Advocacy: Early voting continues for local elections. VOLUNTEERS needed to GOTV with phones & canvassing!


Advocacy: Early voting continues for local elections. VOLUNTEERS needed to GOTV with phones & canvassing!


October 23, 2017


Early voting continues all around the state for local elections.  Go VOTE!  Su VOTO Es Su Voz!  Also, we have a lot of efforts in local elections because they are usually low turn out for voters and the #GALatinoVote can make a big difference.  Please help us reach out to Latino voters to make sure we do turn out in force and make an impact!  Please see below how you can help!  Please contact if you have further questions.


There is a lot going on regarding immigration 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 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.  Please follow the link here:


Thank you for your support!



Jerry Gonzalez

Executive Director




Volunteers are needed to help us turn out the #GALatinoVote in local elections in Gwinnett & Hall Counties!


Please join our efforts to turn out the #GALatinoVote for local elections. Latino voters can have a significant impact if we turn out to vote.


All of Gwinnett County municipalities with elections are required by law to provide assistance in Spanish and ALL information in Spanish for voting this election cycle.  El condado de Gwinnett tiene que dar asistencia y tener toda la informacion para votar el dos idoamas:  ingles y espanol.  If you experience problems voting, please let us know at 1-888-54GALEO.  Si tiene problemas o preguntas, llamenos a 1-888-544-2536.


If you are not registered to vote, you can register to vote online at for the 2018 elections.   If you have questions or problems, please call us at 1-888-54GALEO (1.888.544.2536).


Check out all of the volunteer opportunities here:


We do need your help and let’s keep the #GALatinoVote as strong as ever or even stronger!



Call U.S. Senators Perdue and Isakson 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 Johnny Isakson:  (770) 661-0999 

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.


Please spread the word today!  #DREAMAct




November 18th!


November 18th at the University of North Georgia

The New Americans Campaign is hosting a free citizenship workshop November 18th at the University of North Georgia 3820 Mundy Mill Rd, Oakwood, GA 30566 at 9am. At this free naturalization workshop, we will be helping green card holders apply for U.S. citizenship. Green card holders will be given one-on-one assistance in completing their application forms and fee waivers, provided with individual legal review by an attorney, and given a clear list of next steps.


To register for the event as a potential applicant – REGISTER HERE:


18 de Noviembre: Universidad de North Georgia


Eres un Residente Legal y quieres aplicar para ser Ciudadano Americano?  GALEO te puede ayudar.  El 18 de Noviembre, vamos a tener un taller para la ciudadania  en Gainesville para ayudar llenar tu aplicacion de Ciudadania.  Vamos a estar en el Student Center 3820 Mundy Mill Rd, Oakwood, GA 30566.  Por favor haga una reserva llamando 1-888-544-2536 o visita:




Thank you for over 100 people who participated in the

1st Annual Latino Leaders Summit


Check out the pictures here!


Pictures of 1st Latino Leaders Summit



Thank you for another successful 

2017 Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon



Keynote Speaker:

Javier Díaz de León

Consul General of Mexico in Atlanta, GA



Book reading by:  Former State Senator Sam Zamarripa (also former Chair of GALEO).  He will be reading from his literary debut book,  “The Spectacle of Let: The Oliet and The Obit”.

Special remarks provided by:  Karin Lopez Sandiford, Current member of the GALEO Institute for Leadership Class of 2017.


Thank you to our sponsors!


Telemundo Atlanta

Univision 34 Atlanta

Western Union



Georgia Power



The Coca-Cola Company


Leadership Circle:

Briarcliff Pediatrics

Castan & Lecca, P.C.

Kuck Immigration Partners LLC

Rohan Law, P.C.

Terry D. Jackson, P.C.


AMIGOS:  BB&T; Better Pallets, Inc.; Jeffrey Ellman; Jason Esteves; Georgia Chamber; State Senator Steve Henson (D); Senator Nan Grogan Orrock (D); Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE); Road to Recovery.


Community Partners: Alston & Bird; Consultorio Medico Hispano; Juliana Henao; Evelyn “Mimi” Woodson, City of Columbus Council Member.

Tables:; Georgia Gwinnett College OLAS; Jerry Gonzalez; McGuirreWoods LLP; Laura Murvartian; Morris, Manning & Martin LLP; Adolfo Santos


Elected officials, candidates for office or their representatives that were scheduled to be in attendance:

  •  Georgia State Senator P.K. Martin (R)
  • Georgia State Senator Nan Grogan Orrock (D)
  • Former Georgia State Representative Stacey Evans & currently Candidate for Governor (D)
  • Mimi Woodson, Council Member for the City of Columbus
  • Jason Esteves, School Board Member, Atlanta Public Schools
  • John Eaves, Former Fulton County Chair & Candidate for Mayor for the City of Atlanta
  • Robert Patrick, Mayor Pro-Tem & Doraville City Council Member District #1
  • Mayor Ted Terry of the City of Clarkston
  • Carolyn Boudreaux, Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, District #7
  • David Kim, Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, District #7
  • Ethan Pham, Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, District #7
  • Zahra Karinshak, Candidate for Georgia State Senate District 48
  • Peter Aman, Candidate for Mayor for the City of Atlanta
  • Rashida Winfrey, Candidate for Atlanta Public Schools, District #3




Check out these #GALatinoVote videos!





Su VOTO Es Su Voz!




Join us with posting your #iamGALEO pics on social media

GALEO is more than just five letters.  GALEO is you.  Please post your picture online with the hashtag #IamGALEO on any social media.  This will help us demonstrate to legislators that GALEO is supported by people like you!  Go ahead and post!

Here is one of the most recent videos:

Mariela Romero, Univision 34 Atlanta #iamGALEO

See other videos and posts on social media here!




Information is POWER!

Resources for Trump Administration IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT Concerns and Fears.

Please take a look and share with our IMMIGRANT community members.

We have updated these resources, and we will continue to do so as we know more.

Please share this link widely to alleviate fears, concerns and questions many immigrant community members may have.



Volunteers are needed to register voters at Naturalization ceremonies and for LOCAL 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!



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.




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.

GALEO Membership:

Join the GALEO Familia today!

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