Lawsuit on 2020 Census Citizenship Question Amended to Include Native Americans, More Asian Plaintiffs and Charge Government Conspiracy

Lawsuit on 2020 Census Citizenship Question Amended to Include Native Americans, More Asian Plaintiffs and Charge Government Conspiracy

GALEO is also one of the original co-plaintiffs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2018

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Michelle Boykins, 202-296-2300, ext. 0144

mboykins@advancingjustice-aajc.org

 

Sandra Hernandez: (213) 629-2512 x. 129
shernandez@maldef.org

 

Tony Marcano: (213) 629-2512 x.128

amarcano@maldef.org

 

Lawsuit on 2020 Census Citizenship Question Amended to Include Native Americans, More Asian Plaintiffs and Charge Government  Conspiracy 

 

Washington, D.C. – Native American groups have joined a lawsuit filed by attorneys representing Latino and Asian American plaintiffs alleging that the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census was motivated by racial animus and will result in a severe undercount of minorities, according to civil rights attorneys.

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Hundreds of Thousands Rally and March at Families Belong Together Protests Across the Nation and Around the Globe Today

For Immediate Release: June 30, 2018

Contact: press@familiesbelongtogether.org

UPDATED: Hundreds of Thousands Rally and March at Families Belong Together Protests
Across the Nation and Around the Globe Today

Organizers Estimate 35,000 Attendees at Protests in D.C.; Over 60,000 Attendees in Chicago; Over 30,000 Attendees in NYC; Over 30,000 Attendees in San Francisco and Over 55,000 in Los Angeles

 

Over 780 Events by Local Organizers In All 50 States & Around the Globe Drew Additional Tens of Thousands of Attendees

 

Washington, DC—Hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered in cities large and small across the nation today at events organized by Families Belong Together to demand the end of family separation and detention, and calling for an end to Trump’s inhumane immigration policy. Organizers reported crowd counts for the largest events including 35,000 attendees at the anchor outside the White House in Washington, D.C. Chicago organizers reported over 60,000 attendees, while New York’s event drew over 30,000 attendees, San Francisco’s event drew over 30,000 attendees and preliminary estimates coming from L.A.’s event put the crowds at over 55,000 attendees and still growing as of 1:15 pm Pacific Time. These events were just a few of the over 787 sites for “Families Belong Together” protests happening nationwide and around the world today.

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LatinoJustice: Temporary Restraining Order Filed to Stop Evictions of Families Displaced by Hurricane Maria

For immediate release

June 30, 2018

 

Contact:

Christiaan Perez, cperez@latinojustice.org

Erin Williams, ewilliams@faithinaction.org

Craig de Recat, CdeRecat@manatt.com

Temporary Restraining Order Filed to Stop Evictions of Families Displaced by Hurricane Maria

 

LatinoJustice PRLDEF, a national civil rights organization, and Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, LLP and the Law Offices of Hector E. Pineiro filed a lawsuit along with a request for a nationwide injunction in federal court in Massachusetts to halt the eviction process of nearly 2,000 evacuees from Puerto Rico who are currently residing in hotels. After Hurricane Maria, a category 5 storm, devastated Puerto Rico in 2017, thousands were forced to flee and have been staying in hotels and motels throughout the United States under the Temporary Shelter Assistance (TSA) program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  

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Vargas, L. Nataly’s Acceptance into the CHCI Internship Program

Nataly’s Acceptance into the CHCI Internship Program

By: Leopoldo Vargas, GALEO Intern

June 22nd, 2018

 

On Wednesday, May 30th, 2018, Nataly Morales Villa received news that would change her life forever: she learned that she had been accepted into the prestigious Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Internship Program. This news is significant for someone who has been active in her community to make the world a better place for immigrants around her. From serving at  El Refugio and Stewart Detention Center (a detention center for undocumented immigrants) to serving as a canvasser for GALEO, there is no doubt that Nataly thoroughly deserves this unique opportunity. But no achievement is earned without some sort of sacrifice and dedication, and Nataly’s story is no exception.

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GALEO Joins 350 Other Organizations and Sign Sharp Rebuke to Ryan’s Immigration Bill: Does Not End Family Separation

For Immediate Release: June 20, 2018

Contact: Nicky Vogt at 610-389-1314 or Nicole@npstrategygroup.com

 

350 Organizations Sign Sharp Rebuke to Ryan’s Immigration Bill: Does Not End Family Separation

 

WASHINGTON, DC – In the final hours before the House votes, 350 organizations from across the nation have come together to express their vehement opposition to the Ryan immigration bill, which fails to put an end to President Trump’s family separation policy and also puts children and their parents in internment camps.

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GALEO: What YOU can do about the border crisis and family separation

GALEO: What YOU can do about the border crisis and family separation

 

June 20, 2018

 

By:  Maria del Rosario Palacios, GALEO Policy Analyst

 

Many people have reached out to us at GALEO about how to help in Georgia with the current separation of families at the border, the much needed immigration reform, and on how to build up our communities long-term. We have come up with the following ways to help.

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What November Means for the GOP, Democrats and Hispanic Communities?

What November Means for the GOP, Democrats and Hispanic Communities?

By: S. Pittman

June 18th, 2018

With upcoming district runoffs taking place all around the state of Georgia in July and the General Elections taking place around the country in November, voting has never seemed more vital. Many would argue that we are living in a time of division. From partisan Washington, to back at home, where debates surrounding immigration, DACA, and refugee settlement policy only reaffirm that we are living in a time where the middle ground isn’t necessarily illustrated through our bodies of government.

However, with many issues at stake, it begs the question-what do the numbers say about who is going to turn out in November to vote?

According to the Pew Research’s Gustavo Lopez and Renee Stepler, the number of eligible Latino voters in the state of Georgia has only increased over the years. Pew Research found that “the number of Latinos registered to vote has nearly tripled since 2004: It rose from 34,000 during the 2004 presidential election to 111,000 during the 2012 presidential election and now stands at 127,000.” While Hispanics only make up a little more than 3% of the Georgia voter population, we have reason to be hopeful for the civic engagement the Hispanic population in Georgia will bring in the future. Pew Research found that “there are 291,000 Hispanic eligible voters in Georgia—the 14th largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter population nationally.”

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A. Chermanz Monroy: Fifteen Power Breakfasts

Fifteen Power Breakfasts

By: Angie Chermanz Monroy, GALEO Intern

June 12th, 2018

In Galeo, we have celebrated for fifteen years our Power Breakfast. This event happens every year where there are politicians, businessmen, entertainment people and interns like me who are interested in advocating for the rights of Latinos and attracting them to vote in the next elections. This event was the fifteenth breakfast where we collected funds for GALEO and the GALEO Community Development Fund for the Latino leadership community. The orators that were present this year in the powerful breakfast were: Cristobal Alex, Luis. A Miranda, Jennifer Zenteno Pearce and Jerry Gonzalez.

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NALEO: U.S. Department of Justice Documents Show Commerce Secretary Ignored Concerns From Scientific Community Over Addition of Citizenship Question to Census 2020

U.S. Department of Justice Documents Show Commerce Secretary Ignored Concerns From Scientific Community Over Addition of Citizenship Question to Census 2020

U.S. Census Bureau Chief Scientist raised alarm over the decision, stating citizenship question addition would be “very costly” and “harm the quality of the census count”

June 11, 2018

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