2018 GALEO Year in Review

2018 GALEO Year in Review

January 2:

January 3:

  • Maria Palacios, GALEO, attended coalition for a Hate Free Georgia.
  • Maria Palacios, GALEO, met with Southern Poverty Law Center to discuss legislative efforts.
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, interviewed by Univision 34 Atlanta regarding hate crimes legislation proposed in the Georgia Legislature that GALEO supports.

January 4:

  • Maria Palacios, GALEO, took part of a legislative meeting by the Georgia Rural Urban Summit & ACLU of Georgia.

January 5:

  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.

January 8:

  • Harvey Soto, Program Coordinator, completed the 4th quarterly report of the successes GALEO had in our NAC Citizenship Clinics.
  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.

January 9:

  • GALEO staff member Maria Palacios met with Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta (AAAJ – Atlanta) to discuss Immigrant Rights Thursday Lobby days at the Georgia State Capitol.

January 10:

  • Maria Palacios, GALEO Policy Analyst, attended 2018 Eggs and Issues Breakfast at Georgia World Congress Center to talk about Georgia’s legislative session.
  • GALEO staff participated on a conference update about DACA and the Dream Act.
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, participated in ProGeorgia’s Board Retreat.
  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.

January 12:

  • Our GALEO Policy Analyst and Leadership Program Coordinator, Maria Palacios, took part in a press conference about the DREAMers and DACA at the Georgia State Capitol with FWD.us, Los Vecinos de Buford Hwy, the Latin American Association, Georgia Undocumented Youth Alliance (GUYA), other community members, and elected officials.
  • GALEO staff met to discuss quarterly organizational objectives.
  • Press Statement: Jerry Gonzalez, GALEO’s Executive Director, Condemns President’s Racist Comments
  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, chaired U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Meeting.  
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, interviewed by Rose Scott regarding President Trump.

January 15:

  • Maria Palacios, GALEO, attended Martin Luther King Day March in Gainesville, Georgia.

January 16:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, interviewed by Univision 34 Atlanta regarding Spanish language access for elections in Hall County.  
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, testified in support of Spanish language access for elections at the Hall County Board of Elections meeting.
  • GALEO staff member, Maria Palacios, took part in the Georgia for Dreamers coalition group strategy discussion at the Latin American Association.
  • GALEO staffer Maria Palacios served on a “Community Partnerships and Outreach” legislative panel with the Anti-Defamation League’s GLI program at the Prominence in Buckhead.
  • Harvey Soto, Program coordinator, attended a Gwinnett County Board of Elections meeting.

January 17:

January 18:

  • Harvey Soto, Program Coordinator, and volunteers hosted a phone bank to encourage constituents to call their Congressmen in support of the DREAM act.

January 19:

  • GALEO Policy Analyst and Leadership Program Coordinator, Maria Palacios, attended panel discussion about higher education at Georgia State University.
  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.

January 20:

January 22:

  • Maria Palacios, GALEO staff member, met with the Senate Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee at the Georgia State Capitol.
  • Maria del Rosario Palacios, GALEO Policy Analyst, and interns Diana Vela Martinez and Oscar Baza met with AAAJ-Atlanta for their immigrant rights coalition.
  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.

January 23:

January 24:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, interviewed by CBS46 News & Telemundo Atlanta regarding the English-only legislative initiative and the #AdiosAmazon movement if it passes.

January 25:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, met with Sapelo Foundation.
  • GALEO Policy Analyst, Maria Palacios, and AAAJ-Atlanta Policy Director hosted Immigrant Rights’ Thursday at the Georgia State Capitol.
  • GALEO staff met our new Executive Associate, Jennifer Zenteno.
  • Harvey Soto, GALEO, attended a NAC partners table meeting at the Latin American Association (LAA) Boardroom

January 26:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, held meeting at GALEO offices with LatinoJustice.

January 28:

  • GALEO staff, Maria Palacios, led a breakout session at the Empowermap Symposium on Gerrymandering done at the Central DeKalb Senior Center.

January 29:

  • GALEO staff members, Maria Palacios and Harvey Soto, attended the LAA State of Latinos Summit to discuss the impact from Georgia’s changing demographics.

January 30:

  • Maria Palacios, GALEO, served on a panel at the LAA State of Latino Summit regarding Undocumented Access to Higher Education Panel.
  • Maria Palacios, GALEO, co-hosted a facebook live advocacy update at the Georgia State Capitol with AAAJ-Atlanta.

February 1:

  • GALEO Policy Analyst, Maria Palacios, and AAAJ-Atlanta Policy Director hosted Immigrant Rights’ Thursday at the Georgia State Capitol.

February 2:

  • GALEO staff and its Board of Directors had a dinner looking forward to the plans of 2018.

February 3:

  • GALEO staff, facilitators, and volunteers hosted GALEO Institute of Leadership interviews for the 2018 class.

February 5:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, met with Latino Community Fund.  
  • GALEO staff meeting on goals for 2018.
  • Jennifer Zenteno started her role as Executive Associate.

