Advocacy: Help us stop SB452! CALLS needed ASAP (1-855-727-7407)! Anti-immigrant legislation now in the GA House! Please share widely! Also, tweet action against SB452!

Advocacy: Help us stop SB452! CALLS needed ASAP (1-855-727-7407)! Anti-immigrant legislation now in the GA House! Please share widely! Also, tweet action against SB452!

Advocacy: Help us stop SB452! CALLS needed ASAP (1-855-727-7407)! Anti-immigrant legislation now in the GA House! Please share widely! Also, tweet action against SB452!




March 27, 2018


Last week, the Georgia House of Representatives made changes and passed out of committee an anti-immigrant bill that would harm public safety all over the state and would further make Georgia un-welcoming by creating a police state for everyone to prove legal status with every interaction with law enforcement, even for minor crimes.  Today, it may clear another hurdle and pass out of the Rules Committee.  We need your calls today, tomorrow and THURSDAY!


This legislation, SB452, is likely unconstitutional and would undermine community policing.  It would clog the courts, depress our economy and tear families apart.  Please call your Georgia House Representative today at 1-855-727-7407 and tell her/him this bill is bad for public safety and that they should vote NO on SB452! Please see below for click to tweet action as well for targeted leaders.



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






Georgia HOUSE may take up a legislative initiative that would make Georgia a Police State for immigrants.  Call 1-855-727-7407 NOW to oppose SB452!



Call House Speaker David Ralston:  404-656-5020


Your voice is needed to help stop this bill.


The Georgia House of Representatives will be discussing SB 452 in committee, and we need your help to stop it. Sign our letter urging the Speaker of the House, David Ralston, and Governor Nathan Deal that this bill is bad for Georgia.

SB 452, a bill that criminalizes immigrant communities:

  • is blatantly unconstitutional
  • will put Georgians in danger
  • will create an ineffective bureaucracy and clog our courts
  • will cost Georgia taxpayers millions
  • will hurt businesses and depress our economy
  • will prevent victims of domestic violence from getting help
  • will tear apart communities and families

See more information about the Asians Americans Advancing Justice organized press conference today delivering over 1,000 letters to Governor Deal and Speaker Ralston:

Please see more information written on a recent blog by the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute here:


All Georgians Stand to Lose from Immigrant Crackdown Measure


CLICK TO TWEET!  We’ve also created an easy way for you to send three tweets to targeted leaders of our state to get their attention on this issue.  Simply be logged in to your twitter account and then click on the link below.  It will generate a tweet for you to send.  Thank you and share with others!



YOUR VOICE is needed to stop this bill and keep Georgia from becoming a POLICE STATE.








FREE Citizenship Workshop in April and June!


April 21st:  Immaculate Heart of Mary Church 

The New Americans Campaign is hosting a free citizenship workshop April 21st at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 2855 Briarcliff Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30329. 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:


21 de abril: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church

Eres un Residente Legal y quieres aplicar para ser Ciudadano Americano?  GALEO te puede ayudar.  El 10 de Marzo, vamos a tener un taller para la ciudadania  en Atlanta para ayudar llenar tu aplicacion de Ciudadania.  Vamos a estar en  21 de abril en Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 2855 Briarcliff Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30329.  Por favor haga una reserva llamando 1-888-544-2536 o visita:



June 23rd 2018:  there will be several sites:  Gwinnett County, Clarkston & at the Latin American Association.


Stay tuned for updates here!


Future FREE citizenship workshops and citizenship classes can be found online here:




FREEDOM WARRIORS of Venezuela Exhibit & Conference!


Freedom Warriors of Venezuela Exhibit and Conference

March 31 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd
Atlanta, GA United States






Experience a unique art exhibition and panel discussion featuring the “Freedom Warriors” of Venezuela.


Find out more »




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!

#HallEspanol #GALatinoVote




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!




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!

Latest addition:  US Census in Gwinnett & Hall: Partnership Special Positions

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




Registration is open for the 15th Annual GALEO Power Breakfast!


Join us!  You are invited!


Friday, May 18, 2018, 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM


Keynote Speaker:  Cristóbal Alex, President, Latino Victory Foundation


Location:  Atlanta Marriott Century Center/Emory Area, 2000 Century Boulevard NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30345


You don’t want to miss our signature event!


Link for  credit card payment:


For more information, please visit our website link here:



#iamGALEO #GALatinoVote #gapol




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