MALDEF

MALDEFian - 11.28.14


OFFER LATINOS A POSITIVE VISION FOR THE FUTURE— SUPPORT MALDEF!

MALDEF has a strong reputation for serving as the "Law firm for the Latino Community." We have been at the forefront of civil rights litigation for more than four decades, setting landmark precedents in many cases and establishing new systems to hire and promote employees, educate children, and ensure equal access to the ballot box.

Your support is critical to our continued success. And, there is more than just one way to help keep us strong.

You can now support MALDEF when you shop on Amazon, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile allows you to request that Amazon donate to MALDEF when you shop on the site. You pay the same price and Amazon donates to us. It is that simple, and you can learn more about it HERE. Shop on Amazon HERE

Ask your employer to get involved in the effort to achieve full participation in American society for all Latinos. Your employer can match your gift, designate MALDEF as a recipient charity through payroll deductions, and support us with an in-kind good or service.

MALDEF is a member of Independent Charities of America because we meet their high standards of public accountability and program effectiveness. Look for us during your employer’s next giving campaign.

And, we are part of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Look for MALDEF CFC#11934 to make sure your donation gets to us.

The legal battles we fight can last for years, and it takes significant resources to match the armies of attorneys that corporations and legislatures can hire. Your support will ensure we can continue offering Latinos a positive vision for the future.

Learn about all of the ways you can donate to MALDEF HERE.

Sincerely Yours,


Thomas A. Saenz
President and General Counsel
MALDEF


IMMIGRANT WORKERS FIGHT FOR JUSTICE IN NEW DOCUMENTARY OPENING IN BOTH ENGLISH AND SPANISH

Food Chains, executive produced by MALDEF Board member Eva Longoria and others, is a ground-breaking documentary film that exposes some of the abuses in farm labor and reveals the forces behind that exploitation through the narrative of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), an group of tomato pickers in Florida battling the 5 trillion dollar global supermarket industry - and winning.

MALDEF President and General Counsel Thomas A. Saenz is one of those interviewed in the film. The film is narrated by Forest Whitaker.

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Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation's leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the "Latino Legal Voice for Civil Rights in America" MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access. For more information on MALDEF, please visit: www.maldef.org.

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