2006
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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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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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