MALDEF: Fighting for your right to vote.

Dear MALDEFian,

Today, 1 of 6 Americans is Latino. As the largest and fastest growing minority group in the U.S., we can shape the direction of tomorrow’s America by exercising our right to vote.

However, across the country there are efforts to limit the Latino vote and bring back the time when Latinos were barred from the polling place. Using false claims of voter fraud, these new proposed laws aimed directly at Latinos will hurt our community and suppress our voice.

We must continue to fight these unfair practices that target our community. With less than a week until the presidential election, we urgently need your help to continue to fight. CLICK HERE TO HELP US CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHT TO VOTE.

Across the country, MALDEF has been working on the front lines to secure Latino citizen’s access to the polling place. We are on the ground in Arizona removing recent and illegal voting barriers announced by local election officials and ensuring that newly-registered Latino voters will have their ballots counted on Election Day. In August, we secured a federal court ruling invalidating the strictest photo voter ID law in the nation which was enacted by Texas in a wave of anti-immigrant hysteria. And we are in the U.S. Supreme Court leading the lawsuit to end a discriminatory voter registration law in Arizona that has its greatest discriminatory impact on recently-naturalized U.S. citizens. Our work to secure equal voting opportunities for Latinos has resulted in multiple court rulings this year blocking discriminatory state redistricting plans.

We need your help to continue these efforts on Election Day, November 6th.

Your donation will help us inform minority communities of their voting rights, monitor targeted polling locations and address voting irregularities, train law student and volunteer attorneys in election protection efforts, respond to complaints and provide legal assistance to voters experiencing problems, and help us to continue to litigate where necessary to protect the legal rights of disenfranchised minority voters.


Donate today to help us to make sure the voices of the Latino community are heard loud and clear on November 6 and beyond.

Sincerely Yours,

Nina Perales
Vice President of Litigation

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:

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