Advocacy: Join GALEO and become a member today and you could win a pair of Southwest Airlines tickets! OR sign up to be a VOLUNTEER!

Advocacy:  Join GALEO and become a member today and you could win a pair of Southwest Airlines tickets!   OR sign up to be a VOLUNTEER!


Advocacy and Engagement Email
Join 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
June 7, 2016

May 24th Elections in Georgia were significant!  Judge Dax Lopez was re-elected in DeKalb County and Georgia elected its 1st LATINA to the Georgia Legislature by electing Brenda Lopez for the House of Representatives in District 99 in Gwinnett County!

This month and next month, we are doing a membership drive to promote our work in our community and also asking for you to sign up to volunteer with us.  All who become members and sign up to become volunteers will be entered into a give away for a pair of Southwest Airlines tickets.  See below for details.

Questions about voting or your current status of membership?  Please call us at 1-888-54GALEO.  Please see below for information on how to check online if you are registered to vote and to see what address you have listed. The #GALatinoVote grows stronger every day and you must engage in all elections this year!

Please spread the word in social media and share this email as well!

Thank you!

Join GALEO as a member to support our efforts OR sign up to become an engaged volunteer with us this year!  You will be entered into an opportunity to win a pair of Southwest Airlines tickets!

GALEO is proud to be supported by Southwest Airlines once again.  For all new and renewing GALEO members ( during the months of May, June and July, they will be entered to win a pair of Southwest Airlines domestic tickets.  For every level higher of membership and for any additional donation to the Latino Voter Defense Fund, your chances of winning increase (details will be sent to members).

For those who would like to VOLUNTEER (over 18 years of age) with GALEO in many of our activities this year, they are encouraged to sign up as well and they will also get one entry to the giveaway of the Southwest Airlines tickets.

To sign up to volunteer, please visit this link:

Thank you for another successful event!
13th Annual GALEO Power Breakfast

Over 175 people attended.

Thank you to our SPONSORS!

GOLD:  Azteca America; Telemundo; Univision; Western Union
SILVER:  The Coca-Cola Company; Cox Enterprises
Bronze:  Georgia Power and Rohan Law, PC
Leadership Circle:  Atlanta Silverbacks Park; Briarcliff Pediatrics; Kuck Immigration Partners LLC; Southwest Airlines;  Terry D. Jackson PC.
Amigos de GALEO: BB&T; Jason Esteves; Georgia AFL-CIO; The Road to Recovery, Inc.
Community Partners: Alston & Bird; Anonymous; Bertis Downs; Better Pallets; Consultorio Medico Hispano; State Rep. Pat Gardner (D); Juliana Henao; State Sen. Steve Henson (D); State Sen. Jack Hill (R); MoccassinHead Enterprises, LLC; Judge Dax Lopez; Professional Association of Georgia Educators; Sperling Law Group; City of Columbus City Council Member

Many elected officials, representatives of elected officials, appointed officials and candidates for office attend our events regularly.   During our 13th Annual GALEO Power Breakfast event, these are the officials who attended:

  • State Senator Steve Henson, Senate Minority Leader, Tucker
  • State Senator Elena Parent, District 42 in DeKalb County
  • State Senator Curt Thompson, District 5 in Gwinnett County
  • State Senator Michael Williams, District 27, Forsyth County
  • State Rep. Pedro Marin, Georgia House of Representatives District 96, Duluth
  • State Rep. Pat Gardner, Georgia House of Representatives District 57, Atlanta
  • Judge Dax Lopez, DeKalb County State Court
  • Ceasar Mitchell, President of City Of Atlanta City Council, AND Candidate for Mayor of the City of Atlanta
  • Jason Esteves, Atlanta Board of Education, District 9 At-Large
  • Mimi Woodson, Council Member for the City of Columbus
  • Rey Martinez, City Council Member, City of Loganville
  • Tishyra Armstrong, Representing the Office of Congressman Hank Johnson
  • Rocio Woody, Commissioner, Georgia Board of Corrections
  • Víctor Peláez Millán      , Consul, Political & Economic Affairs, On Behalf of the CONSULATE GENERAL OF MEXICO
  • Jim Barksdale, Candidate for the U.S. Senate
  • Tamara Johnson Shealey, Candidate for State Senate District #40
  • Brenda Lopez Romero, Candidate for State Representative District #99
  • Michelle Jones, Candidate, Georgia House of Representatives District #30
  • Alexa Mendez, Candidate, Georgia House of Representatives District #81Learn more about the event here and click here for pictures!

    GALEO is seeking a person for a FULL TIME position to lead our Civic Engagement work!  

