anti-Immigrant Legislation and Demand FULL Legalization

Press Conference and Presentation of Border Wall of Remembrance and Resistance” on Monday, Oct. 16th at Union Square NEW YORK UNITED FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS In the face of recent anti-immigrant…

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AALDEF Announces Election Protection Plan for 2006 Midterm Elections

Multilingual Asian American Exit Poll Survey Expands in Eight States The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), a 32-year-old civil rights group, today announced the details of its…

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NYS Department of Labor Expands Automated Voice System to Serve Chinese-Speaking Unemployment Insurance Recipients

New York—The Chinese Staff and Workers Association and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) announced today a settlement of a lawsuit against the New York State Department of…

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Asian American Advocates and Youth Education Groups File Amicus Briefs in Supreme Court School Desegregation Cases

Arguments Highlight the Need for Racially Integrated Classrooms Washington, D.C.—Today, the civil rights groups Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) and Asian American Justice…

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9/11's Forgotten Victims Demand Health and Reparations of Pataki

Ground Zero clean-up workers, Lower Manhattan residents and other workers devastated by the toxic fallout of 9/11 speak out at Ground Zero For Immediate Release Contact: Karah Newton (212) 358-0295…

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Public Statement from Concerned Organizations regarding the Recent Incidents in Edison, NJ involving the South Asian Community

We, the undersigned organizations, issue this public statement to express our deep concerns about the recent incidents in Edison, New Jersey that have led to the arrest of an Indian man at a public…

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AALDEF Korean Workers Project Reaches Amicable Settlement for Chinese Food Manufacturing Worker

For 11-Hour Days, Nearly No Overtime and Hundreds in Unpaid Wages New York—Mr. Xiao Wei Lu, an immigrant from China, has received $1,400 from his former employer, a Brooklyn-based Chinese food…

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Restaurant Workers Demand Unpaid Wages and Protest Outside Office of Shameless Restaurateur

Flushing, NY—With placards reading “Pay the unpaid wages!” and “Shame on you, Chong Min Mun,” seven former employees of the closed Flushing banquet hall Young Vin Kwan and its…

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Statement of AALDEF Executive Director Margaret Fung on the Signing of the Voting Rights Act

Washington, D.C.–Today, President George W. Bush signed into law the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006. The Act extends…

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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…

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Statement of AALDEF Executive Director Margaret Fung Commending Passage of Legislation to Renew the Voting Rights Act

Today, the Senate passed the Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006 (S. 2703), which would extend the Voting Rights Acts…

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AALDEF Urges House to Act Immediately on Voting Rights Act Renewal

Statement by AALDEF Executive Director Margaret Fung The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) today expressed its disappointment with the announcement by the House Republican…

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Over 100 Groups Urge Congress to Renew and Expand the Voting Rights Act

AALDEF Sends Nearly 1,000 Postcards from 15 States to Lead Officals As the House of Representatives takes up Voting Rights Act legislation this week, 114 national and local Asian American and other…

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AALDEF Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee and Submits Voting Rights Act Report Illustrating Decades of Disenfranchisement of Asian Americans

Calls on Congress to Renew Voting Rights Act Language Assistance and Other Key Provisions Washington, DC—Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) executive director Margaret Fung will…

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AALDEF Exit Poll Reveals Trends in Growing NJ Asian American Electorate

2005 Elections Data Includes Language Assistance, Party Enrollment, and Voting Barriers In Fort Lee, NJ, days before the New Jersey primaries, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund…

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AALDEF Statement Opposing Hagel-Martinez Immigration Bill (S. 2611)

The convoluted debate in the Senate over comprehensive immigration reform has made one thing abundantly clear: we must oppose passage of the Hagel-Martinez bill (S. 2611). The Hagel-Martinez bill is…

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Voters and Disability, Civic and Civil Rights Groups Challenge State’s Vote

Plan Completely Fails to Uphold Bold New Statutory Voter Rights to Remedy the Loss of Votes and Other Problems in Past Elections Today in Albany, a group of voter-eligible citizens—which includes…

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