Advocacy: YOUR engagement is needed today for the #DREAMActNow! Please share widely!

Advocacy: YOUR engagement is needed today for the #DREAMActNow! Please share widely!

Advocacy: YOUR engagement is needed today for the #DREAMActNow! Please share widely!

Advocacy and Engagement Email

 

Please support our

efforts to promote greater engagement of the Latino community
and to continue leadership development.  Si se puede! Su VOTO Es Su Voz!
#GALatinoVote #iamGALEO

 

February 7, 2018

 

Your support for the #DREAMAct is needed TODAY as national DREAMers and other organizations continue to put pressure on Congress for a solution.  Deadline is quickly approaching.  Please take some time to make some phone calls.

We also need your help with some anti-immigrant bills in the GA Legislature.  Please take a look and work against the slate of #AdiosAmazon legislative initiatives.  Tweet and post about it today!

 

There is a lot going on and you need to stay engaged.  Please stay up to date with us on facebook.com/GALEO.org 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:  https://galeo.ejoinme.org/MyPages/DonationPage/tabid/127559/Default.aspx

 

Thank you for your support!

 

 

Jerry Gonzalez

Executive Director
GALEO

 

 

 

 

Call our U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson and ask him to support the DREAM Act!

 

Your voice is needed to help pass the bipartisan and clean DREAM Act.  Please call our Georgia U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson to support the DREAM Act when it comes up for a vote.  Also, tell him you oppose the White House proposal on immigration reform.

 

For more information on the 2017 DREAM Act, please visit this link.

 

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson:  (770) 661-0999 

 

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.

 

Please spread the word today!  #DREAMActNow

 

 

 

Call for our Democratic Congressional Members!

 

From FWD.us:

I need you all to reach out to every house democrat and ask them to please vote NO on any must pass vehicle/ CR/ caps deal that comes down from the Senate that does also not provide protections for dreamers, or without also passing a dream act now.

 

Congressman Hank Johnson: (202) 225-1605

Congressman John Lewis: (202) 225-3801

Congressman Sanford Bishop: (202) 225-3631

Congressman David Scott: (202) 225-2939

 

What you need to know: Yesterday, The House passed a CR that included funding for community health centers and 1 year of defense funding. What we expect to happen is for McConnell to alter the CR, keep funding for community health centers and add in a budget caps deal (that was reached with Schumer).

 

Why are we doing this? The budget caps deal was the Democrats leverage to ensuring a vote/passing perm protections for dreamers. BC right now, Ryan could lose 80-100 votes in the house over this. Fiscal hawks tend to vote against caps deals that raise both defense and domestic program spending dollar for dollar. While we do not have the specifics yet, we want to ensure that Democrats hold the line and do not vote for this.

 

Please spread the word today!  #DREAMActNow

 

 

 

Georgia should pass Hate Crimes Legislation to protect communities and make #HateFreeGA !

 

ACTION ALERT

We’re excited about the possibility of seeing real progress on passing hate crime legislation in Georgia this year, but we need your help now!

Will you take 3 minutes today to make 3 phone calls? Three important Committee Chairs need to hear from you today on why we need a hearing on hate crimes as soon as possible.

Call now:

Chairman Wendell Willard, House Judiciary Committee, 404.656.5125, wendell.willard@house.ga.gov

Chairman Rich Golick, House Non-Civil Judiciary Committee, 404.656.5943, rich.golick@house.ga.gov

Chairman Jesse Stone, Senate Judiciary Committee, 404.463.1314, jesse.stone@senate.ga.gov

When you call, you’ll likely speak to an administrative assistant. Politely tell them you’re calling to urge Chairman __(last name)__ to hold a hearing on hate crimes legislation. Here are some additional talking points:

The message: Please support a hearing on hate crime legislation.
– Georgia is one of just five states in the nation that does not protect its citizens against hate crimes. The time for Georgia to rectify this is now.
– Hate crime laws protect all of us. Hate crime laws don’t speak in terms of African American, Jewish or Gay. The bill covers the following categories: race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, mental disability and physical disability.
– Hate crime laws punish criminal conduct and not speech. Therefore, a person cannot be convicted of a hate crime without committing an underlying crime such as assault or arson.

Make your calls now!

 

 

 

#AdiosAmazon English Only Constitutional Amendment is up for debate in the GA Senate!

 

ACTION ALERT

English-only Constitutional Amendment would likely be unconstitutional and conflict with federal law.  However, it will also send a negative message that Georgia is an unwelcoming state for foreigners.  It would likely catch the attention as Atlanta attempts to attract Amazon’s HQ2.  We call the legislation #AdiosAmazon because we do feel that it would harm Georgia’s future efforts for attracting ongoing economic development.  Please call your Senator to oppose this legislation.

To find out who your Georgia State Senator is, please follow this link:

http://www.senate.ga.gov/senators/en-US/FindyourLegislator.aspx

CALL THESE HOTLINES:

 

1-844-294-8247
1-855-620-9365
1-844-294-8021

Make your calls now!   AND share the graphic above with the hashtag #AdiosAmazon and tag @amazon as well.  Share the numbers too!

Let’s defeat this legislative initiative again.

 

 

 

Hall County should have bilingual access in English and Spanish for all elections material!

GALEO and other community members have launched a petition addressed to Hall County Commissioners and the Hall County Elections Board.  Please spread the word!

http://galeo.org/hall/

#HallEspanol #GALatinoVote

 

 

 

FREE Citizenship Workshop on February 24th!

February 24th at Georgia Gwinnett College

The New Americans Campaign is hosting a free citizenship workshop February 24th at Georgia Gwinnett College 1000 University Center Ln Lawrenceville, Ga 30043 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: https://goo.gl/forms/TSuvZvMFFnaKujPy2

 

24 de Febrero: Universidad de Georgia Gwinnett

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 24 de febrero en el Student Center, 1000 University Center Ln Lawrenceville, Ga 30043 9AM.  Por favor haga una reserva llamando 1-888-544-2536 o visita:

https://goo.gl/forms/TSuvZvMFFnaKujPy2

 

Future FREE citizenship workshops can be found online here:

http://galeo.org/citizenship2018/

 

 

 

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:  http://galeo.org/join-galeo/volunteer/

Let us know by sending an email to harvey@galeo.org 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 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

 

GALEO & OLAS Latino Leaders Summit

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 harvey@galeo.org for details.

http://galeo.org/category/jobs/

 

 

 

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 quickly approaching on 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:

 

http://galeo.org/cesarchavez2018/

 

 

 

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: http://tinyurl.com/GALEOMembership

Join the GALEO Familia today!

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