Court Cases

Read about some of MALDEF’s work in the courts to uphold the civil rights of all Latinos.

Education

MALDEF works to secure equitable educational outcomes for students in K-12 schools, and to ensure Latino students have equal access and success in higher education.

Employment

MALDEF is committed to ending discrimination in hiring and promotion, and to improving working conditions for all Latinos.

Immigrants' Rights

MALDEF strives to ensure all immigrants receive fair treatment under the law, and works to combat discriminatory policies in the private and public sectors.

Voting Rights

MALDEF works to eliminate barriers to equitable political representation and the right to vote.

Access to Justice

MALDEF works to ensure that the Latino community enjoys ready access to a judicial system that provides meaningful redress to the denial of rights with respect to all basic human needs and services.

Medi-Cal Failures Violate Civil Rights

Separate and unequal access to medical care under Medi-Cal, the health insurance program for low-income Californians, violates the civil rights of 13.5 million enrollees, a majority of whom are Latino.

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