Advocacy: YOUR calls are still needed to support the #DREAMAct. Join us for Phone Banking for the #DREAMAct!

Advocacy:  YOUR calls are still needed to support the #DREAMAct.  Join us for Phone Banking for the #DREAMAct!

January 9, 2018

Your support for the #DREAMAct is still needed.  Please take some time to make some phone calls and join us for phone banking to connect Latino voters to their Congressional members.
There is a lot going on and you need to stay engaged.  Please stay up to date with us on for the latest actions and information.
Please join our advocacy efforts by joining our texting campaign.  The image to the right is our latest way to engage with our supporters in a timely manner and make our efforts more effective.  Please stay engaged and respond to important actions by texting the word IMMIGRATION to the short code number 864-237.  This will add you to our texting program to ensure we speak up at needed times.
Lastly, please consider the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund as you prioritize your annual donations and donations for the new year of charitable giving.  Please follow the link here:
Thank you for your support!

Jerry Gonzalez
Executive Director
Call our U.S. Senators to support the DREAM Act!
Your voice is needed to help pass the bipartisan and clean DREAM Act.  Please call our Georgia U.S. Senators to become sponsors and support the DREAM Act.
For more information on the 2017 DREAM Act, please visit this link.
U.S. Senator David Perdue:  (404) 865-0087
Join our advocacy efforts by texting the word IMMIGRATION to 864-237 and you will get these notices by text on important actions to take quickly.



    • 11,000+ DACA-recipients have already lost their status ( This is not the America we’ve worked so hard to build. Congress must act before the end of the year to allow these young people to continue contributing to our cities, states, and country. #DreamActNow #WeValueDreamers
    • After passing the Dream Act, it would still take a minimum of 7 months for #Dreamers to obtain status ( Congress must take action ASAP! #DreamActNow
Also, please help amplify the letter Rep. Taylor (R-VA) and 33 House Republicans sent to Speaker Ryan this week asking him to prioritize DACA before the holidays. Share the letter with your networks and thank the Republican signatories for standing with Dreamers, particularly since many of these Members are now being targeted by anti-immigrant groups. Suggested tweets can be found below.
Please spread the word today!  #DREAMAct
Join us on Thursday for Phone Banking for the #DREAMAct!
Hello Everyone!

We are going to be making calls to Latino voters in order to support the Dream Act! Please share this only with those who are strongly committed to come and phone bank.

Hope to see you at the following dates and times in Norcross.

  1. Thursday, 1/11/18, 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM.


  2. Thursday, 1/18/18, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM.


***To receive the address to the Phone bank please email or
Every Thursday at the Georgia Legislature will have GALEO & AAAJ-Atlanta working together on bringing community members into the Capitol to discuss with legislators our priorities.  Please contact for more info.
Please support Puerto Rico and their efforts to rebuild!  This local event raises funds for that purpose!
Please Support #PuertoRico & MICLIPCI

at this event in Georgia! Please consider sharing the event on facebook too!
Josue Comedy Benefit for Puerto Rico
Saturday, February 3 at 5 PM – 10 PM
Meadowcreek High School

4455 Steve Reynolds Blvd NW, Norcross, Georgia 30093
Volunteers are needed to register voters at Naturalization ceremonies and for the 2018 ELECTIONS!
Many people will become U.S. citizens this year and will need to register to vote.  Volunteers are needed to help us with this initiative. Please volunteer if you can!

Schedule for volunteer opportunities is posted on our website here:

Let us know by sending an email to to confirm your interest and feel free to invite friends too!
There will be training necessary for all volunteers before going to the naturalization ceremonies.

Please send us an email and let us know when you can volunteer!

GALEO Institute for Leadership Graduation 2017
Applications being taken for the Class of 2018 GALEO Institute for Leadership!
GIL is a nationally recognized program that has developed over 604 knowledgeable, skilled, committed, and action-oriented leaders in the state of Georgia. The nine-month program engages participants once a month for a full day of leadership sessions that are facilitated using curriculum from the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership at the University of Georgia and GALEO. Participants complete a group community project that benefits the community and are given frequent opportunities to network amongst their cohort, with elected officials, and with other community leaders.
The application for the program is available online from now until January 24th for the 2018cohort that begins in February. For more information please check the GALEO website page hereor reach out to Program Coordinator, Maria del Rosario Palacios, at (678)897-3153 or
Check out the latest videos of our Latino Leaders Summit, the  2017 Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon & the 2017 Graduation of our GALEO Institute for Leadership!
2017 Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon
2017 Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon
GALEO & OLAS Latino Leaders Summit
GALEO & OLAS Latino Leaders Summit

2017 GALEO Institute for Leadership Graduation
2017 GALEO Institute for Leadership Graduation
#iamGALEO #GALatinoVote #gapol
Check out our Job Opportunities section on our website!
Are you looking for a new career or job opportunity?  Know someone who is looking for a job?  Also, some volunteer positions will be posted here from time to time.  Please check this link weekly!

GALEO is also seeking an part-time canvassers!  Please email for details.

cesar chavez
The 2018 Cesar Chavez Essay Contest has started!  Great PRIZES will be awarded!  All Adults & High School Students in GA are eligible to enter!
The GALEO Leadership Council has announced details for the 11th Annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest.
Chavez’s leadership was critical to organizing farm workers and founding what is today known as the United Farm Workers union. Chavez remains one of the foremost Latino leaders in American history.
High school students and adults residing in the state of Georgia are encouraged to participate and submit their essays for entree in one of three categories. Categories include:
  • Adult category (essays submitted in Spanish or English)
  • High school student category (essays submitted in Spanish or English)
  • ESOL high school student category (essays submitted in English by ESOL students)
Deadline for submissions is February 17, 2018.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners in each category.  Prizes will be announced in January 2018.
For more details, please follow this link and also download the Entry Form & Consent Form below:
Join GALEO & become an active member of our network!
Your membership to GALEO supports our work and also allows for you to become part of the GALEO Leadership Council!

GALEO membership is open to anyone who supports our efforts and mission.  Please consider becoming a member to help support our efforts in civic engagement and leadership development of the Latino community in Georgia.  Through your membership, YOU make a difference and add your voice to ours!  Together, we are STRONGER!
Become part of our GALEO Familia by becoming a MEMBER of GALEO.  Once you are a member, you may join our GALEO Leadership Council to engage in the many activities we have going on to promote civic engagement and leadership development of the Latino community.

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