Righting Wrongs -- October 5, 2012

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AALDEF's 2012 Election Monitoring & Exit Poll
imageWith the surge of new Asian American voters, the stakes are higher than ever for the 2012 election. That's why we're sending over 600 volunteers to 14 states to poll 10,000 Asian American voters in 12 Asian languages -- and document any voting problems or discrimination they face. Continue reading...

AALDEF in Texas for Affirmative Action Town Hall
imageOn the eve of the Supreme Court argument in Fisher v. UT-Austin, AALDEF joined a panel of civil rights leaders to discuss the future of diversity in higher education. We convened with UT-Austin students to discuss removing the obstacles to educational success faced by students of color. Continue reading...
NYPD Spying Program FOILed Again
imageThe NYPD revealed in sworn testimony that in six years of spying on American Muslims, it has not generated a single lead or any criminal charges of terrorism. Yet the NYPD still claims that AALDEF's request for public information would interfere with ongoing criminal investigations. AALDEF and Muslim Advocates, with pro bono counsel Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP, have gone to court seeking disclosure of information on NYPD civil rights violations. Continue reading...
Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Blocked
imageAALDEF filed an amicus brief challenging the Pennsylvania voter ID law for unfairly disenfranchising Asian American voters.
Now, in a victory for voting rights, a Pennsylvania judge ruled that voters will not have to produce a photo ID in order to cast their ballots in the November election.

Founded in 1974, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. By combining litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, AALDEF works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.
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