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MALDEF 501 Petroleum Commerce Building 201 N. St. Mary’s Street San Antonio, Texas 78205 Enclosed is my contribution of $ Name Address City State Zip. Make checks payable to MALDEF. Contributions are tax deductible. * All of the figures included here reflect 1975 status and are taken from a publication of the U.S. Census Bureau, “Population Characteristics: Persons of Spanish Origin in the United States: March 1976.” did you kNow? The median income of Mexican Americans in 1975 was $4,788.* The median income of Mexican American males was $4,475 and for Mexican American females, $2,750. 26.5% of Mexican American families lived below the poverty level$5,850. 15.8% of Mexican American families had an income below $4,000. 1.2% of Mexican American men and 0.1% of Mexican American women had an income of $25,000 or more. Only 32.1% of all Mexican Americans have completed high school; the median number of years of school completed is 9.6 for Mexican Americans. These figures reflect the continuing lack of opportunities for Mexican Americans, a group that, with other Latinos, will soon oe the nation’s largest minority. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund feels that these facts are cause for national concern. They are stark testimony that Mexican Americans are among the nation’s forgotten. For ten years, MALDEF has been working in the courts and in the community to open the doors to educational and employment opportunities that have been closed on this vital and growing minority for too long. We count on your support. Won’t you remember this nation’s forgotten minority? A Public Service Message from the American Income Life Insurance Co.Executive Offices, Waco, TexasBernard Rapoport, Chairman of the Board 18 JUNE 9, 1978