May 6: FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP

FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:

Jerry Gonzalez
Executive Director, GALEO
For Immediate Release

ATLANTA, GEORGIA (April 25, 2017) – On Saturday, May 6th, 2017, the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO), Catholic Charities of Atlanta, and the New Americans Campaign – Atlanta partners will host the “May 6th Citizenship Workshop,” a single-day workshop providing FREE legal assistance to Legal Permanent Residents (green card holders) who are eligible to apply to become United States citizens.

The event will take place at the Archdiocese of Atlanta , 2401 Lake Park Dr , Smyrna, GA, 30080, from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Eligible Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) are encouraged to pre-register for the event, but we will also be taking walk-ins on a rolling basis on the day of the event until all available slots have been filled.

Assistance will be prioritized to those who pre-registered, who meet all the requirements to apply for U.S. citizenship (see below), and who have no criminal backgrounds beyond minor traffic violations.

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GALEO Applauds Hall County Board of Elections for Moving forward with Bilingual Voting Access & Materials for Elections

GALEO Applauds Hall County Board of Elections for Moving forward with Bilingual Voting Access & Materials for Elections
Press Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4, 2017

Media Contact:

Jerry Gonzalez
Executive Director, GALEO
Email:  jerry@galeo.org

(Atlanta, GA) At a regularly scheduled meeting in Gainesville today, the Hall County Board of Elections and Voter Registration moved towards greater access for voting by voluntarily approving bilingual (English/Spanish) information and materials for elections.

The motion was made by Gala Sheats (D),  supported by Kim Copeland (D) and passed 2-1.  Ken Cochran (R) was the dissenting vote.

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Media Advisory: GALEO Cancels 10th Annual Cesar Chavez Day Celebration at the Capitol on March 31st due to State of Emergency Issued by Governor Deal

Media Advisory:   GALEO Cancels 10th Annual Cesar Chavez Day Celebration at the Capitol on March 31st due to State of Emergency Issued by Governor Deal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2017

Media Contact:

Jerry Gonzalez
Executive Director, GALEO
Office:  404.745.2580
Email:  jerry@galeo.org

(Atlanta, GA) Due to the State of Emergency for Fulton County issued by Governor Nathan Deal, GALEO has cancelled the 10th Annual Cesar Chavez Day at the Georgia Capitol, scheduled for Friday, March 31st.

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GALEO Announces Essay Contest Winners for their 10th Annual Cesar Chavez Day Celebration at the Capitol on March 31st

GALEO Announces Essay Contest Winners for their 10th Annual Cesar Chavez Day Celebration at the Capitol on March 31st
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2017

Media Contact:

Jerry Gonzalez
Executive Director, GALEO
Email:  jerry@galeo.org

(Atlanta, GA) GALEO is proud to recognize the winners for the 10th Annual Cesar Chavez Ceremony. There will be a celebration at the Georgia Capitol on Friday, March 31st.

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L. Alcantar Anguiano: The Sun Sees The Strong

The Sun Sees the Strong

By:  Laura Alcantar Anguiano (Gainesville, GA)

March 2017

Every bruise on their hands, every minute of no sleep, and every drop of sweat fallen off their foreheads has been meant for a dream. A dream of success; a dream that one day they will prove everybody wrong. A dream in which their kids will be able to taste success. This brings me to the following question, why are farm workers important to Georgia? Besides the fact that they provide us with food, they are a perfect reminder of a hard-working American following “El Sueño Americano” (The American Dream).

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J. Solis: “Si Se Puede!”

“Si Se Puede!”

By:  Jaquelin Solis (Tucker, GA)

March 2017

“Si, se puede.” This is the quote that always empowers and pedals me into becoming unstoppable. When I have ventured into a new job, leadership position, or moved into a new place, I utter that quote. Cesar Chavez not only set the platform but also the catapult for societal change that relied on nonviolent tactics, boycotts, and marches. He definitely paved the way for the movements that are currently going on in this political climate nationwide. These types of movements made me value the power of a united ‘fuerza.’ I understood the power of putting ‘un granito de arena’ and progressively making changes that start locally and transition nationwide. He gave voice to millions of farmers that were unheard and mute, advocated for their rights, and served as a liaison between them and the many opponents.

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K. Medrano: Why Should we Have a National Holiday Honoring Cesar Chavez?

Why Should we Have a National Holiday Honoring Cesar Chavez?

By: Karla Medrano

 

Cesar Chavez and his contributions to this country have helped millions of families across the nation. The government of U.S. should declare a day dedicated to Cesar Chavez because he was and still is a strong leader and people living in this country need to know about his fight against discrimination.

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GALEO Reacts to Trump Mass Deportation Policies: Georgia’s Economy at Risk

GALEO Reacts to Trump Mass Deportation Policies:  Georgia’s Economy at Risk
Press Statement

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jerry Gonzalez, jerry@galeo.org, 404.745.2580.

February 21, 2017 (ATLANTA, GA) – Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, issued the following statement regarding the Trump Mass Deportation Memos:

“This is the extremist mass deportation policy that Trump announced during his campaign.  These policies will expand the categories for people who would be prioritized for deportation.  This is a dangerous policy which would terrorize our communities and wreck havoc on our economy.

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Press Release: GALEO Recruits Record Number of Applicants for the GALEO Institute for Leadership

Press Release: GALEO Recruits Record Number of Applicants for the GALEO Institute for Leadership

For Immediate Release

Contact: Maria del Rosario Palacios, GALEO Program Coordinator, maria@galeo.org, 404.745.2546.

February 17, 2017 (ATLANTA, GA) – GALEO has accepted a record number of applications for the GALEO Institute for Leadership, cohort of 2017, for a total of 50 participants this year.

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