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MALDEF LAUNCHES “AMERICA, OUR HOME” SHORT FILM COMMEMORATING LATINO PATRIOTISM

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MALDEF WANTS TO ENSURE THE LATINO LEGACY IS ACKNOWLEDGED THROUGHOUT AMERICAN LIFE When MALDEF announced its lawsuit against Arizona’s anti-immigrant SB1070 at the state capitol in Phoenix, President and General Counsel Thomas A. Saenz took with him an iconic delegation of Latino leaders, renowned as symbols of American perseverance, including Dolores Huerta, Arizona native Richard E. Chavez (brother of Cesar E. Chavez), and legendary recording artist, Linda Ronstadt. These leaders’ contributions to American progress stood in stark contrast to the anti-Latino environment in Arizona; it was out of that contradiction that MALDEF was inspired to develop “America, Our Home,” a project to set the record straight and celebrate the Latino legacy in the United States. MALDEF staff works relentlessly each day to spread this message, butMALDEF needs your support to ensure that that message reaches every American in every state and municipality across the country.

MALDEF is releasing a compelling s…