Advocacy: Please call to oppose the Immigrant Registry & the vote rigging legislative initiatives today!

Advocacy:  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 23, 2017

YOUR calls are needed against the GBI Immigrant Registry (HB452) & the vote rigging legislative initiatives.  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:

Thank you for your support!

Jerry Gonzalez
Executive Director

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 Senate Rules Committee members ASAP and let them know you oppose this legislation and they should vote NO in committee.

Senate Rules

Jeff Mullis
Chickamauga, GA
404 656 0057

Jack Hill
Vice Chairman
Reidsville, Ga
404 656 5038

Fran Millar
Atlanta, GA
404 463 2260

John Albers
Alpharetta, GA
404 463 8055

Bill Cowsert
Athens, GA
404 463 1366

Steve Gooch
Dahlonega, GA
404 656 9221

Hunter Hill
Atlanta, GA
404 463 2518

John F. Kennedy
Macon, GA
404 656 0045

David Shafer
Duluth, GA
404 656 0048

John Wilkinson
Toccoa, GA
404 463 5257

Gloria S. Butler
Stone Mountain, GA
404 656 0075

Steve Henson
Stone Mountain, GA
(404) 656-0085

Butch Miller
Gainsville, GA
(404) 656-7454

Horacena Tate
Atlanta, GA
(404) 463-8053

Curt Thompson
Tucker, GA
(404) 463-1318

Renee S. Unterman
Buford, GA
(404) 463-1368

Check out the legislation here:

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

ACTION ALERT! The gerrymandering bill, HB 515, will be heard today, Thursday, March 23, at 4 pm in Room 450 of the State Capitol.  It will be heard again at 8:15 am on Friday, March 24 in Coverdell Legislative Office Building Room 307.

Please call 844-505-3331 and tell them you want them to Vote NO on HB515!

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.

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

Please read the AJC article here and join our efforts.–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!



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

See other videos and posts on social media here!


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:

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:

VOLUNTEERS are also needed.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact

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

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:

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

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!

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.

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Join the GALEO Familia today!

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