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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. 

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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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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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