NALEO Calls for Immediate Action to Address Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 17, 2017
CONTACT:
Amanda Bosquez, abosquez@naleo.org
(202) 546-2536, (361) 548-6989 (cell)

Paula Valle Castañon, pvalle@naleo.org
(213) 747-7606 ext. 4414, (323) 253-6431 (cell)
NALEO Calls for Immediate Action to Address Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

More than half of Puerto Rico and some of the U.S. Virgin Islands remains without electricity,
with many still unable to communicate with loved ones and access clean water, fuel and food

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LatinoJustice PRLDEF and GALEO Send Follow up Letter and Request to Meet with Gwinnett County Officials Seeking Compliance with Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act

LatinoJustice PRLDEF and GALEO Send Follow up Letter and Request to Meet with Gwinnett County Officials Seeking Compliance with Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 4, 2017

 

Contact: John Garcia, Director of Communications, 212-739-7513, 917-673-9095 or jgarcia@latinojustice.org; Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director, GALEO, 678-691-1086, jerry@galeo.org

 

October 4, 2017 (Atlanta, GA)– LatinoJustice PRLDEF and the Georgia Association a Latino Elected Officials (GALEO), sent follow up joint Recommendation Letters and a formal Request to Meet as a follow up to their joint Notice Letters and Georgia Open Records Act Requests sent on July 18, 2017 to the Gwinnett County Board of Elections and all municipalities within Gwinnett County, to remind all municipalities within Gwinnett County to adhere to the mandates required under Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), which require the County and every municipality within the County to provide Spanish language election information, materials and assistance. 

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Leri Argueta: I am the son of Latino immigrants whose footsteps crossed the deserts of Mexico

Leri Argueta

September 28, 2017

I am the son of Latino immigrants, whose footsteps crossed the deserts of Mexico, whose sweat, blood and teardrops stained the path that crossed 3 countries and 4 states as they escaped a country torn by civil war. My parents are from El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America. In the 1970s they both ran away from the one place they called home in hopes of a better life in America. I was born in California, but I might as well have been raised in El Salvador. I remember growing up not being allowed to watch TV, but helping my dad work and living off whatever we could afford. $2.50 an hour, that’s what my parents earned because they did not have “papers.” From a young age, I learned that we had to help one another (no matter what age) so that we can eat and have a place to sleep in.

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GALEO Applauds The Coca-Cola Company for their support of DREAM’ers & a bipartisan Congressional solution

GALEO Applauds The Coca-Cola Company for their support of DREAM’ers & a bipartisan Congressional solution:  GALEO Encourages Other Industry Leaders in Georgia to Join Efforts
Press Statement
For Immediate Release
Contact:  Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, jerry@galeo.org
(ATLANTA, GEORGIA) September 22, 2017 – Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO released the following statement regarding the signing of a letter from business leaders to include The Coca-Cola Company and their support of a bipartisan DREAM Act.
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Press Statement: GALEO Expresses Disappointment with Leadership Atlanta for Panel On Immigration to Include Member of Hate Groups

Press Statement: GALEO Expresses Disappointment with Leadership Atlanta for Panel On Immigration to Include Member of Hate Groups

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO

jerry@galeo.org
(ATLANTA, GEORGIA) September 19, 2017 – Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO released the following statement regarding an upcoming forum on “Immigration-A Balanced Debate of the Facts” by Leadership Atlanta.

 

“As an alumni, current dues paying member and recently a former trustee of Leadership Atlanta, it pains me to have to make a public statement about an organization that has done a lot to promote ongoing leadership development in the Metro Atlanta region.  However, despite repeated attempts to raise awareness of the invited panelist’s association with hate groups, Leadership Atlanta remained steadfast in their invitation to Phil Kent as a panelist for the upcoming event.

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GALEO, LAA, AILA & the New Americans Campaign-Atlanta Chapter host a FREE Citizenship Workshop on September 16th

GALEO, LAA, AILA & the New Americans Campaign-Atlanta Chapter host a FREE Citizenship Workshop on September 16th

Citizenship Workshop:  FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP

For Immediate Release
(ATLANTA, GEORGIA) September 6, 2017 –
On Saturday, September 16th, 2017, GALEO, LAA, AILA and the New Americans Campaign – Atlanta partners will sponsor the “September 16th 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 Latin American Association, 2750 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA, 30324 starting at 9:00 A.M.
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FWD.us: Conservative Lawmakers, Business Leaders Voice Opposition to the RAISE Act

ICYMI: Conservative Lawmakers, Business Leaders Voice Opposition to the RAISE Act

ICYMI: Conservative lawmakers and business leaders are voicing opposition to the RAISE Act, which would slash overall legal immigration by 50 percent – the largest cuts to legal immigration in modern history. The bill – introduced Wednesday by Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) – would severely harm the economy and depress wages for native-born American workers.

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LatinoJustice PRLDEF and GALEO Send Letters to Gwinnett County Municipalities Seeking Compliance with Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act

LatinoJustice PRLDEF and GALEO Send Letters to Gwinnett County Municipalities Seeking Compliance with Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act

 

July 21, 2017 (Atlanta, GA)– LatinoJustice PRLDEF and the Georgia Association a Latino Elected Officials (GALEO), sent joint Notice Letters and Georgia Open Records Act Requests this week to the Gwinnett County Board of Elections and all municipalities within Gwinnett County, to remind all municipalities within Gwinnett County to adhere to the mandates required under Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), which require the County and every municipality within the county to provide Spanish language election information, materials and assistance.  Section 203 of the VRA mandates that election officials and staff in the covered jurisdiction must provide language assistance including, “any registration or voting notices, forms, instructions, assistance, or other materials or information relating to the electoral process, including ballots.” After LatinoJustice and GALEO sent joint letters on October 27, 2015 and Nov. 5, 2015 and subsequent advocacy by LatinoJustice PRLDEF to the U.S. Department of Justice, Gwinnett County was recently designated as a county required to provide access to Spanish language translation and materials in compliance with Section 203 of the VRA on Dec. 5, 2016.  Gwinnett County, and every municipality within the County, now has an immediate legal obligation to provide all voting materials in both English and Spanish. 

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GALEO Releases Report “2016: The Latino Electorate in Georgia Continues To Grow and To Vote”

GALEO Releases Report “2016: The Latino Electorate in Georgia Continues To Grow and To Vote”

Latina voters lead the voter participation with record-breaking turnout

Press Release

July 6, 2017

(ATLANTA, GEORGIA) July 6, 2017 – GALEO & the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund released the third report highlighting the 2016 growth and engagement of the Latino electorate in Georgia.  In partnership with the NALEO Educational Fund and with Trey Hood, Ph.D., University of Georgia’s Department of Political Science, GALEO compiled the most recently updated and comprehensive analysis of the Latino electorate in Georgia.

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