2006
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“Andrew Young Resigns Job as Wal-Mart Image-Builder”

New York Times, August 18, 2006 “The civil rights leader Andrew Young, who was hired by Wal-Mart to improve its public image, resigned from that post last night after telling an African-American…

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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 Volunteer Outreach Event

Volunteers from the Lehman Brothers will partner with AALDEF on July 22 in Flushing, Queens, to educate Asian Americans about their legal rights and to register new voters. Asian American communities…

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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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June 14 Film Screening & Director’s Talk: Golden Venture

Where: Silk Road Mocha, 30 Mott Street Fee: suggested $8/general admission; $5/AALDEF member RSVP: Please call MoCA at (212) 619-4785 The RSVP list is currently full. To be placed on the waitlist,…

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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 Releases Voting Rights Act Report, “Asian Americans and the Voting Rights Act: The Case for Reauthorization”

On June 13, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) submitted to Congress a comprehensive report on the Voting Rights Act, in which it finds that voters continue to face pervasive…

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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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“House Negotiator Calls Senate Immigration Bill ‘Amnesty’ and Rejects It”

New York Times, May 27, 2006 “…Mr. Sensenbrenner said he would continue to reject President Bush’s call for a compromise because he believed that the president, who supports a path to citizenship for…

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“Immigration Bill Given Final Polish in Senate”

San Francisco Chronicle, May 26, 2006 “The Senate—including a majority of Republicans—voted resoundingly Wednesday to move toward passage of a sweeping overhaul of the country’s immigration laws. The…

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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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What’s Next in the Immigration Debate? Ten Principles for Change

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund Families for Freedom Immigrant Communities in Action Make the Road by Walking After almost two months of taking to the streets, it is clear that we, as…

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TAKE ACTION: Please Take One Minute to Call the Senate TODAY (Week of May 22, 2006)

Dear AALDEF friends and supporters, As you may know, the Senate is poised to pass immigration legislation that would radically alter our immigration system and deplete human rights standards in the…

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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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