Righting Wrongs -- Poll: Tremendous Political Diversity Among Asian Americans

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Poll: High Number of Independent Asian Voters
imageAALDEF's exit poll in Virginia, New Jersey, and New York in the 2013 elections revealed that there is tremendous political diversity within the Asian American community. High numbers of independent Asian American voters and crossover voting indicate that issues and candidates drive the Asian American vote, rather than party affiliation. What does this mean for the power of Asian American voters? Politicians take note: in key states like Virginia, Asian Americans could be a decisive voting bloc in the 2014 midterm elections. Continue reading...
Facing the Devastation in the Philippines
image"Despite being born in America, in the broadest sense, as a full-blooded Filipino, I'm related to everyone there. From a humanitarian sense, of course, we all are." Our thoughts are with the people in the Philippines affected by the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyun. Read Emil Guillermo's column about this tragedy...

Major Gender Gap in Earning for Asian Americans
imageIt seems that despite Asian Americans' high educational outcomes as an overall group, race still has a harmful impact on their earning power. A new policy brief released by AALDEF shows that looking at gender and class reveals the hidden effects of race. For example, the gender gap in earning between Asian American men and women is even greater than that between White Americans. Is equal opportunity for Asian Americans as much a myth as "model minority"? Continue reading...
Undocumented Asian Youth Stands Up to Obama
imageJu Hong, a Korean American undocumented student, yelled out "stop deportations" during President Obama's speech in San Francisco yesterday. Obama let Hong have his say and stopped any security efforts to remove him from the event. "When matters of public import are at stake, it is far better to stand up, speak out, and be heard." Continue reading...
March 25: 40th Anniversary Gala! Save the Date
imageOn March 25, 2014, AALDEF celebrates its 40th anniversary at PIER SIXTY, Chelsea Piers, NYC, with 2014 Justice in Action recipients John Chou of AmerisourceBergen Corporation and Mari Matsuda of the University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law. Reserve your tickets right away: email events@aaldef.org.

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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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