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  • Know Your Rights02/03/2012

    In the United States, every child is entitled to a free K-12 public education regardless of race, nationality, native language, gender, or immigration status, and is free to enjoy an education without the fear of unlawful discrimination or fear of deportation....

  • National Hispanic Education Coalition02/03/2012

    The Hispanic Education Coalition (HEC) unites 25 organizations dedicated to improving educational opportunities for the nearly 50 million Latinos living in the United States and Puerto Rico. Co-chaired by MALDEF and the Migrant Legal Action Program, the HEC focuses...

  • No Child Left Behind02/03/2012

    The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) is among our nation’s most critical federal civil rights measures. NCLB was signed into law on January 8, 2002 and reauthorized a number of federal programs aimed at improving the performance of U.S. primary and...

  • AB 540 – Access to College for ALL!02/03/2012

    AB 540 allows qualified undocumented students to be exempt from paying significantly higher out-of-state tuition at public colleges and universities in California. By making college more affordable, AB 540 has had a significant impact on the lives of many undocumented...

  • Listening to Latinas: Barriers to High School Graduation02/03/2012

    To help keep young Latinas in school and on track for success, the National Women’s Law Center and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund went straight to the source: Latina students and the adults who work with them every day. Our new report,...

  • Campaign for High School Equity (CHSE)01/03/2012

    MALDEF is part of this diverse coalition of national organizations representing communities of color that believe high schools should have the capacity and motivation to prepare every student for graduation, college, work, and life. CHSE represents Americans of...

  • Voter Protection Efforts01/03/2012

    materials and to the polling booths for all U.S. citizens. Two recent victories came in the reauthorization of the federal Voting Rights Act and the rejection by the U.S. Supreme Court of gerrymandered Texas districts that diluted the votes of hundreds of thousands...

  • Voting Rights Act Reauthorization of 200601/03/2012

    MALDEF has played a critical role in renewals of the landmark federal Voting Rights Act (VRA) and in the expansion of the Act to include bilingual services and protections for citizens with limited English proficiency. Initially passed in 1965, the VRA is designed...

  • Latinos Needed to Apply to California’s New Citizens Redistricting Commission01/03/2012

    Application Deadline Extended to February 16! The deadline to apply to serve on California’s new Citizens Redistricting Commission has been extended to February 16, 2010 at 5 p.m. We still need qualified Latinos to apply. Please submit your application online...

  • Military Families01/03/2012

    We will update shortly. Please visit again at a later time.