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What does MALDEF stand for?

MALDEF stands for Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (est. 1968)

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Joining LULAC were the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA), and numerous other left-wing radical organizations, including the Communist Party USA, which played up the demonstrations in its newspaper, the People's Weekly World.
that will positively help English language learners," said Peter Zamora, legislative staff attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, during an August teleconference.
29): The Daily News, in criticizing opposition to Proposition 77 by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, is blind to recent redistricting history and unwarrantedly sees only a rosy redistricting future.
Using arguments from the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the City Council's Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee voted 3-2 last Thursday to reject the citizen's commission recommendation for District 5 to have a Latino voter registration of 51 percent.
The national organizations joining this new effort include the USHCC, ASPIRA, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, Hispanic College Fund, National Hispanic Corporate Council, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, TELACU, New America Alliance and the National Association of Minority Automotive Dealers, National Council for La Raza and National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators.
Regarding design of districts in the San Fernando Valley, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund accuses Democratic consultant Michael Berman of deliberately splitting Latinos.