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MALDEF National President Thomas Saenz

November 8, 2019 – Thomas Saenz is the national president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and its general counsel. Saenz has been a key figure in the Martínez/Yazzie v. State of New Mexico lawsuit, the case that is forcing the state to improve the education it provides for certain groups of students. Recently, both groups of plaintiffs asked the court to set more strict deadlines for the state to prove it is making progress. Correspondent Russell Contreras speaks with Saenz about what’s ahead in the case and why MALDEF, established more than 50 years ago, is still needed today. 

Guest:
Thomas Saenz, MALDEF national president 

For Further Reading:

MALDEF | Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund 

New Yazzie court filings seek more action on educationNew Mexico In Depth 

 

MALDEF President Thomas Saenz Preview

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October 25, 2019 – New Mexico in Focus previews its upcoming interview with MALDEF President Thomas Saenz. Acting as general counsel for the group, Saenz has been deeply involved in the Yazzie/Martinez v. State of New Mexico lawsuit. In an excerpt of his interview with correspondent Russell Contreras, Saenz examines President Trump’s effort to woo Hispanic voters during his recent visit to New Mexico and in the 2020 election. 

Guest:
Thomas Saenz, MALDEF national president

Pushing back against citizenship question on U.S. Census – Associated Press

Gov. Lujan Grisham won’t appeal Yazzie-Martinez suit – Albuquerque Journal