2005
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Coalition Working on 101.5 Broadcast Response and Station Reach Mutual Understanding

Station Issues On-Air Apology; Commits to Taking Proactive Steps to Increase Cultural Awareness and Understanding The New Jersey/National Taskforce Against Hate Media and the New Jersey Coalition for…

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AALDEF Korean Workers Project Announces $28,000 Settlement for Store Worker

An injured Korean worker who worked 72 hours a week at a New York City store won a major settlement today, receiving $28,000 to settle his claim for his unpaid overtime wages. The Asian American Legal…

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New Report Reveals Asian American Voting Trends in 2004 Presidential Election

Multilingual Exit Polls Show Many Asian Americans are First-Time Voters and Share Common Concerns Across Ethnic Lines Washington, DC—Asian American voters, despite their diverse backgrounds and…

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The South Asian American Vote 2004

With analysis about Indo-Caribbean, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and Indian Voters Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund Releases New Exit Poll Results New York—In celebration of Asian American…

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The Southeast Asian American Vote 2004

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund Releases New Exit Poll Results New York—The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund released new findings from its national multilingual exit…

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The Massachusetts Asian American Vote 2004

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund Releases New Exit Poll Results Boston, MA—The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund released new findings from its national multilingual exit…

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AALDEF Releases National Report on the Asian American Vote 2004

New York–The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund released new findings from its national multilingual exit poll of almost 11,000 Asian American voters in the November 2004 Presidential…

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AALDEF Korean Workers Project Announces $73,000 Settlement for Grocery Store Worker

A Korean worker who worked 84 hours a week at a New York City grocery store for 12 years won a major settlement today, receiving $73,000 to settle his claim for his unpaid overtime wages. The Asian…

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AALDEF Mourns Passing of Fred Korematsu

Civil rights legend Fred Korematsu, who was an AALDEF Justice in Action awardee and longtime friend of AALDEF, passed away at age 86 in California on March 30th. He is survived by his wife Kathryn,…

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YKASEC, AALDEF and the Korean-Chinese Association of New York Announce New Initiative for Workers’ Rights Activities in the Korean-Chinese Community

YKASEC, AALDEF, and the Korean-Chinese Association of New York announced the launch of a comprehensive new initiative today aimed at protecting the rights of workers in New York City’s growing…

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YKASEC, AALDEF Announce Launch of Comprehensive Study of Korean Workers in New York City

YKASEC and AALDEF announced the launch of a ground-breaking new study aimed at collecting information about low-wage Korean workers in New York City—the first such study of its kind. There are over…

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AALDEF Mourns Passing of Rep. Bob Matsui

New York—Robert T. Matsui, a 14-term Congressman from Sacramento, California, passed away on January 1 after a brief illness. Rep. Matsui, 63, was head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign…

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Korean Workers Project Brochures Available in Korean and English

The AALDEF Korean Workers Project (KWP) is the only project in the East Coast designed specifically to serve the needs of low-income workers of Korean descent. The Project provides traditional direct…

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2004
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National Multilingual Exit Poll of 11,000 Asian American Voters Finds 74% Favor John Kerry; 38% are First-time Voters

Voters Express Greatest Concern about Jobs and the Economy New York—The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) today announced preliminary findings from its multilingual, nonpartisan…

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Asian American Civil Rights Group Reports Widespread Voter Problems on Election Day

Longtime Voters Improperly Required to Show ID; Many Cast Provisional Ballots; Shortage of Bilingual Poll Workers Contributes to Long Lines New York—A heavy turnout of Asian American voters in today’s…

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Chinatown Community Wins Lawsuit over Closure of Park Row

New York City Chinatown residents, small business owners and elected officials joined the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) on today in applauding the New York State Supreme…

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AALDEF Announces Launch of Korean Workers Project

The Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund (AALDEF), a 30-year-old New York-based civil rights organization, announced that Steven Choi, a Harvard Law School graduate and 2004-05 Skadden…

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AALDEF Provides Representation to Communities Impacted by the FBI’s “October Plan”

New York, NY—On September 17, 2004, CBS News reported that the FBI was planning to conduct rounds of interrogations, surveillance and possible detentions to deter possible disruptions around the…

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9/11 Disaster Response

TESTIMONY TO SUPPORT HEALTH CARE AND MEDICAL RESEARCH FOR RESIDENTS OF LOWER MANHATTAN SUBMITTED TO THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL SECURITY. EMERGING THREATS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ON…

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On the Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, New Project Launched to Protect the Right to Vote for Asian Americans

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund Announces National Voter Complaint Hotline (800.966.5946), Election Day Poll Monitoring and Multilingual Exit Polls in Five States Washington, DC—On…

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