February 6:

  • Maria Palacios, GALEO, and former interns had an advocacy coalition follow-up meeting.
  • GALEO Leadership Coordinator, Maria Palacios, spoke at the lobby training for Georgia Federation of Democratic Women
  • Gainesville volunteers hosted a phone bank to encourage constituents to call their Congressmen in support of the DREAM Act.
  • Harvey Soto, program coordinator attended a Hall County Board of Elections meeting.

February 7:

  • GALEO staff went to a Public Safety and Homeland Security Sub-A Meeting, February 7-8th.
  • Maria Palacios, GALEO, did a legislative presentation at the Civic Engagement Academy at Kennesaw State University.
  • Harvey Soto, Program Coordinator, attended the annual NAC conference in Miami to learn from other groups nationwide on how to improve our Citizenship Clinics.

February 8:

  • GALEO Policy Analyst, Maria Palacios, and AAAJ-Atlanta Policy Director hosted Immigrant Rights’ Thursday at the Georgia State Capitol.

February 9:

  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.

February 12:

  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.

February 13:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, chaired U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Meeting.  
  • Monthly GALEO Leadership Council (GLC)  meeting
  • Maria Palacios, GALEO, co-hosted a facebook live advocacy update at the Georgia State Capitol with AAAJ-Atlanta.

February 14:

  • GALEO Policy Analyst and Leadership Coordinator, Maria Palacios, assisted with FWD.us ‘To Immigrants with Love’ event at the Georgia State Capitol.
  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.

February 15:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, attended a Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Meeting in Chapel Hill, NC.
  • GALEO Policy Analyst, Maria Palacios, and AAAJ-Atlanta Policy Director hosted Immigrant Rights’ Thursday at the Georgia State Capitol.

February 16:

  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.

February 19:

  • Maria Palacios, GALEO staff member, met with the Georgia House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee at the Georgia State Capitol.

February 20:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, attended reception honoring the retirement of Rudy Beserra, former GALEO board member, from the Coca-Cola Company.
  • Harvey Soto, Program Coordinator, attended a coalition meeting with the Georgia Immigrant Association for Civic empowerment, (GIACE) and partner organizations.
  • Harvey Soto, GALEO, was interviewed by Univision in regards to the ongoing DREAM Act efforts made by GALEO and its volunteers.
  • Harvey Soto, Program Coordinator, attended a Gwinnett County Board of Elections meeting.

February 21

  • GALEO staff joined ProGA Full Table Meeting to discuss civic engagement goals
  • Harvey Soto, attended a full table meeting with ProGA and its partner organizations

February 22:

  • GALEO Policy Interns Diana Vela Martinez/Oscar Baza assisted as tour guides at the annual Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta’s Legislative Breakfast. GALEO staffer, Maria Palacios, attended the AAAJ-Atlanta Legislative Breakfast.
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, presented at a meeting for the Georgia State University School of Law with law students.

February 23:

  • Meeting at GALEO offices with Latino Victory Project.
  • Maria Palacios, GALEO staff member, met with the Georgia House Public Safety and Homeland Security committee at the Georgia State Capitol.
  • GALEO staff hosted the 2019 GALEO Institute for Leadership Opening Reception with GALEO Board chair Jason Esteves, Board Chair and an at-large representative on the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education.
  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.

February 24:

  • The GALEO Institute for Leadership class of 2018 first session was presented by Pegui Mariduena, Katherine Vega and a leadership panel featuring Donna Arriaga, Karla Vazquez, Roberto Gutierrez, and Jaime Rangel.
  • GALEO staff and volunteers participated in a New Americans Campaign Citizenship Clinic.

February 25:

  • GALEO registered attendees of the 2018 Hunger Run 5K in Atlanta.

February 26:

  • Harvey Soto, attended a New Americans Campaign (NAC) meeting with partnering organizations

February 27:

  • GALEO staff, Maria Palacios, attended a lobby day co-sponsored by Project South, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR), Women Watch Afrika, and BAJI.

March 1:

  • GALEO staffer Maria Palacios attended Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS) meeting at Georgia Gwinnett College as their guest speaker.
  • GALEO Policy Analyst, Maria Palacios, and AAAJ-Atlanta Policy Director hosted Immigrant Rights Thursday at the Georgia State Capitol.
  • Maria Palacios, GALEO, attended the ARC Regional Steering Committee as a participant in the 2018 community strategy work meeting.
  • GALEO staff co-hosted DACA day at the University of North Georgia.
  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.

March 2:

  • GALEO Policy Analyst & Leadership Coordinator, Post-Crossover Meeting/Sine Die Strategy Session with the ACLU of Georgia, Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), AAAJ-Atlanta,
  • GALEO staffer Maria Palacios, trained KSU students on lobbying and civic engagement

March 3:

  • GALEO GIL volunteers participated as debate judges at the Atlanta UDL Judging and Martin Luther King Middle School.

March 5:

  • GALEO staff attended an organizational Meeting with the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.

