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MALDEF WILL HONOR THREE LATINO LEADERS AT 2012 LOS ANGELES AWARDS GALA

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Emmy Award Winning Actor, Jordi Vilasuso, joins MALDEF in honoring scholar 
and activist, Dr. Harry Pachón; Executive Director of the Legal Aid Foundation of 
Los Angeles, Silvia Argueta; and bilingual educator, children's author and recording  artist, José Luis Orozco.

LOS ANGELES, CA – On Thursday, November 8, 2012, MALDEF will host its Los Angeles Awards Gala at The Westin Bonaventure, located at 404 South Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, California. Emmy Award winning actor,  Jordi Vilasuso will serve as this year’s Master of Ceremonies. The gala will pay tribute to the extensive work and achievements of three honorees: Scholar and activist,Dr. Harry P. Pachón with the Lifetime Achievement, Excellence in Community Service Award; Executive Director of the Los Angeles Legal Aid Foundation, Silvia R. Argueta with the Excellence in Legal Service Award; and bilingual educator, children’s author and recording artist, José-Luis Orozco with theLifetime Achievement, Leadership in the Arts Awa…

MALDEF POSITIONS ON CALIFORNIA BALLOT PROPOSITIONS ARE ALSO SUPPORTED BY OUR MAGAZINE EL NOTICOTO

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MALDEF POSITIONS ON CALIFORNIA BALLOT PROPOSITIONS This November, we face a critical election, in which high levels of participation by Latino voters everywhere can send a powerful message about the importance of the Latino community and its policy views. While the hard-fought presidential election has received most of the media and public attention, the importance of the 2012 General Election also lies in critical congressional and legislative races, as well as in important policy measures on the ballot in many states. Today, MALDEF releases its recommended positions on the statewide ballot propositions in the California general election. With eleven measures on the ballot, significant issues of policy in many different areas will be determined by California voters in a few weeks. MALDEF makes recommendations with respect to nine of those measures. I hope that the position endorsements and brief explanations set forth below help you in deciding how to vote on these measures. But, howe…