Attorney Jorge Herrera of The Herrera Law Firm was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF).
Jorge Herrera was chosen for this position following the retirement from the national board of his father, attorney Frank Herrera Jr., who served on the Board for 35 years. The elder Herrera remains active in subcommittees.
“It’s a great privilege and honor to join the Board of Directors and become a national advocate for MALDEF,” said Jorge Herrera, who had previously been an active fundraiser for the organization locally in San Antonio. “MALDEF has been described as the United States’ largest Hispanic national firm. My family and I are completely committed to the organization’s mission to advocate for civil rights and voting rights.”
Now in its 50th year, MALDEF is involved in major immigrants’ rights and voting rights litigation nationwide. Herrera identified the current redistricting battle here in Texas as a top priority for the organization. “What we have here is diminished voting strength for minorities due to racial gerrymandering. MALDEF is taking a strong stand on behalf of people who have lost their voice,” he said.
For Herrera, serving on the MALDEF Board of Directors is part of a cause that is near and dear to his heart. “MALDEF’s work is critical for our country,” he said. “The American flag stands for freedom and compassion, and that is what we’re fighting for.”