March 6:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, was a panelist for the Pan American Health Organization’s Commission on Equity & Health Inequalities in the Americas, Panel Discussion on Latino Inequalities at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta.
  • Maria Palacios, GALEO, co-hosted a facebook live advocacy update at the Georgia State Capitol with AAAJ-Atlanta.
  • Harvey Soto, Program Coordinator, attended a 3 day training session for the 2018 voter engagement activity.

March 7:

  • GALEO staff met with Soumaya Khalifa about a proposed Muslim Leadership program.

March 8:

  • GALEO Policy Analyst, Maria Palacios, and AAAJ-Atlanta Policy Director hosted over 200 students from Kennesaw State University, and neighboring high schools, for Immigrant Rights’ Thursday at the Georgia State Capitol.
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, attended a meeting with the Sapelo Foundation regarding the 2020 Census.

March 9:

  • GALEO staff organized a meeting to discuss the public service announcement for the 2018 Elections Get Out to Vote Campaign

March 10:

  • The GALEO Institute for Leadership class met to discuss Effective Communication and hosted a public speaking workshop at the Latin American Association.

March 12:

  • GALEO’s Policy Analyst, Maria Palacios, met at the Georgia State Capitol for the event, Mayors in Gwinnett, honoring the first African American and Latino mayors, Craig Newton and Rey Martinez, respectively, in Norcross and Loganville.
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, interviewed with Telemundo Atlanta regarding anti-immigrant legislation SB452
  • Maria Palacios, GALEO staff member, attended the Georgia House Public Safety and Homeland Security committee at the Georgia State Capitol.
  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.

March 13:

  • Maria Palacios, GALEO, co-hosted a facebook live advocacy update at the Georgia State Capitol with AAAJ-Atlanta.
  • Breakfast & lunch meeting with business & philanthropic supporters of GALEO.
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, attended the American Jewish Committee’s Atlanta Unity Seder.

March 14:

  • Executive Associate, Jennifer Zenteno Pearce attended the Latin American Association Open House in support of the opening of their Lawrenceville location.
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, attended ProGeorgia board meeting.  
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, attended Latino Community Fund meeting.
  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.

March 15:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, met with British Consul General regarding the Latino community in Georgia.  
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, met with U.S. Commission on Civil Rights staff on next steps for hearing.  
  • GALEO Policy Analyst, Maria Palacios, and AAAJ-Atlanta Policy Director hosted Immigrant Rights Thursday at the Georgia State Capitol.
  • GALEO Board Meeting.
  • GALEO staff member, Maria Palacios, spoke at Kennesaw State University ‘Noche de Liderazgo’

March 16:

  • GALEO canvassers registered people to vote at Food Truck Fridays at Lake Lanier.
  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.

March 17:

  • GALEO canvassing team registered people to vote at the Ozomatli concert in Little Five Points’ Variety Playhouse.

March 18:

  • J. Gonzalez attended Rockwood Leadership Institute Fellowship meeting at Westerbeke Ranch, Sonoma, California.

March 19:

  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.

March 20:

  • Maria Palacios, GALEO, co-hosted a facebook live advocacy update at the Georgia State Capitol with AAAJ-Atlanta.
  • J. Gonzalez and Jennifer Zenteno Pearce attended the GALEO Leadership Council meeting in preparation for the Cesar Chavez Day Event
  • Harvey Soto, Program Coordinator, attended a Gwinnett County Board of Elections meeting.

March 21:

  • Harvey Soto, GALEO, attended a full table meeting with ProGA and its partner organizations

March 22:

  • GALEO Policy Analyst, Maria Palacios, and AAAJ-Atlanta Policy Director host Immigrant Rights’ Thursday at the Georgia State Capitol.
  • Harvey Soto, GALEO, was on a phone conference planning a DACA renewal clinic for DREAMers who did not have access elsewhere to renew their DACA status.

March 23:

  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.

March 24:

  • Harvey Soto, GALEO, and the GALEO canvassing team registered attendees and people marching during the March for Our Lives.

March 26:

March 27:

March 28:

  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.
  • GALEO staff attended Georgia Chamber of Commerce Diversity Committee meeting.  
  • GALEO staff attended Leadership Conference for Civil Rights 2020 Census Webinar.  
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, met with Puerto Rican community members regarding update on migration to Georgia due to hurricane displacement.

March 29:

  • GALEO Policy Analyst, Maria Palacios, and AAAJ-Atlanta Policy Director hosted Immigrant Rights’ Thursday at the Georgia State Capitol.

March 30:

  • GALEO held the 11th Annual Cesar Chavez Day celebration at the Georgia State Capitol where 1st place winners read their essays about Cesar Chavez
  • GALEO staff met with UGA Alumni Latino group on supporting GALEO.

April 4:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, Univision 34 Conexion interview regarding voting rights.
  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.

April 5:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, attended as University of North Georgia guest lecture with Latinx class of Professor Diego Pinheiro.
  • GALEO Policy Analyst & Leadership Program Coordinator serves as guest panelist at Emory University for  “A New Georgia: Immigrant (In)Justice In the South.”

April 6:

  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.

April 9:

  • GALEO staff held the 2nd Annual Latino Leaders Summit planning call.

