Righting Wrongs -- February 8, 2013

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SAVE the DATE! AALDEF's 2013 Justice in Action Awards is on February 19!
New Immigration Reform Proposals Unveiled
imageIt has been a major two weeks for immigrants' rights advocates, as President Obama and a bipartisan group of senators unveiled their principles for immigration reform. Almost two-thirds of Asian Americans favored comprehensive immigration reform, according to AALDEF's 2012 Asian American Exit Poll. We commend the President and members of the Senate for taking action, and advocated for an immigration system that closes the gap between the rights of U.S.-born Americans and immigrant Americans. Read our statement on immigration reform here...

The Next Big SCOTUS Case: Shelby v. Holder
imageThe Voting Rights Act, one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation, is under attack. Twenty-seven Asian American groups joined AALDEF in urging the Supreme Court to uphold Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder. Continue reading...
Celebrate Justice in Action 2013!
imageThese are the last few days to purchase your ticket for AALDEF's Justice in Action Awards and Lunar New Year Gala! AALDEF is honoring Congressman John Lewis, Jose Antonio Vargas, and Simone Wu on February 19, 2013. We've just announced our presenters: Rep. Grace Meng, the first Asian American to represent New York in Congress, Tony award-winning playwright of M. Butterfly David Henry Hwang, and Gordon Smith, CEO of Consumer and Community Banking, JPMorgan Chase. Contact us for tickets here...
Standing Up for NYC's Changing Demographics
imageThe NYC Districting Commission approved a new City Council redistricting plan by a vote of 14-1, with one Asian American commissioner dissenting. We had urged the Commission to reject this plan because it did not take into account the fast-growing Asian American population and failed to keep communities together. The plan now goes to the City Council for a vote. Find out more (and see our maps of Asian American neighborhoods in NYC) here...

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