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Your donation today to AALDEF will help us sustain our work to protect and promote civil rights and social justice for the Asian American community. Since 1974, AALDEF has worked every day to support access to justice, rights, and legal protections for Asian Americans, including specific recent work to:

  • Expand voting rights and protect the quality of democracy for all Americans;
  • End racial discrimination, hate crimes, and ethnic and religious profiling;
  • Provide free legal assistance and representation to trafficked women and youth;
  • Fight for the equality of Asian Americans in housing, education, and the workplace.

Please donate today. With your help, we can continue to litigate cases, provide legal rights education, and engage in advocacy that our community has come to depend upon for more than four decades. 

Safe, secure contributions can be made online with a credit card at this link:

If you wish to make a significant contribution, please consider sending a check to ensure that 100% of your support goes to our mission.  

Gifts by check should be payable to "AALDEF," and mailed to:

Attn: Development Department
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
99 Hudson St., 12th Floor
New York, NY 10013-2815

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When you make a donation to AALDEF, you can give in honor or in memory of someone important in your life. Give online above and complete the "dedicate my donation" section. If you mail a check, please be sure to include the name of the honoree, and an email or mailing address, so we can tell the honoree or their surviving family about your tribute.

You may donate gifts of appreciated stock to AALDEF, and increase your tax deduction while contributing more to our organization. The total value of the stock upon transfer is tax-deductible. We are able to accept most gifts of securities. Please contact us at donate[at] for details. 

By including AALDEF in your will or living trust, you ensure our work to protect the civil rights of Asian Americans is sustained beyond your lifetime. Please contact our development department at donate[at] for giving instructions and to ensure you are fully acknowledged.

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF EIN: 13-2855641) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. If you have any questions, please call us at 212-966-5932 or email us at donate[at]

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New AALDEF guidance on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)


Remembering AALDEF board member Vivian Cheng-Khanna,1955-2017


2017 AALDEF exit poll: 2,538 Asian American voters polled in 4 states: VA, NJ, NY, MA


Nov. 15-16: AALDEF calls on Asian Americans to mobilize in DC for a clean DREAM Act


Feb. 15, 2018: AALDEF lunar new year gala honoring Preet Bharara, Linda Greenhouse, and Chan Lee


Oct. 1: DACA renewal clinic at Flushing Library


AALDEF denounces ending of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals; new DACA fact sheet


Federal appeals court upholds ruling in AALDEF case that Texas election law violates Voting Rights Act


AALDEF denounces introduction of RAISE Act to restrict legal imigration


AALDEF exit poll presentations in Miami, Las Vegas, Atlanta & San Diego


AALDEF statement on the president's voter fraud commission


Screening of new PBS film "Chinese Exclusion Act" and Q&A with Ric Burns and Li-shin Yu on May 23


New AALDEF report: The Asian American Vote in 2016


AALDEF joins amicus brief in State of Hawaii's challenge to revised Trump travel ban


AALDEF condemns Trump Administration's revamped anti-immigrant travel ban


AALDEF joins Korematsu Center amicus brief in challenge to Trump travel ban in Brooklyn federal court