April 10:

  • Monthly GALEO Leadership Council (GLC) meeting
  • Harvey Soto, Program Coordinator, spoke at GGC Latino Student Association meeting to discuss upcoming primaries and recruit new canvassers.

April 11:

  • GALEO Policy Intern, Diana Vela Martinez, met with the director of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women Bureau.
  • Maria Palacios, GALEO Policy Analyst, attended 2nd One Region Committee meeting at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.
  • Maria Palacios, GALEO, served as a panelist for Georgia State University’s LTA Immigrants Around The World.

April 12:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, met with Ann Marie Arcilagos regarding Latinos in Philanthropy.  
  • GALEO staff joins Latin American Association Companeros Luncheon.  
  • GALEO attended ProGeorgia meeting with Sapelo Foundation.

April 13:

  • Jennifer Zenteno Pearce attended a USCIS Ceremony where GALEO and partners helped register newly naturalized citizens to vote.
  • Harvey Soto, Program Coordinator, spoke with Secretary of State Ambassador program students at Discovery High School about the importance of Civic Engagement.

April 14:

  • 2018 GALEO Institute for Leadership session is held on the two modules Valuing Communicating Diversity and Conducting Successful Meetings, with a lunch guest speaker.
  • GALEO canvassing team attended the Atlanta Dogwood Festival and registered people to vote for the 2018 Midterm Elections.

April 16:

  • Maria Palacios and J. Gonzalez, GALEO, met with funders at the Phillip Rush Center.
  • Harvey Soto, Program Coordinator, spoke about Latino vote power and the upcoming Midterm primaries on La Que Buena Radio, and Radio Vida.
  • GALEO staff met with LatinoJustice

April 17:

  • GALEO met with Georgia Shift at GALEO offices
  • GALEO staff meeting with Mexican Consulate.
  • Harvey Soto, Program Coordinator, conducted a Voter Registration Drive at Discovery High School in Lawrenceville.
  • Harvey Soto, Program Coordinator, attended a Gwinnett County Board of Elections meeting.

April 18:

April 19:

  • Harvey Soto, Program Coordinator, conducted a Voter Registration Drive at Discovery High School in Lawrenceville

April 20:

  • Harvey Soto and GALEO canvassers hosted a successful Voter Registration Drive at the University of Georgia

April 21:

  • GALEO policy Analyst/ Leadership Coordinator, Maria Palacios, started planning for the GA4Dreamers statewide efforts strategy
  • GALEO attended the GA4Dreamers Meeting at Mercer University
  • Harvey Soto, and GALEO staff hosted a Citizenship Clinic at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic school in Atlanta.
  • GALEO volunteers from the University of North Georgia hosted an event to speak to voters about the upcoming Midterm primaries.

April 23:

April 24:

  • GALEO staff met with Jason Cuevas, Georgia Power, and City Councilmember Mimi Woodson to discuss GALEO in Columbus, Georgia.
  • Harvey Soto, GALEO, attended a Hall County Board of Election meeting.
  • Harvey Soto attended a GIACE monthly meeting with partner organizations.
  • GALEO staff attended FWD.us Innovation Council: Informational

April 25:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, attended “Immigration In American Economic History” dinner at the Federal Reserve of Atlanta.
  • GALEO staff, Harvey Soto and Jennifer Zenteno-Pearce, attended the Georgia Organizing convening hosted by the Southern Poverty Fund.
  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.

April 26:

  • Harvey Soto, Program Coordinator, had a radio interview with La Raza regarding the primary elections and the need for Latinos to Register to Vote in 2018.
  • Harvey Soto was interviewed on Univision’s Conexion program discussing Latino civic engagement.
  • Harvey Soto joined Dalton State College for their celebration as the first Hispanic serving institution in the State of Georgia.

April 27:

  • GALEO staff, J.Gonzalez and Maria Palacios met with Georgia Chamber of Commerce Representative.
  • GALEO staff met with FWD.us staff
  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, meeting with LatinoJustice
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, meeting with Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

April 28:

  • League of Women Voters of Georgia (LWVGA)  held Empowerment Luncheon honoring GALEO staff member Harvey Soto

April 30:

May 1:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, presented at the Georgia State University: Zoukis Summer Institute.  
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, chaired U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Meeting.  
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, interviewed by CBS46 News regarding Gwinnett County litigation.

May 2:

  • GALEO lunch meeting with Larry Pellegrini.
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, attended the 2018 State of the City of Atlanta Breakfast.  
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, attended an American Jewish Committee dinner regarding ongoing Puerto Rico hurricane relief efforts.
  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote

May 3:

  • GALEO attended the Gwinnett Interfaith Prayer Breakfast in support of faith leaders serving Gwinnett County

May 4:

  • GALEO staff, Maria Palacios and J. Gonzalez, had a planning meeting with Georgia State University representatives to discuss leadership development partnership.
  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote

May 5:

  • GALEO canvassers attended the City of Hapeville’s Cinco de Mayo festival to register people to vote and encourage them to participate in the upcoming Midterm Primaries.

