2006
Press Release

AALDEF Testifies Against EPA’s Flawed 9.11 Contamination Testing Plan at City Council Oversight Hearing

New York, NY—The civil rights group Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) joined residents, advocates, and workers today in testifying before the New York City Council regarding…

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AALDEF Honors Civil Rights Leaders with Justice in Action Awards at 2006 Lunar New Year Gala

New York—More than 850 friends, both old and new, joined the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) on Thursday, Feb. 2nd to usher in the Year of the Dog 4704 at its annual Lunar New…

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AALDEF Challenges NYPD Retaliation against Immigrant

Case of Waheed Saleh Asserts First Amendment “Right to Petition” in NYPD’s Enforcement of Immigration Laws New York—The Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund (AALDEF) today filed a lawsuit…

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News

“Lawsuit Demands More Aid for Asian-American Voters”

New York Times, February 7, 2006 “Saying they were fed up after ‘many years of frustration’ in dealing with the New York City Board of Elections, four Asian-American voters’ organizations filed a…

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AALDEF Files Voting Rights Act Lawsuit against the NYC Board of Elections

Cites Nearly a Decade of Violations of the Act’s Language Assistance Provisions New York—In federal court today in Manhattan, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), along with…

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AALDEF Releases 2005 Massachusetts Exit Poll Results

Boston, MA—The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), a 32-year-old civil rights organization, released detailed findings today from its multilingual exit poll of Asian American…

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Minimum Wage for 2006 Increases to $6.75 an Hour for Most Employees, and to $4.35 an Hour for Tipped Restaurant Workers

New York—The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), a 31-year-old civil rights organization that provides immigrant workers with legal advice and representation, reminds workers and…

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News

RIGHTS BEGIN AT HOME: Protecting Yourself as a Domestic Worker

A Publication of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) and the National Employment Law Project (NELP), and revised by NELP in 2006 The purpose of this handbook is to help…

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2005
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Unpaid Workers File Suit against Dishonest Restaurant Workers and Advocates to Demand Payment

New York—The Korean Workers Project, a collaboration between the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) and YKASEC Empowering Korean Communities, today demanded payment on behalf of…

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At Final EPA WTC Expert Technical Review Panel Meeting, NYC Residents and Workers Will Blast EPAs Fatally Flawed Program for 9/11 Contamination

New York—On Tuesday, December 13, residents, workers, environmentalists and community advocates will head into the final panel meeting of the EPA’s WTC Expert Panel to denounce the EPA’s…

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Immigrant Worker Wins Big Decision for Workers’ Rights

Federal Judge Awards Full $71,000 in Back Wages and Damages New York—In a precedent-setting decision released yesterday, federal court Judge Leonard B. Sand ruled in favor of immigrant worker Doo Nam…

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T Visa Petition Filed on Behalf of Trafficked Teenager

Urges Communities to Use AALDEF Hotline for Survivors in Need of Assistance New York—The Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund (AALDEF) announced the filing of its first T Visa petition…

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AALDEF Monitors Report Voting Rights Violations in 2005 Elections

Monitors Document Concerns in NY, NJ, and MA New York, NY—More than 275 volunteers from the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) and a coalition of Asian American advocacy groups…

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AALDEF Urges Congress to Expand Voting Rights Act Language Assistance Provisions

New York—The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) this week urged Congress to reauthorize and expand Language Assistance Provisions under Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act. The…

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News

“Renew and Expand Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act: Language Access to the Vote for Asian Americans”

AALDEF Backgrounder on the Voting Rights Act in English, Chinese, Khmer, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) has the prepared the following…

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AALDEF Steps Up Monitoring of 2005 Elections in Three States: New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts

On Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th, the civil rights group Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) will dispatch approximately 250 volunteer poll monitors to document incidents of…

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AALDEF South Asian Workers Project Announces $75,000 Settlement for Restaurant Worker

New York—Mr. C, a waiter from Bangladesh and a client of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), won a major victory against a prominent downtown Manhattan Indian restaurant…

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First-Ever Chinese and Vietnamese Ballots in Boston; Court Approves of Settlement in Voting Rights Lawsuit

Asian Americans and Latinos hail decision, applaud the City of Boston and U.S. Department of Justice Late yesterday afternoon, a panel of judges approved a settlement that requires the City of Boston…

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AALDEF Korean Workers Project Announces $35,000 Settlement for Store Worker

A Korean worker who worked 72 hours a week at a New York City grocery store has won a major settlement, receiving $35,000 to settle his claim for his unpaid overtime wages. The Asian American Legal…

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AALDEF Korean Workers Project Announces $2,900 Settlement for Day Laborers

A group of three Korean-Chinese construction day laborers whose employer refused to pay them any wages for their work won a settlement of about $2,900 to settle their claims. The Asian American Legal…

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