    The 2016 Elections represent an historic opportunity for the Latino community to have a significant statewide impact in highly competitive races.  With over 220,000 Latino voters registered to vote in Georgia, the mobilization of new voters and turn out of existing voters is essential to ensure respect for the growing Latino electorate in Georgia.

    GALEO is working together in a coordinated manner with our allies to ensure increased voter engagement of the Rising American Electorate during this, and future, election cycles.
    Position requires the ability to work long and irregular hours, including evenings and weekends.
    Great growth opportunity with GALEO for recent college graduates.
    Position is an ENTRY-LEVEL position.
    Click here for details:

    GALEO is seeking some bilingual part-time canvassers to work on making a big showing of the #GALatinoVote
    Do you enjoy interacting with a diverse group of people?
    Do you value networking opportunities?
    Are you tired of the routine?
    Would you like to earn a competitive hourly rate and choose your own work hours while making a positive impact in the community?
    If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, we would like to invite you to join the GALEO family today.  Please follow this link for details.

    Camp Wellstone is coming to Atlanta, Georgia!

    Training days/times:
    Friday, July 8th: 3pm – 9pm
    Saturday, July 9th: 9am – 6pm
    Sunday, July 10th: 9am – 3:30pm

    Camp Wellstone is open to anyone interested in gaining practical skills in progressive political action. We train candidates, campaign workers, and organizers how to win progressive change. Camp Wellstone has been held throughout the country over the past 13 years and there are over 80,000 Camp Wellstone alumni in all 50 states!  Cost is $300.

    For more details and to sign up, please visit this link:

    GALEO Leadership Council
    Next meeting is coming up in June!  Please contact for more information.

    The GALEO Leadership Council is made up of GALEO members and alumni of our GALEO Institute for Leadership.  Katherine Vega has been an outstanding Chair in 2016 and has assembled a great team!  Join us by becoming a member today!  The GLC Team is gearing up for a great year and already had a very successful public speaking event, a great Lobby Training day at the Georgia Capitol and also celebrated Cesar Chavez Day at the Capitol last week.  Lots to do this year, so get involved by becoming a member.

    Join the GLC today by becoming a GALEO Member!

    The #GALatinoVote grows in strength and numbers!  Help us engage our community and encourage them to vote.

    The Georgia Latino Vote has grown a LOT!  In 2003, when we started as an organization, there were only 10,000 Latinos registered to vote.  The latest estimate of the Latino electorate puts that strength at over 330,000 voters.

    Many Latino voters found out too late that they were not registered or that they had not updated their voter registration information after they had moved.  Please check if you are registered to vote here and to find your polling location here:

    If you are NOT registered to vote OR if you have moved, you should register to vote online and/or update your information at

    If you have questions or experienced problems in voting, you may also call us at 1-888-54GALEO for assistance in English or Spanish.


    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!

    See other videos and posts on social media here!

    GALEO Seeking College Interns for Summer & Fall 2016

    Interested in working on immigration reform and voter engagement in Georgia?

    GALEO seeks undergraduate or graduate students every semester (Summer & Fall) for several part-time internships in community relations and administrative support. All student interns will be required to work a minimum of 10-15 hours per week and work directly with the Executive Director and Program Manager on a variety of important duties.

    Please send a resume and writing sample to Samuel Aguilar, GALEO Program Coordinator at

    For more details about this internship opportunity, please follow this link.

    Volunteers are needed to register voters at Naturalization ceremonies!

    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!

    GALEO is hosting a voter registration training that is mandatory for all volunteers who would like to register New American voters at naturalization ceremonies.  This is a great opportunity for student groups and others looking for community service hours and wanting to empower the community!  The training will take place TOMORROW, June 8th, at 3:30 PM at Kilpatrick Townsend, 1100 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 2800, Atlanta, GA, 30309.  Please send an email to for more details.

    Here is the schedule for 2016 so far:
    June 10 – Ceremonial Federal Courthouse in Atlanta
    July 8 – ceremony in Gainesville, GA
    August 12 – Ceremonial Federal Courthouse in Atlanta
    September 9 – ceremony in Rome, GA
    September 23 – Ceremonial Federal Courthouse in Atlanta
    October 14 – Ceremonial Federal Courthouse in Atlanta
    November 18 – ceremony in Newnan, GA
    December 9 – Ceremonial Federal Courthouse in Atlanta

    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.

    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!

    Save the DATE!  The American Jewish Committee’s ACCESS group and GALEO will host an event together on August 2nd!

    There will be lots of networking and cross cultural learning.  Please save the date of August 2nd in the evening for our ongoing series, Charla & Challah:  The 2016 Elections from Latino and Jewish Perspectives!  More details will be posted soon.

    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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