May 6:

  • GALEO canvassers attended the Plaza Fiesta’s Cinco de Mayo festival to register people to vote and encourage them to participate in the upcoming Midterm Primaries.

May 7:

  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.

May 8:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, met with Candidate for Superior Court District 9, Veronica Cope at GALEO office.
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, attended Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta SouthEATS Halal Korean BBQ Fundraiser.
  • GALEO met with Georgia Gwinnett College’s (GGC) OLAS officers to discuss partnership for 2nd Annual Latino Leaders Summit
  • Harvey Soto, Program Coordinator, attended a Hall County Board of Elections meeting.

May 9:

  • GALEO staff attended ProGeorgia board meeting.

May 10:

  • Maria Palacios, GALEO staff, joined the 3rd One Region Steering Committee Meeting in Clarkston, Georgia.
  • Harvey Soto, GALEO, hosted a “Know Your Rights” community meeting about renter’s rights with Los Vecinos de Buford Highway.

May 11:

  • GALEO Leadership Coordinator, Maria Palacios, and Executive Associate, Jennifer Zenteno, held internship interviews.
  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote

May 12:

  • 2018 GALEO Institute for Leadership session is hosted on the two modules Group Problem Solving & Decision Making and Managing Conflict at the AAAJ-Atlanta office.
  • GALEO Canvassing Team was at Radio La Raza Fest in Gwinnett County to register attendees to vote and to encourage them to vote in the upcoming Midterm elections

May 13:

  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.

May 14:

  • Harvey Soto, Program Coordinator, attended a Gwinnett County Board of Elections meeting.

May 15:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, joined in studio with La Raza radio station regarding the Georgia primaries and encouraging Latinos to vote.  
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, interviewed by Telemundo Atlanta & Mundo Hispanico regarding the Georgia primaries & racist ads by some candidates.  
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, interviewed by the Associated Press regarding the Georgia Primary and some of the racist ads by some candidates.

May 16:

  • Harvey Soto, attended a Full Table meeting with ProGA and partner organizations

May 18:

May 19:

  • Maria Palacios, GALEO Policy Analyst, attended the 1st Annual GALAS Soiree by the Latin American Association

May 21:

  • Maria Palacios, GALEO staff, attended the MPI Report Coalition Discussion at the Latin American Association.

May 22:

  • GALEO staff, Maria Palacios, met with the Latin American Association to discuss events during Hispanic Heritage Month.
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, interviewed by RockRadio, Univision 34 Atlanta, and La Raza radio station regarding Latino participation in the 2018 primary election

May 24:

  • GALEO staff held Intern Appreciation Day.
  • GALEO staff attended a New Americans Campaign committee meeting.

May 25:

  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.

May 30:

  • Maria Palacios, GALEO staff, spoke at and attended the Atlanta Day of Action for Children.
  • GALEO staff Maria Palacios takes part in the GALEO/NAP/AAAJ-Atlanta Legislative follow-up meeting.
  • GALEO staff met with Doraville Councilwoman Stephe Koontz

May 31:

June 1:

  • GALEO staff, Maria Palacios, spoke at and attended the Family Separation March.
  • GALEO staff attended ProGeorgia Dismantling Racism workshop.

June 2:

  • GALEO staff attended Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 30th Annual Awards Gala.

June 4:

  • GALEO staff and the GALEO Leadership Council (GLC)  – Professional Development Committee held a meeting to review curriculum for the 2nd Annual Latino Leaders Summit
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, and Maria Palacios met with a representative for Cruz & Associates.
  • Harvey Soto, Program Coordinator, attended a new data cohort training with ProGA to improve abilities as a field organizer.

June 5:

  • GALEO staff participated in Latino Community Fund workshop:  “What Foundations Want to See in Grant Application”.
  • Harvey Soto, GALEO, attended a Hall County Board of Election meeting.

June 8:

  • Former GALEO intern, Camilo Caballero, visits GALEO office.
  • Harvey Soto, Program Coordinator, recorded a Spanish language PSA for the New Americans Campaign that will air at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport.

June 9:

  • The 2018 GALEO Institute for Leadership meet for a learning module (Building Communities through Partnerships and Collaboration) and two workshops on Financial Literacy and Running for Public Office.
  • GALEO canvassing team registered people to vote at the Feria de Salud of Cornerstone Baptist Church.

June 11:

  • GALEO staff, Maria Palacios, attended the HateFreeGA Coalition Meeting at the ADL office.

June 12:

  • The GALEO Leadership Council (GLC) held its monthly meeting.

June 14:

  • J. Gonzalez attended Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation trustee meeting in New Orleans, LA.

June 15:

  • GALEO staff member, Maria Palacios, attended a Digital Training Workshop.

June 18:

  • GALEO staff attended Musgrove 2020 Census Planning Committee meeting.
  • Harvey Soto, Program Coordinator, was interviewed by Radio Vida about the upcoming MEGA citizenship Clinic in Peachtree Corners.
  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.

