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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Texas federal court rules that AALDEF voting rights lawsuit may proceed


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FAQs on Asian Americans and Fisher v. UT-Austin


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