MALDEF


MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL

Over the last three weeks, MALDEF has released state-by-state endorsements on ballot measures to subscribers from each state. Below, we release nationally all of the positions MALDEF has taken for the upcoming November 6 election.



Sincerely Yours,


Thomas A. Saenz
President and General Counsel
MALDEF


MALDEF POSITIONS ON CALIFORNIA BALLOT PROPOSITIONS

With eleven measures on the ballot, significant issues of policy in many different areas will be determined by California voters on November 6. MALDEF makes recommendations with respect to nine of those measures.

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MALDEF POSITION ON MAINE BALLOT QUESTION

MALDEF releases its recommended position on one statewide ballot question in the Maine general election. MALDEF makes this recommendation because we have seen the importance of eliminating irrational and invidious discrimination whatever the basis.

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MALDEF POSITIONS ON MARYLAND BALLOT QUESTIONS

This November 6, Maryland voters face two referendum measures challenging laws that promote inclusion and civil rights. Even though the measures were placed on the ballot by those opposed to the laws, voters must vote "FOR" the measures in order to preserve these progressive laws.

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MALDEF POSITIONS ON TWO MINNESOTA AMENDMENTS

MALDEF releases its recommended positions on two statewide ballot propositions that affect core civil rights concerns in the Minnesota general election.

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MALDEF POSITIONS ON TWO MONTANA REFERENDUMS

MALDEF releases its recommended positions on two statewide legislative referendum measures in the Montana general election. MALDEF makes these recommendations because we understand the disproportionate and discriminatory effect of some measures that on their face do not mention race or ethnicity, and because we understand the high costs of litigation challenging unconstitutional laws.

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MALDEF POSITION ON OKLAHOMA BALLOT QUESTION

MALDEF releases its recommended position on one statewide ballot proposition in the Oklahoma general election. MALDEF makes a recommendation with respect to this measure because we have seen the terrible effect on civil rights of similar measures in other states.

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MALDEF POSITION ON WASHINGTON REFERENDUM MEASURE

This November 6, Washington voters face a referendum that challenges a law that promotes inclusion and civil rights. Even though the measure was placed on the ballot by those opposed to the progressive law, voters must vote to "APPROVE" the measure in order to preserve the progressive law.

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Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation's leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the "law firm of the Latino community," 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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