June 19:

  • GALEO staff, Maria Palacios, met with Senator to discuss legislation.
  • GALEO staff attended a Gwinnett County community 287(g) meeting.
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, attended Emory University Goizueta Foundation Grant Advisory Board meeting.
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, is interviewed by CBS46 News regarding the family separations at the border.
  • Harvey Soto, Program Coordinator, attended a Gwinnett County Board of Elections meeting.

June 20:

June 21:

  • GALEO staff met to discuss the departure of GALEO Leadership Program Coordinator & Policy Director Maria Palacios.

June 23:

  • GALEO staff coordinated and volunteered for the MEGA Citizenship Clinic at Georgia Gwinnett College.

June 24:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, participated in the Rockwood Leadership Institute Fellowship at the Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center, Chaska, MN.

June 25:

  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.

June 26:

  • Program Coordinator, Jennifer Zenteno, attended monthly New Americans Campaign meeting to go over citizenship clinic goals

June 28:

  • GALEO staff, Maria Palacios, met with reporter Sam Flemming from the Financial Times to discuss elections in Georgia.
  • GALEO Leadership Council (GLC) welcomed Ibeth Gutierrez to the Marketing Committee

June 30:

July 3:

  • Harvey Soto, GALEO, attended a Hall County Board of Elections meeting.

July 9:

July 10:

  • Harvey Soto, GALEO, was interviewed by Univision about the efforts and issues happening in Georgia that pertain to the Latino electorate.

July 13:

  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.

July 14:

  • GALEO canvassing team attended Telemundo’s Alianza Futbol tournament and registered attendees and players to vote for the 2018 Midterm elections.

July 16:

  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.

July 17:

  • Harvey Soto, Program Coordinator, attended a Gwinnett County Board of Elections meeting.
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, chaired U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Georgia State Advisory Committee meeting with Susan Walker-Goico, Atlanta Legal Aid (Decatur).

July 18:

  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.
  • GALEO staff had a ProGA Full Table meeting.

July 19:

  • GALEO held internship interviews for the Summer 2018 program.
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, met with British Consul General regarding Latino issues in Georgia.

July 20:

  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote

July 21:

  • Harvey Soto, GALEO, drove to Rome to meet with the Rome League of Women Voters of Georgia to discuss how to reach out and encourage Latino voters to come out for the upcoming Midterm elections.

July 22:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, attended “Know Your Rights” session for immigrant community in Columbus, Georgia.

July 23:

  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.
  • Jennifer, GALEO, transitioned into role of Program Coordinator for Leadership Development and Citizenship Initiatives
  • GALEO participated in New Americans Campaign Mega Citizenship workshop.

July 24:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, interviewed with Telemundo Atlanta regarding the 2018 elections.

July 26:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, presented on the growing influence of the Georgia Latino Vote at the Latin American Chamber of Commerce’s monthly breakfast meeting.
  • J. Gonzalez and Harvey Soto met with Georgia State Senator at the Capitol to speak about Latino issues ahead of the 2019 Legislative session.
  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.

July 30:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, attended Musgrove 2020 Census Planning Committee Meeting
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, met with representative of the Israeli Consulate

July 31:

  • Harvey Soto, GALEO, met with GIACE coalition partners to continue strategy of the 2018 midterms

August 4:

  • GALEO canvassers attended a Feria de Salud in Cumming, Georgia to speak to voters about registering to vote and the upcoming Midterm Elections
  • The GALEO canvassing team visited the Infinite Energy Center for the Feria de Educacion Latina

August 6:

  • Pedro Viloria started his role as Program Coordinator for Community Engagement and Development
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, attended funeral for Justin Pressley, member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Georgia State Advisory Committee.

August 7:

  • GALEO Leadership Council (GLC) held the monthly meeting to discuss role in upcoming 2nd Annual Latino Leaders Summit

August 8:

  • Jerry Gonzalez and Harvey Soto, GALEO, attended the Diversity and Inclusion workgroup of the Chamber of Commerce of Georgia.

August 13:

  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote

August 14:

  • GALEO staff attended breakfast meeting with GALEO business supporter
  • Jerry Gonzalez and Harvey Soto, GALEO, met with State Senator to discuss Latino issues ahead of the 2019 Legislative session

August 15:

  • J. Gonzalez and Harvey Soto, GALEO, met with Georgia State Representative.

August 18:

  • GALEO held the 2nd Annual Latino Leaders Summit at the Hilton Northeast

August 20:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, met with Latino Community Fund regarding 2020 Census.

August 21:

  • Program Coordinator, Jennifer Zenteno, promoted GALEO’s upcoming citizenship clinic at radio station, La Que Buena
  • GALEO staff attended Georgia Chamber of Commerce Congressional Luncheon featuring the Gubernatorial candidates in Macon, Georgia.
  • Harvey Soto, Program Coordinator, attended a Gwinnett County Board of Elections meeting.

August 22:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, participated in a panel discussion with the Anti-Defamation League regarding Immigration at King & Spalding, Atlanta, Georgia.

