Southwest Regional Office (San Antonio, TX)
MALDEF's San Antonio office opened as the organization's National Headquarters on August 1, 1968. It later became a regional office serving the Latino communities of the Southwest. The office covers the following states: Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oklahoma.
Some of its first cases dealt with school segregation, police brutality, and employment abuses. Forty years later, MALDEF continues to address many of the same issues — employment discrimination, educational inequities, voting rights abuses, and immigration concerns.