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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Press Release: GALEO Continues to Accept Entries for the 10th Annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest. Deadline is 2/24/17

GALEO Continues to Accept Entries for the 10th Annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest

Deadline extended to Friday, February 24, 2017

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Jerry Gonzalez, jerry@galeo.org

(Atlanta, Georgia) – February 14, 2017 – The GALEO Leadership Council has extended the deadline for the 10th Annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest to Friday,  February 24, 2017.

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Voting Advocates Announce Settlement of “Exact Match” Lawsuit in Georgia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 10, 2017
Contact: Michael McDunnah at 202.905.1397 or mmcdunnah@projectvote.org
Stacie Burgess at 202.662.8317 or
sburgess@lawyerscommittee.org
Sandyha Bathija at 202.736.2200 or
sbathija@campaignlegalcenter.org
James W. Cobb, Esq. at 404.596.5601 or
jcobb@caplancobb.com
Stephanie Cho at 404.585.8446 or
scho@advancingjustice-atlanta.org

 

Voting Advocates Announce Settlement of “Exact Match” Lawsuit in Georgia
Minor typos and data entry errors will no longer deny eligible Georgians the right to register and vote.

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All Atlanta Public School Students are Safe and Welcome

For Immediate Release

January 17, 2017

Contact:  Billy Linville

(404)-432-7242

All Atlanta Public School Students are Safe and Welcome

Jason Esteves:  Commitment to Diversity is Bedrock Value

As recent events across America have stirred up worry and alarm among certain populations in Atlanta, including immigrant families, the Board of Education last week unanimously passed a resolution formerly expressing to every public school student that they are safe and welcome from threat, harm or intimidation. 

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Press Release: GALEO Continues Recruiting Participants for the GALEO Institute for Leadership Class of 2017

GALEO Continues Recruiting Participants for the GALEO Institute for Leadership Class of 2017

Deadline is Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Diverse Candidates Encouraged to Apply

For Immediate Release

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

January 13, 2017 (ATLANTA, GA) – GALEO & the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund continue accepting online applications for the GALEO Institute for Leadership Class of 2017.

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