Advocacy: Please help support the schools in Puerto Rico! AND Take action to #Make2020Count!

Advocacy: Please help support the schools in Puerto Rico! AND Take action to #Make2020Count!

Advocacy: Please help support the schools in Puerto Rico! AND Take action to #Make2020Count!

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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


April 23, 2018

Thank you for your continued engagement!  Please continue to engage as we need collaborative efforts for 2018!

There is still 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.


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






Basta! Enough with the School Closures.
Stand With Puerto Rico Teachers And Parents 

There’s a growing school crisis in Puerto Rico, and the media, like the Trump administration, is not paying enough attention.

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello and his education secretary are using Hurricane Maria and the island’s bankruptcy case as excuses to close down 283 more public schools. This is on top of the 167 schools they already closed late last year. This will hurt more than 60,000 students and 6,000 educators.

The latest round of school closures has been denounced all over the island. Mayors from across Puerto Rico are up in arms, and they’re demanding the governor stop closing schools.

We need to show the people of Puerto Rico that there’s national support for these protests-like there has been for other recent teacher protests on the mainland.

Add your name to the list of people supporting Puerto Rican teachers, parents and students, and we’ll display your name during the mobilization next week in San Juan.

Link to the petition:




FREE Citizenship Workshop in May and June!


May 5th: International Rescue Committee

The New Americans Campaign is hosting a free citizenship workshop May 5th at 2309 Parklake Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30345. 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:


5 de Mayo: International Rescue Committee

Eres un Residente Legal y quieres aplicar para ser Ciudadano Americano?  GALEO te puede ayudar.  El 5 de Mayo, vamos a tener un taller para la ciudadania  en Atlanta para ayudar llenar tu aplicacion de Ciudadania.  Vamos a estar en el International Rescue Committee, 2309 Parklake Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30345.  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:




Action Alert from NALEO! 

Help us Save The Census! #Make2020Count



On March 26, the Secretary of Commerce decided to include an untested and unnecessary citizenship question on the 2020 Census form for the stated purpose of enforcing the Voting Rights Act.  However, decennial data are not needed to enforce civil and voting rights law.  The addition of any question at this moment in time would have catastrophic consequences for Latinos and all Americans, sabotaging the fundamental Constitutional mandate that the Census obtain a complete count of all the nation’s residents.




As a Latino elected official or community representative, your leadership on this issue is vital.  Please join in our advocacy campaign against the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.



 Call YOUR Members of Congress to OPPOSE the Census 2020 Citizenship Question!

There is still time to weigh in with Members of Congress.  Your Representative and your Senators can urge the Congressional committees with oversight over the Census to reject the citizenship question and hold hearings on the issue. You can call your Representative and Senators to OPPOSE the addition of the citizenship question.  You can find your Representative’s contact information here, and your Senator’s contact information here.




Amplify YOUR Voice opposing the Citizenship Question with the NALEO call to actions below & sample tweets!

It is vital for this Administration and Congress, and your constituents and community, to hear from Latino elected and civic leaders.  Use the sample social media language below to amplify your message on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using #Make2020Count:

@SecretaryRoss’ decision to include a citizenship question to #Census2020 threatens a full and accurate count of the Latino community and the nation. @NALEO and partners will work to overturn decision so that everyone is counted. #Make2020Count

A citizenship question on the #Census2020 is unnecessary, untimely and costly. We will not stand for yet another assault on Latinos, immigrants and Census 2020. I join @NALEO in the fight against a citizenship question to #Make2020Count.

Adding the citizenship question would sabotage the Constitutional mandate for a complete count of the nation and would have catastrophic consequences for Latinos and all Americans. Join me and @NALEO in challenging this decision. #Make2020Count


Opposition to the addition of the citizenship question in Census 2020 has been swift, widespread and bipartisan. @NALEO is leading the fight against the addition of the citizenship question. Join us and #Make2020Count






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!
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




Save the date for the 2nd Annual Latino Leaders Summit! 


Join us!  You are invited!


Saturday, August 18, 2018, 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM


Location:  Hilton Atlanta Northeast Hotel, 5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Peachtree Corners, Georgia, 30092-3416


For more information, please visit our website link here:

Registration will open soon!


#iamGALEO #GALatinoVote #gapol




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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