MALDEF’s advocacy focuses on universal access to schools, fair distribution of public education resources, and improving quality for all students.


MALDEF advocates for equal access to hiring and promotions, safe and fair working conditions, and workplaces free of discrimination and harassment.

Immigrants’ Rights

MALDEF advocates for equal treatment of immigrants in the public and private sectors and works to preserve their due process and civil rights.

Voting Rights

MALDEF works to strengthen voting rights and bolster political representation at all levels of government.

Access to Justice

MALDEF is devoted to eliminating barriers that prevent Latinos from having meaningful and unfettered access to challenge discriminatory policies.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund