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Resolute in our commitment to the legacy of our founders and leaders over the last half century, MALDEF continues to defy expectations in our legal and advocacy work. Just recently, we successfully defeated a request by the state of Texas and several other short-sighted states to block renewals under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative.

As we reach the end of 2019, we pause to share just a sample of some of MALDEF’s most important recent work.  But, before you read the stories below, I want to share one example of how MALDEF’s work made a huge difference this past year.  You will not read this analysis in any newspaper or online journal, but it shows how MALDEF’s tenacious commitment to racial justice matters — and delivers a tremendous impact…

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MALDEF Endorses California’s Proposition 13 on 2020 Ballot

(LOS ANGELES) – MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) today endorsed Proposition 13, a California measure on the March 3, 2020 ballot that would increase funding for facilities at public schools, state...

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