August 23:

  • Program Coordinator, Jennifer Zenteno, attended monthly New Americans Campaign meeting to go over Citizenship clinic goals
  • GALEO staff members, Pedro and Harvey, attended the Launch of Regional Welcoming Plan

August 25:

  • GALEO held a citizenship clinic at the University of North Georgia in Gainesville, Georgia.
  • GALEO held board retreat for strategic planning
  • GALEO staff volunteered at a NAC citizenship Clinic

August 26:

  • GALEO canvassing team and volunteers attended Piedmont Park’s Peachtree Latino Fest to register people to vote ahead of the 2018 Midterms. Over 45 new voters were registered at this event

August 27:

  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote

August 28:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, attended lunch meeting with GALEO business partner.

August 29:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, is Guest Speaker on the growing influence of the Georgia Latino Vote at Politically Speaking, hosted by the Hispanic Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs (HYPE) of the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

August 30:

  • GALEO staff attended voting rights strategy meeting with the Coalition for the People’s Agenda, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, and the MLK Foundation.

September 4:  

  • GALEO staff is interviewed with Telemundo Atlanta regarding the 2018 elections.  
  • GALEO staff attended planning meeting with Univision 34 Atlanta regarding the 2018 elections.

September 5:

  • GALEO staff attended Mexican Consulate: Best of Mexico’s Culinary Traditions, Dinner at No Mas! Cantina in Atlanta.

September 6:

  • Jerry Gonzalez & Jennifer Zenteno, GALEO,  attended Mundo Hispanico’s Personajes Destacados del Año event
  • GALEO staff members Jennifer and Pedro participated in Peachtree Ridge High School’s Noche de Padres

September 7:

September 9:

  • GALEO canvassing team attended Independencia Mexicana with Radio La Raza to register people to vote.

September 11:

  • Harvey Soto, GALEO, attended a Hall County Board of Elections meeting
  • GALEO staff attended Georgia Chamber of Commerce Diversity & Inclusion Meeting regarding Fall Conference.  
  • Monthly GALEO Leadership Council Meeting.

September 12:

  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.
  • GALEO staff attended ProGeorgia Board meeting.

September 14:

September 15:

  • GALEO and NAC partners held citizenship clinic for Citizenship Day
  • Jennifer Zenteno, GALEO, attended in support of InRoads’ Visiones Hispanic Heritage month event

September 16:

  • GALEO canvassing team was at Fiesta de las Patrias at Plaza Fiesta to register people to vote and inform them of the upcoming Midterm elections

September 17:

  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote

September 18:

  • Harvey Soto, Program Coordinator, attended a Gwinnett County Board of Elections meeting
  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote
  • The GALEO canvassing team teamed up with the GIL cohort to have a canvassing day in Gainesville.

September 19:

  • Jennifer Zenteno & Pedro Viloria attended training in preparation for Get Out the Vote initiatives
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, attended a meeting with the Gwinnett NAACP.

September 20:  

  • Harvey Soto, Program Coordinator was interviewed by Conexion Univision about the efforts to get out the Latino Vote for the Midterm Elections
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, attended lunch meeting with GALEO business supporter
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, met with MARTA representative.

September 21:

  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, interviewed with La Vision de GA regarding Hispanic Heritage Month and El Quince.

September 22:

  • GALEO canvassing team attended Radio Vida Fest to register people to vote

September 24:

  • Program Coordinator, Jennifer Zenteno met with OLAS President at Georgia Gwinnett College to finalize plans for October citizenship clinic
  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote

September 25:

  • GALEO participated in National Voter Registration Day by having canvassing teams out all over Metro Atlanta to register people to vote.
  • GALEO volunteers attended a citizenship ceremony to register new Americans to vote.
  • Pedro Viloria, GALEO, attended the Immigration, Migration, and Family History: A StoryCorps Listening Event presented by StoryCorps, the Atlanta History Center, and WABE

September 26:  

  • GALEO participated in the New Americans Campaign Atlanta meeting at the LAA.

September 29:  

  • Georgia State University, Institute for Leadership cohort visited El Refugio and Stewart Detention Center (Group A)

October 1:

  • Program Coordinator, Jennifer Zenteno promoted GALEO’s upcoming citizenship clinic at radio station, La Que Buena.

October 6:

  • GALEO and Asian Americans Advancing Justice held citizenship clinic at Georgia Gwinnett College
  • GALEO hosted press conference on last efforts to register eligible voter before the deadline.  #GALatinoVote

October 8:

  • GALEO’s canvasser, Maria Rios, attended the Bartow Latino Fest in Cartersville to register its attendees to vote.
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, has on-air interview with La Raza radio station regarding the 2018 election voter registration deadline.

October 9:

October 10:  

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, had phone call with U.S. Census Bureau.

October 11:

October 12:

  •  J. Gonzalez, GALEO, participated in 2020 Census Sapelo Planning Committee Video meeting.

October 13:

October 15:

  • Program Coordinator, Pedro Viloria served as the keynote speaker for Turner Middle School’s Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
  • GALEO Institute for Leadership participants at Georgia State University visited Stewart Detention Center and El Refugio in Lumpkin, Georgia.  
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, attended Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation briefing on the 2020 Census.  
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, attended meeting with the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute regarding work on immigration.

October 16:

October 17:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, attended ProGeorgia meeting.

