Righting Wrongs -- September 14

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Fight Against the PA Voter ID Law
imageWith Election 2012 approaching, voter ID laws across the country have been challenged for disenfranchising minority voters. Pennsylvania's new voter ID law would unfairly restrict the right to vote for eligible Asian American voters. The case was argued before the PA Supreme Court this week. AALDEF, which has long documented discrimination against Asian American voters, is taking a stand. Continue reading...

NYC Council Unity Map Makes its Debut
imageAALDEF, together with a multiracial coalition of civil rights groups, has released the NYC Council Unity Map, a joint proposal for new City Council districts that reflects New York City's changing demographics and protects the voting rights of Blacks, Latinos, and Asian Americans. Redistricting will have profound impacts on our communities for the next decade. Explore our street-by-street view of the Unity Map and continue reading...
Exercise Your Right to Vote...for AALDEF!
imageThe Chase Community Giving contest is awarding $5 million to charities, and AALDEF has been nominated! Show your support for AALDEF by voting for us by September 19 - it's a free way for you to help protect and promote the civil rights of Asian Americans. The deadline is only a few days away so act fast! Vote here!
Gordon Hirabayashi's Story On Stage
imageOn October 22, AALDEF will be hosting a theater party for Hold These Truths, a one-man play inspired by the true story of civil rights leader Gordon Hirabayashi and his stand against the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. The play will be followed by a special Q&A session with playwright Jeanne Sakata and former acting U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal. For more details, please email info@aaldef.org (and be sure to save the date!)

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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Census Bureau releases new list of counties requiring Asian-language assistance under the Voting Rights Act


AALDEF exit poll reveals new data on Muslim voter discrimination and GOP crossover voting for Clinton


After the 2016 presidential election, the fight for DACA and immigrant rights will continue


American Muslim voters faced extra hurdles at poll sites in Michigan & NY in the 2016 elections


In AALDEF's Election Day exit poll of Asian American voters, Clinton favored over Trump by wide margin


Despite high turnout, Asian American voters faced barriers to voting on Election Day


AALDEF to poll 10,000 Asian American voters in 14 states on Election Day


AALDEF criticizes Fox News for racist Chinatown segment on "The O'Reilly Report"


Oct. 4: Joyce Xi talks about racial profiling & the wrongful prosecution of Chinese American scientists


Sept 29: AMPLIFY(HER) zine launch at Asian American Writers Workshop


Sept 6 rally: AALDEF Statement on NY Supreme Court Justice Doris Ling-Cohan


Federal court blocks Texas law restricting language assistance to voters


Remembering Grace Hwang, 1956-2016


National Asian American groups applaud Supreme Court decision in Fisher II affirmative action case