UGA’s Russell Library and GALEO Partner to Preserve Georgia’s Latino and Hispanic History

UGA’s Russell Library and GALEO Partner to Preserve Georgia’s Latino and Hispanic History

October 4, 2019 (Athens, GA) – The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at the University of Georgia Libraries and the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) and GALEO Latino Community Development Fund (LCDF) announce a statewide initiative to document the contributions the Latino and Hispanic communities have made to the landscape of modern Georgia politics.  To ensure the most comprehensive documentation and accessibility of the political history of all of Georgia’s citizens, the Russell Library and GALEO will work to identify and document people and organizations representing the interests of the Latino and Hispanic communities. This effort will preserve traditional records and manuscripts and capture oral histories with elected officials, activists, and business leaders.

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GALEO & the Anti-Defamation League Deeply Disturbed by Gwinnett County GOP Hosting Anti-Immigrant Speaker at Monthly Meeting

GALEO & the Anti-Defamation League Deeply Disturbed by Gwinnett County GOP Hosting Anti-Immigrant Speaker at Monthly Meeting

Contact:  LaVita Tuff, ADL Southeast (470) 487-0423 ltuff@adl.org

Jerry Gonzalez, GALEO (678) 691-1086 jerry@galeo.org

Georgia Groups Deeply Disturbed by Gwinnett County GOP Hosting Anti-Immigrant Speaker at Monthly Meeting

Atlanta, Georgia, October 3, 2019… The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) strongly condemn Gwinnett County GOP’s speaking invitation to D.A. King, someone who vocally supports and spews irrational hatred against immigrants, as the keynote speaker for their upcoming meeting. A nationally known figure who proudly touts racist and anti-Hispanic views, D.A. King has a long history of using words of hatred.

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The Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Announces the 50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia

GALEO Members and Supporters Make up 30% of the List

Atlanta, GA – September 9, 2019 – It is that time of the year again- The Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has revealed their annual “50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia” for 2019! It is an honor to see several members from our GALEO Familia receive recognition for their admirable community work.

The list of nominees includes members both past and present, including our GALEO Institute for Leadership (GIL) Alumni, GALEO Leadership Council (GLC) Alumni, former and current board members, active GALEO members & GALEO supporters.

We would like to congratulate all of our GALEO members and to all others on the list!

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Why we don’t Vote

Stephania Ortez

August 14, 2019

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2016, approximately 1 in 7 American citizens who were of voting age self-reported that they were not registered to vote.Not being registered to vote is one of the many impediments that prevent eligible participates from voting. Individuals may even feel discouraged to vote due to reasons ranging from feeling uninformed on current elections to not have having time to wait in line to vote. Addressing these issues can make an individual’s voting experience far more accessible. Read below for easy fixes for the most common voting issues!

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Concerns over Gwinnett Daily Post Normalization of Hate Group Leader

Open Letter/Letter to the Editor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 13, 2019 

Contacts:   

Jerry Gonzalez, GALEO, jerry@galeo.org, 678.691.1086


Concerns over Gwinnett Daily Post Normalization of Hate Group Leader

(Norcross, GA)  August 13, 2019

To the Gwinnett Daily Post Editor:

On July 31, 2019, Gwinnett County Commissioner Marlene Fosque hosted a town hall meeting centered around the controversial 287(g) program. The commissioner promised neutrality on the issue but failed to deliver when Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway sent D.A. King to speak on his behalf. Beyond the hypocrisy of sending a representative from an anti-immigrant group to speak about a law that targets immigrants, there is concern that King’s participation at the community meeting validates and normalizes anti-immigrant sentiment in Gwinnett County.

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Do Your Kids Speak Spanish?

Francesca Burke

August 12th, 2019

Language is inextricably tied to culture and ethnicity. Yet, sometimes the connection between them cannot be neatly summed up with a sentence like: “All Latinos speak Spanish.”

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#HATEFREEGA COALITION RESPONDS TO MASS SHOOTING IN EL PASO, TEXAS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mallory Harris – (404) 660-6474
info@maurasvoice.org
Shelley Rose – (678) 938-1399
srose@adl.org

Atlanta, GA, August 7, 2019 … #HateFreeGA coalition partners GLAHR, GALEO, Urban League,
Maura’s Voice and ADL will hold a press conference on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 12:00 PM EST
at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta to renew their call for hate crime legislation to be passed in
Georgia. Representatives from the Coalition for a Hate Free Georgia will also be in attendance.

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Washington Post Oped: Call the El Paso shooting what it is: Domestic terrorism against the Hispanic community

Stephanie Valencia

August 6, 2019

In response to the tragic El Paso shooting on Saturday, dozens and dozens of Latino leaders across the country signed onto an oped that ran in the Washington Post online edition on Tuesday, August 6th. In addition to the signers who appeared in the online edition, the following people have also signed onto the letter (last updated at 6:45PM ET, on Tuesday, August 6, 2019).

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NALEO and NALEO Educational Fund Respond to Act of Violence and Hate in El Paso

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 6, 2019

Hate crime marks one of the deadliest attacks on Latinos in the history of the United States

Washington, D.C.  – The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) and NALEO Educational Fund today released a statement from their Boards of Directors Executive Committees regarding the recent acts of violence and hate in El Paso, Texas.

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MALDEF STATEMENT ON EL PASO AND DAYTON MASS SHOOTINGS

PRESS STATEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION 

August 4, 2019

(LOS ANGELES) – Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel of MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) released the following statement on the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and in Dayton, Ohio:“MALDEF mourns the loss of so many innocent lives this weekend in El Paso and Dayton.

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