Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, selected to be part of the Rockwood Leadership Institute 2017-2018 National Leading from the Inside Out (LIO) Yearlong Fellows

Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO,  selected to be part of the Rockwood Leadership Institute 2017-2018 National Leading from the Inside Out (LIO) Yearlong Fellows

For Immediate Release
(ATLANTA, GEORGIA) November 10, 2017 -Rockwood is proud to announce our 2017-2018 National Leading from the Inside Out (LIO) Yearlong Fellows.
Each year, Rockwood selects a cohort of nationally-recognized leaders to participate in our transformative LIO Yearlong fellowship. Since 2003, this executive leadership program has emerged as one of the nation’s leading learning laboratories for experienced social change leaders.
National LIO Yearlong fellows must be nominated in order to apply for the fellowship, and the extensive selection process takes into account a great number of factors, including Rockwood’s commitment to building connections between leaders who are diverse in methodology, issue focus, geography, and personal experience and identity.
“The GALEO Board of Directors is proud of Jerry Gonzalez for being selected as one of the 2017-2018 ‘National Leading From the Inside Out Yearlong Fellows’.  Jerry’s selection into this prestigious program is a reflection of Jerry’s talents and dedication to his work and community.  We enthusiastically support Jerry in his continued growth as a national leader,” said Laura Murvartian, Chair of GALEO & the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund.
Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, joins two other Georgia non-profit leaders in this fellowship.  Stephanie Cho, Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta and Becky Rafter, Executive Director, Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions are also part of the fellowship cohort. 
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Press Release: New Americans Campaign-Atlanta host TWO FREE Citizenship Workshops in November

Press Release: New Americans Campaign-Atlanta host TWO FREE Citizenship Workshops in November

Citizenship Workshop:  FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP

For Immediate Release

 

(ATLANTA, GEORGIA) November 8, 2017 –

On Saturday, November 11th & November 18th,  several New Americans Campaign – Atlanta partners will sponsor the Citizenship Workshops in November toprovide FREE legal assistance to Legal Permanent Residents (green card holders) who are eligible to apply to become United States citizens.

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GALEO Announces the 11th Annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

GALEO Announces the 11th Annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest

 

Atlanta, Georgia – November 3, 2017 – The GALEO Leadership Council has announced details for the 11th Annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest. The intention of the contest is to increase awareness of the continual plight of farm workers and their contributions to America while honoring civil rights legend Cesar Chavez.

Chavez’s leadership was critical to organizing farm workers and founding what is today known as the United Farm Workers union. Chavez remains one of the foremost Latino leaders in American history. His birthday is recognized as a state holiday in California, Colorado and Texas, and GALEO supports the movement to create a national holiday in honor of Chavez.

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National Immigration Forum: Roadblocks to Immigrant Enlistment Break Promises, Disregard History

For Immediate Release           Contact: Cathleen Farrell, 202-403-4190
Oct. 19, 2017

National Immigration Forum:  Roadblocks to Immigrant Enlistment Break Promises, Disregard History

WASHINGTON, D.C. — New policies from the Department of Defense introduce hurdles to lawful permanent residents (LPRs) who want to serve in the U.S. military — an opportunity guaranteed under U.S. law.

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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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