Latino voters came out in record numbers to choose our next President in the 2008 elections, but a significant number of those voices were silenced when Spanish-speaking voters did not receive the language assistance they needed and are entitled to by law.
LatinoJustice PRLDEF has called upon the Department of Justice to commence an independent investigation into the killing of Marcello Lucero on November 8. Lucero was killed in Patchogue, Long Island after being attacked by seven men.
LatinoJustice PRLDEF has launched an unprecedented voter assistance and protection effort on behalf of Latino voters on the East Coast. More than 100 Spanish speaking lawyers have volunteered to answer calls on Election Day.
LatinoJustice PRLDEF called on the U.S. Attorney General today to deploy federal monitors to protect Latinos voters from being denied their right to vote.
The Board of Directors of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund announced today that after 37 years it will change its name to LatinoJustice PRLDEF.
The next generation of Latino leaders has a new tool to help them get involved in the fight for civil rights. LatinoJustice, an online civic engagement network created by the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF), connects students and young Latino activists across the country, and helps engage them in the fight for social justice.
The federal trial to stop Hazleton, PA from implementing an ordinance that targets undocumented people ended today with the facts clearly pointing to a mayor bent on promoting a racial divisiveness in his city.
PRLDEF is urging the Osceola School Board to listen to the voters and immediately create a single-member district system.
PRLDEF is urging the Osceola School Board to change its at-large electoral system, charging that the present system is unconstitutional and in violation of the federal Voting Rights Act (VRA).
PRLDEF is calling on Gov. Eliot Spitzer to allow immigrants who can’t prove residency to get drivers’ licenses, now that a state court ruled that New York officials have the right to deny them licenses.
A federal judge today ruled that the plaintiffs suing Hazleton to stop its anti-immigrant ordinance do not have to disclose their identities or immigration status.
Hazleton residents asked a federal judge to issue a restraining order preventing the city’s harsh anti-immigrant laws from being put into affect.
Just as Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund as well as other civil rights groups were about to ask Federal District Court Judge James M. Munley in Scranton, Pennsylvania to stop the City of Hazleton from implementing it harsh anti-immigrant ordinance, the City agreed today to withdraw it.
A proposed ordinance that would punish landlords and employers who do business with undocumented immigrants and make English the official language is illegal and should be blocked immediately.
PRLDEF (Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund) applauds the efforts of civil rights activists, residents and the broad coalition.
A Federal Court in Long Island issued a preliminary injunction preventing the Town of Brookhaven from continuing a policy of evicting day laborers and their families without prior notice.
The Puerto Rican Legal Defense & Education Fund (PRLDEF) charged the Town of Brookhaven with executing a systematic attack on Latinos in their campaign to evict day laborers from Farmingville.
The Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) and Orlando lawyers Luis Gonzalez and Darren Soto today asked the federal courts to stop all elections of Kissimmee Board of City Commissioners charging that the election process was in violation of federal law.
The Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) today asked the Department of Justice to stop a new surrogate judge from being appointed by the political machine in Brooklyn.
The Puerto Rican Legal Defense & Education Fund (PRLDEF) has asked the state Supreme Court to stop the Town of Brookhaven from evicting day laborers from houses in Farmingville without prior notice.