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The Power of the Georgia Latino Vote

By:  Andres Parra, GALEO Intern

September 2, 2016

Latinos are the largest minority in the U.S. The entire nation is looking at us to decide the national election, especially in what may become new swing states like Georgia. Everyone knows the power of the Latino vote but that power only counts when you cast your ballot. Despite this, immigration reform has still not progressed, Latino and other minority schools receive less funding than their white counterparts1, affordable health care still has a long way to go to create more affordable healthcare, and many other causes Latinos care about are lagging. You may ask, where is there opportunity for us to defeat this? In the 2012 presidential election only 48 percent of Hispanic eligible voters turned out to vote. When we start performing at the polls politicians will no longer be able to ignore the issues that most matter to our community.

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Georgia Latino Students Succeed

By:  Andres Parra, GALEO Intern

September 1, 2016

Latinos in the U.S. are extremely resilient and hardworking. A large majority of us are immigrants who have succeeded despite the linguistic and cultural struggles we have encountered, with only a fleeting dream and our own two hands. In the past ten years our community has made enormous strides of progress in this country in all areas. In education, our high school dropout rates have greatly decreased and our college enrollment has greatly increased 1. This is perhaps the greatest sign of our community’s progress because of the benefits a formal education can have not only on our own careers but for our communities and for generations to come after. Education is a great path towards social mobility, change, and if you want to study you can do it despite of your income level or legal status.

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