Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Secures Victory Extending Voter Registration Deadline for Georgia Runoff Election

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May 4, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Secures Victory Extending Voter Registration Deadline for Georgia Runoff Election

Court’s Decision Extends Deadline for Georgia’s Upcoming Sixth Congressional District Contest and all Future Federal Runoff Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, a federal court in Georgia issued an injunction requiring Georgia election officials to allow voters to cast a ballot in an important congressional runoff election if they register up to 30 days beforehand.  The order, issued from the bench, stops implementation of a Georgia law that allowed voters to participate in the runoff election only if they had registered 30 days before the initial election, roughly 90 days before the scheduled runoff.  The decision was issued by the Honorable Timothy Batten, Sr., United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Georgia.  Judge Batten concluded that the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 takes precedence over conflicting state laws when conducting federal elections. Per the order of the court, eligible individuals will have through May 21st to register and vote in the upcoming special election in the state.

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May 6: FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP

May 6th!  FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:

Jerry Gonzalez
Executive Director, GALEO
For Immediate Release

ATLANTA, GEORGIA (April 25, 2017) – On Saturday, May 6th, 2017, the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO), Catholic Charities of Atlanta, and the New Americans Campaign – Atlanta partners will host the “May 6th 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.

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Georgia immigrant Groups to Hold News Conference With Civil Rights and Refugee Groups Asking Governor Nathan Deal to Veto Anti-Immigrant Legislation

Georgia immigrant Groups to Hold News Conference With Civil Rights and Refugee Groups Asking Governor Nathan Deal to Veto Anti-Immigrant Legislation

 
For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 26, 2017
Contact:  James Woo, Communications and Outreach Associate
jwoo@advancingjustice-atlanta.org
Atlanta, GA – On Thursday, April 27, a diverse coalition of Georgia’s civil rights, immigration and refugee organizations will hold a news conference urging Governor Nathan Deal to veto anti-immigrant bills: HB 37 & HB 452. Members of the media are invited and encouraged to attend.

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GALEO Institute for Leadership Graduated 23 New Leaders from Georgia State University

GALEO Institute for Leadership Graduated 23 New Leaders from Georgia State University

(Atlanta, GA): April 21st, 2017 –  GALEO graduated 23 new leaders from the GALEO Institute for Leadership at Georgia State University (GSU), in partnership with their Goizueta Scholarship program managed under GSU’s Latino Student Services & Outreach, which held a graduation reception on Friday, April 21 at the university campus.

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GALEO Applauds Hall County Board of Elections for Moving forward with Bilingual Voting Access & Materials for Elections

GALEO Applauds Hall County Board of Elections for Moving forward with Bilingual Voting Access & Materials for Elections
Press Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4, 2017

Media Contact:

Jerry Gonzalez
Executive Director, GALEO
Email:  jerry@galeo.org

(Atlanta, GA) At a regularly scheduled meeting in Gainesville today, the Hall County Board of Elections and Voter Registration moved towards greater access for voting by voluntarily approving bilingual (English/Spanish) information and materials for elections.

The motion was made by Gala Sheats (D),  supported by Kim Copeland (D) and passed 2-1.  Ken Cochran (R) was the dissenting vote.

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Media Advisory: GALEO Cancels 10th Annual Cesar Chavez Day Celebration at the Capitol on March 31st due to State of Emergency Issued by Governor Deal

Media Advisory:   GALEO Cancels 10th Annual Cesar Chavez Day Celebration at the Capitol on March 31st due to State of Emergency Issued by Governor Deal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2017

Media Contact:

Jerry Gonzalez
Executive Director, GALEO
Office:  404.745.2580
Email:  jerry@galeo.org

(Atlanta, GA) Due to the State of Emergency for Fulton County issued by Governor Nathan Deal, GALEO has cancelled the 10th Annual Cesar Chavez Day at the Georgia Capitol, scheduled for Friday, March 31st.

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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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