October 19:

October 20:

  • GALEO staff attended and recruited for GALEO Institute for Leadership at annual Atlanta Latina Style Business Series

October 21:

  • GALEO Institute for Leadership at Georgia State University Goizueta scholars: Leadership Panel Public Speaking Workshop with facilitator Genny Castillo.  

October 22:

  • GALEO staff and canvassers met in Norcross to canvass in many neighborhoods and encourage citizens to go out and vote early and on Election Day.

October 23:

  • J. Gonzalez and Harvey Soto, GALEO, had meeting with Mayor Danny Dunagan, Gainesville, Georgia.

October  24:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, was interviewed on La Raza, Spanish radio, to promote the #GALatinoVote.  

October 25:

  • Program Coordinator, Jennifer Zenteno attended monthly New Americans Campaign meeting to go over Citizenship clinic goals

October 26:

  • GALEO staff attended Community Champions GALA in support for Asian Americans Advancing Justice
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, was interviewed by the Washington Monthly & REVEAL on the #GALatinoVote.

October 27:

  • Georgia State University, Institute for Leadership cohort visits El Refugio and Stewart Detention Center (Group B)
  • Pedro Viloria attended GGC’s Day of the Dead encouraging community members to vote and celebrating with fun activities for kids.

October 28:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, was interviewed by CCTV-America on the #GALatinoVote.
  • GALEO staff and canvassers attended the phone banking session with CPACS to contact voters and remind them to vote in the General Elections

October 29:

  • GALEO staff and its canvassers went out and did Door-to-Door knocking in both Lawrenceville and Gainesville to encourage registered citizens to go out and vote.
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, attended “Exact-Match” preliminary injunction hearing for LCCR litigation against the State of Georgia.

October 30:

October 31:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, was interviewed on La Raza, Spanish radio, promoting early voting.

November 1:  

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, participated in a Press Conference to Unite Against HATE Rally and support Hate Crimes Legislation in Atlanta.

November 2:

  • Victory! Federal Court Provides Immediate Relief for Thousands of Georgia Voters
  • #GALatinoVote phone banking
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, had in-studio interview at La Raza regarding the 2018 election and the growing influence of the Georgia Latino Vote.  
  • J. Gonzales is guest speaker at Westminster for 8th graders regarding the Georgia Latino Vote.  
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, interviewed with Reuters and Univision 34 regarding favorable “Exact-Match” ruling.

November 5:

  • GALEO and canvassers attended the phone banking session with CPACS and with student organizations at the University of North Georgia, to contact voters and remind them to vote the next day, November 6th, on Election Day and give them the information of which polling place to go to.
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, provided supportive testimony for the City of Doraville non-discrimination policy.

November 6:

November 8:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, participated on a panel discussion of foundation trustees for the Southeast Council of Foundations 49th Annual Meeting in Louisville, KY.

November 10:

November 13:

November 14:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, chaired a ProGeorgia Board Meeting.

November 15:

  • GALEO staff held work session for 2018 and 2019.

November 16:

  • Program Coordinator, Pedro Viloria, represented GALEO in Sutton Middle School’s Career Fair

November 18:

  • GALEO Institute for Leadership at Georgia State University Goizueta scholars: Group Dynamics module with facilitator Kelli Persons.

December 3:

  • Jennifer Zenteno attended FWD.us’ Digital Accelerator Training in Austin, Texas from 12/3 – 12/6

December 5:  

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, participated in the Sapelo Foundation 2020 Census three day retreat at Musgrove on St. Simmon’s Island.

December 7:

  • Harvey Soto attended ADL’s program on law and Civil Rights which had representatives from the FBI, GBI, US attorney’s office, and local law enforcement. There was discussion over the processes to report and prosecute Civil Rights infringements and which statutes defend those civil rights against Hate Crimes as well.

December 8:

  • GALEO assisted in citizenship clinic lead by CPACS and the Latin American Association

December 10:  

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, participated in ProGeorgia new Board Member orientation call.

December 11:  

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, participated in Latinx For Democracy Debrief phone conference.  
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, is interviewed by La Voz Latina from Savannah regarding our work in 2018 and pending work in 2019.

December 12:  

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, attended planning meeting with the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Georgia State Advisory Committee.

December 13:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, attended meeting with the Urban League of Atlanta.  
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, attended meeting with the Newtown Florist Club in Gainesville.

December 14:

  • Program Coordinator, Pedro Viloria, met with GALEO Leadership Council (GLC) Marketing & Communications Committee

December 17:

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, chaired a meeting of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Georgia State Advisory Committee.  
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, attended ProGeorgia Board meeting.

December 18:  

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, convened the 2020 Census Georgia Latino Complete Count Committee with community partners.

December 19:  

  • Harvey Soto and J. Gonzalez, GALEO, joined Georgia Power’s Project Manager, Christopher T. Williams, for lunch and discussion on 2019

December 20:  

  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, participated in Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Leadership phone conference.    
  • GALEO Staff visited Nuevolution! exhibit at the Atlanta History Center, which featured GALEO’s work in civic engagement.
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