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MALDEF President and General Counsel Thomas A. Saenz testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties to discuss how Latinos remain underrepresented politically despite driving US population growth.
We spoke to the honorees of our Los Angeles Annual Awards Gala on 3/30, John Quiñones, Dr. Darline Robles, and Stewart Kwoh, and asked them: “What does MALDEF mean to you?”
On 3/17/22, MALDEF’s Vice President of Litigation Nina Perales testified before the United States House of Representatives, Committee on House Administration, Subcommittee on Elections, to discuss how recent laws in Texas like S.B. 1 and ongoing voter purges disproportionately affect the Latino community. Read the full written statement here: https://www.maldef.org/np31722.
This short documentary film briefly explores the history and significance of MALDEF’s involvement in Plyler v. Doe — a landmark legal case that protected the right to a public K-12 education for all children in the United States, regardless of their immigration status.
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