Advocacy: Both have moved forward. Please call to oppose the Immigrant Registry & the vote rigging legislative initiatives today!

Advocacy:  Both have moved forward.  Please call to oppose the Immigrant Registry & the vote rigging legislative initiatives today!

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
March 27, 2017

YOUR calls are needed against the GBI Immigrant Registry (HB452) & the vote rigging legislative initiatives (HB515).  Please see below.

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.

Please see other ways in which you can engage below.

Once again, as 2017 continues, please consider the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund as you prioritize your annual donations.  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

Join us to oppose the Immigrant Registry (HB452) being proposed by the Georgia Legislature.   

This legislation is bad for Georgia because:
It target ALL immigrants, including Legal Permanent Residents and legal visa holders.
Does not advance or enhance public safety.  Instead, it would make immigrants likely targets of vigilante efforts.  Examples of recent hate crimes against immigrants are happening nationally with more recent example of the killing and injuring of Indian immigrants and an attack against a Sikh man in his home.
Employers who hire immigrants may be targeted too because the system utilized has employer information that may be posted on the GBI Immigrant Registry.  Exemptions are not specified in the legislation on what will and will not be posted.
The legislation is anti-immigrant and would make Georgia unwelcoming to foreign investment.
Please call the Lt. Governor & YOUR Georgia State Senator
to vote NO on HB452!

Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Hon. Casey Cagle
240 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-5030
Send him an email here:  https://ltgov.georgia.gov/contact-lt-governor

To find your Georgia State Senator, please visit here:
https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/

Check out the legislation here:
http://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/en-US/Display/20172018/HB/452

Voters should pick their elected officials, not the other way around!   

ACTION ALERT! The gerrymandering bill, HB 515, will go before the Senate soon.  Please call 844-505-3331 and tell them you want them to Vote NO on HB515!

Join us to Celebrate #CesarChavez Day at the Georgia Capitol!       

Please see link for more details on Friday, March 31st!

https://www.facebook.com/events/248099485603796/

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.

http://galeo.org/other-resources/2017-immigrant-community-resources/

U.S. citizen woman was detained by immigration for over a month    

Please read the AJC article here and join our efforts.

http://www.ajc.com/news/national-govt–politics/georgia-woman-detained-immigration-raid-citizen/wK4z5U7OWnSVLmeqydJNYP/

Gwinnett County looking for a BILINGUAL Resources & Marketing Specialist    

Please check out this job opportunity. Our community needs someone in this position ASAP! Spread the word!

http://galeo.org/gwinnett-county-bilingual-resources-marketing-specialist/

#iamGALEO#GALatinoVote

#IamGALEO

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
Mariela Romero, Univision 34 Atlanta #iamGALEO
https://youtu.be/0y2Ujq3yZuw

See other videos and posts on social media here!

FREE CITIZENSHIP WORKSHOP ON May 6th!

Catholic Charities-Atlanta and Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials are hosting a free citizenship workshop Archdiocese of Atlanta, 2401 Lake Park Dr, Smyrna, GA 30080,  from 9am-3pm . At this free naturalization workshop, you 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.
The link for attendees is below:
https://goo.gl/forms/YALJwdvq5sHkSyQN2

En Español:
Eres un Residente Legal y quieres aplicar para ser Cuidadano Americano?  GALEO te puede ayudar.  El 6 de mayo, vamos a tener un taller para la cuidadania para ayudar llenar tu aplicacion de Cuidadania.  Vamos a estar en Archdiocese of Atlanta 2401 Lake Park Dr, Smyrna, GA 30080 , de 9am-3pm .  Por favor haga una reserva llamando 1800-544-2536 o visita:  https://goo.gl/forms/YALJwdvq5sHkSyQN2

VOLUNTEERS are also needed.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact harvey@galeo.org.

APRIL 5th
Hava Tequila: Access Latino-Jewish Event

Join us for Hava Tequila: A Night of a Little More Charla for an evening of storytelling on identity in the Jewish and Latino communities!

Our featured storytellers include Jason Esteves (GALEO Vice Chair), Dr. Jose Montero, and Desiree Nathanson.

Register here: www.ajcatlanta.org/havatequila2017

Wednesday, April 5
6:30pm: Registration
7:00pm: Dinner& Program

No Mas Cantina
Cost: $10

GALEO Seeking College for Summer  & Fall 2017

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

GALEO seeks undergraduate or graduate students every semester (Spring & Summer) 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 Maria Palacios, GALEO Program Coordinator at maria@galeo.org.

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!

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 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 Executive Assistant for a full time position with our team.  Please take a look and share.  Lots of opportunities for community members.

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

Registration is OPEN for the 14th Annual GALEO Power Breakfast on Friday, May 19th!

Keynote address:

Anna Maria Chávez
1st woman of color appointed to be the CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA

You wouldn’t want to miss this event!
The 14th Annual GALEO Power Breakfast is one of the signature fundraising events for GALEO & the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund.

Please click below to get your tickets and to learn more!

http://galeo.org/14th-annual-galeo-power-breakfast/

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.

Announcing the Southwest Airlines partnership for the months of April & May.  If you become a GALEO Member or renew your membership in either month, you will be entered into a raffle for a pair of Domestics Southwest Airlines tickets.  The higher your membership level, the higher your odds are of winning!  Become a member soon!

GALEO Membership: http://tinyurl.com/GALEOMembership

Join the GALEO Familia today!

 

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