2006
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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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Brochures for AALDEF’s New Jersey Asian American Legal Project (NJ-AALP)

The New Jersey Asian American Legal Project (NJ-AALP) is an initiative of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) to address the unmet legal needs of Asian Americans in New…

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Immigrant Rights Informational Session for

Join us for an informational session on Tuesday, September 26th to discuss: Recent incidents in Edison and impact on South Asian community Exercising your civil rights and accessing benefits as an…

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Why Can’t America Have Human Rights? (Sept. 14, 2006)

Venue: The Nave of the Riverside Church in New York City 490 Riverside Drive New York, New York 10027 212-870-6700 6:30 p.m. Breakthrough: building human rights culture and Mission and Social 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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Volunteers Needed for Nov. 7 Asian American Election Protection and Poll Monitoring

Volunteer Sign-Up Forms Now Available Online In past elections, Asian Americans have faced a series of barriers in exercising their right to vote. For example, poll workers were rude, hostile, or…

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Sept. 6th Rally: Forgotten Victims of 9.11 Demand that Pataki Protect Our Health!

PRESS CONFERENCE & RALLY WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 12 NOON @ GROUND ZERO (corner of Liberty St. & Church St.) TRAINS: Fulton St.: 2/3/4/5/J; Broadway/Nassau: A/C; Cortlandt St.: R/W; World Trade…

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Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund Youth Law Project Resources

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) has launched a new Youth Law Project offering resources and legal representation to Asian youth and youth groups. What issues do we focus…

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Suitcases on Tour and AALDEF @ QMA’s Fatal Love

The Queens Museum of Art presents Suitcases on Tour: Chanika Svetvilas & the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) a program of Fatal Love ’06 Saturday, August 19, 2006 3:15…

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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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