Advocacy: Your voice is needed. Charlottesville is a demonstration of the evil forces working against our nation.

Advocacy:  Your voice is needed.  Charlottesville is a demonstration of the evil forces working against our nation.

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and to continue leadership development.  Si se puede! Su VOTO Es Su Voz!
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August 14, 2017

Over the weekend, white supremacist and Nazi groups organized a violent demonstration that lead to one of them murdering an anti-racist protestor.  This was an act of terrorism against people who stand against racial bigotry and hatred.
President Trump once again failed miserably by not openly condemning the attacks.  Given that as a candidate, Trump used much racial animosity to fuel his Presidential campaign, it does not come to a surprise that he would stand with the white supremacists groups.
In fact, the white supremacist groups were cheering the fact that there was no condemnation coming from President Trump.  Furthermore, after calling for “unity” on Saturday, the President released a campaign ad attacking the media and his opponents.
President Trump clearly has ceded any moral authority in ruling our nation.  The continuation of service by Steve Bannon in the White House further demonstrates an allegiance to racial animosity and bigotry given his history and work at Brietbart.
During this time of racial unrest in our nation, we must engage at levels we have not done so in the past.  The future of our nation is in our hands and we cannot cede any ground to those who view the future of this country as a haven for white supremacy.  We must all work against these trends and work towards a peaceful, diverse and democratic nation that values our diversity as a great strength.
The time for standing on the sidelines is not now.  Please step up and join our efforts.
Below, there are many opportunities to make your voice heard in a peaceful manner that furthers democratic ideals and values for our nation.
Take a stand and join us to continue moving our nation forward to progress and help stand up to the forces of evil that are based upon hatred and bigotry.
There is a lot going on regarding immigration and you need to stay engaged.  Please stay up to date with us on 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 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.  Please follow the link here:
Thank you for your support!

Jerry Gonzalez
Executive Director
New York Times Editorial:  “The Hate He Dares Not Speak Of”
Let’s discard the fiction that President Trump wasn’t placating white supremacists by responding so weakly to the neo-Nazi violence that killed Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old counterdemonstrator in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday. The neo-Nazis heard his message loud and clear.

Read more below:

Make a call today!  Oppose the RAISE Act!
Days of Action: Raise Your Voice Against the RAISE Act

CRSA members met with the staff of Senator David Perdue to discuss his co-sponsorship of S. 354, the RAISE Act. This bill aims to cut legal forms of immigration in half over the next ten years. It will do this in multiple ways:
  • Limits refugee arrivals to 50,000 per year.
  • Reduces the number of family-sponsored immigrants allowed, cutting the list of family ties to only include spouses and unmarried children.
  • Ends the diversity visa program, which welcomes 50,000 new Americans annually.
We need you to help convince Senator Perdue to remove his name from co-sponsorship of this anti-welcoming bill!
Call Today: (844) 749-7985

Please take a moment today to call Senator Perdue’s office to ask him to remove his name from this bill. Remind him that you want to keep Georgia, and the United States, as a welcoming place for all refugees and immigrants.

FREE CITIZENSHIP WORKSHOP on August 26th in Stone Mountain!
August 26th  at Eritrean-American Community Center

The New Americans Campaign and the Latin American Association is hosting a free citizenship workshop August 26th at the Eritrean-American Community Center 720 Hambrick Rd Stone Mountain, GA 30083 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.

To register for the event as a potential applicant – REGISTER HERE:

5 de Agosto Eritrean-American Community Center
Eres un Residente Legal y quieres aplicar para ser Ciudadano Americano?  GALEO te puede ayudar.  El 5 de Agosto, vamos a tener un taller para la ciudadania para ayudar llenar tu aplicacion de Ciudadania.  Vamos a estar en el August 26th at the Eritrean-American Community Center 720 Hambrick Rd Stone Mountain, GA 30083 from 9am-3pm  9am-3pm .  Por favor haga una reserva aqui:

For future events, please check back regularly at this website:

Attend a townhall meeting with U.S. Senator Isakson & ask him about his support for the DREAM ACT!
Isakson will hold his first public town hall meeting since Trump was elected today at 6:30 p.m. at Kennesaw State University’s Bailey Performance Center.
This is your chance to be heard on the DREAM Act and other issues.
Come to the meeting at 6:30 p.m. this evening.
Kennesaw State University’s Bailey Performance Center, 488 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw, GA, 30144.
Registration is OPEN
for the Latino Leaders Summit!
1st Annual Latino Leaders Summit
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Hosted by HOLAS at Georgia Gwinnett College
Registration is NOW Open!
Please take a look here and register today!
Registration is OPEN for our
2017 Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon
The 2017 Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon is one of the signature fundraising events for GALEO & the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund.
Date:  Friday, October 6th, 2017
Time:  11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Marriott Atlanta Century Center/Emory Area
2000 Century Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA, 30345

Keynote Speaker:

Javier Díaz de León
Consul General of Mexico in Atlanta, GA

Book reading by:  Former State Senator Sam Zamarripa (also former Chair of GALEO).  He will be reading from his literary debut book,  “The Spectacle of Let: The Oliet and The Obit”.

Special remarks provided by:  Karin Lopez Sandiford, Current member of the GALEO Institute for Leadership Class of 2017.
Check out these #GALatinoVote videos!

Su VOTO Es Su Voz!

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!

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.

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 part-time canvassers!  Please email for details.

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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