Civil Rights Groups Sue Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp to Cease Discriminatory ‘No Match, No Vote’ Registration Protocol

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October 11, 2018

 

 

Civil Rights Groups Sue Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp to Cease Discriminatory ‘No Match, No Vote’ Registration Protocol

 

Lawsuit filed by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and its partners on Behalf of Georgia Organizations

 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and its partners filed a major lawsuit against Secretary of State Brian Kemp over the state of Georgia’s discriminatory and unlawful “exact match” voter suppression scheme. The suit alleges that Georgia’s ‘no match, no vote’ voter registration scheme violates the Voting Rights Act, the National Voter Registration Act, and the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.

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American Federation of Teachers Partners with GALEO and other Community-Based Organizations to Protect Immigrant Students and Families

For Release: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

New York—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, along with many community-based organizations—including the ACLU, the Hispanic Federation, Kids in Need of Defense, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, LULAC and more than 70 others—today announced the launch of an initiative designed to help classroom teachers protect immigrant students and their families from racism, discrimination, bullying and threats of deportation at public schools.

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Three in Four Latino Voters Believe President Trump Should Step Down if Evidence Finds His Campaign Interfered in Election 2016

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September 18, 2018

CONTACT:
Paula Valle Castanon, pvalle@naleo.org
(213) 747-7606 ext. 4414, (323) 253-6431 (cell)

Amanda Bosquez, abosquez@naleo.org
(202) 546-2536, (361) 548-6989 (cell)
**WEEK 3 2018 NATIONAL LATINO TRACKING POLL RESULTS RELEASED**

 

Three in Four Latino Voters Believe President Trump Should Step Down if Evidence Finds His Campaign Interfered in Election 2016

 

Results show Latino voters split on Robert Mueller, with less than half reporting that they think he is conducting a fair investigation into a possible connection to the Russian government
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Less than two months before Latino voters head to the polls for the 2018 midterm elections, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund and Latino Decisions released the results of the third wave of its ten-week national tracking poll of Latino registered voters.  

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

 

Atlanta, GA – September 14, 2018 – The Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce just recently announced this year’s pick for the Top 50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia! We are delighted to see so many members of our GALEO Familia being celebrated for their groundbreaking work in our communities!

This nomination of our GALEO Familia comes at a perfect moment as we reflect on 15 years of work in the community. It is humbling to see that many of our GALEO Institute for Leadership (GIL) Alumni, GALEO Leadership Council (GLC) Alumni, former and current board members, and active GALEO members are being recognized for extending their leadership beyond GALEO and throughout our state.

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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Report: An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Report: An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States

September 12, 2018

Washington, DC – – Today, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released its report, An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States. Based on extensive research and expert and public testimony, the report assesses minority voter access around the country, and evaluates the Department of Justice’s enforcement of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) since 2006, in particular after the Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Holder decision. In Shelby County, the Supreme Court held that preclearance provisions of the VRA unconstitutionally determined which jurisdictions needed federal government pre-approval to change voting procedures.

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GALEO Announces the 2018 GOTV Video Contest

GALEO Announces the 2018 GOTV Video Contest

Atlanta, Georgia – September 7, 2018 – The Latino vote has become more impactful than ever when it comes to deciding elections. In Georgia alone, there are now over 240,000 Latinx voters, and those voters are shown to be far more civically engaged when compared to the national average. In fact, Latinas in GA led the way in November 2016 with a 73% voter participation rate!

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NALEO: New Poll Finds Latino Voters Still Being Ignored in Lead Up to Election 2018

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September 5, 2018

CONTACT:
Amanda Bosquez, abosquez@naleo.org
(202) 546-2536, (361) 548-6989 (cell)

Paula Valle Castanon, pvalle@naleo.org
(213) 747-7606 ext. 4414, (323) 253-6431 (cell)
**WEEK 1 2018 LATINO TRACKING POLL RESULTS RELEASED**

New Poll Finds Latino Voters Still Being Ignored in Lead Up to Election 2018

With Election Day only two months away, nearly 60 percent of Latino voters report not being contacted by a campaign, political party or organization asking them to register or vote
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Latino voters prepare to head to the polls in less than two months, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund and Latino Decisions released the results of the first wave of a ten-week tracking poll of Latino registered voters.  

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S. Pittman: The Faces of Civic Engagement

The Faces of Civic Engagement

Samuel Pittman: GALEO Intern

August 14th, 2018

 

As my time as a GALEO intern comes to an end, I have learned a lot about the Latinx community, the impact policy has on our friends and neighbors, and how we all can play a role in shaping a better future for generations to come.

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L.Otero: Families Belong Together – A Recap of The Trump Administration’s Family-deterring Zero Tolerance Policy

Families Belong Together – A Recap of The Trump Administration’s Family-deterring Zero Tolerance Policy

Luis Otero: GALEO Intern

Monday, August 8th, 2018

 

Families Belong Together

 

As the Trump administration continues to deal with the influx of asylum seekers at its southern border, the extent of the practices and means by which it chooses to do this have come into public scrutiny. Outcries pointing to immoral and inhumane treatment by law enforcement agencies of those arrested attempting to cross continue to bring attention to the problem. Families are being torn apart with young children being separated from their parents. This has raised questions of the constitutionality of these measures, and many pro-immigrant advocacy groups have started protesting and denouncing these actions. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has taken legal action against U.S. immigration authorities in a lawsuit challenging the separation of families. All this following U.S. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions’, May announcement of deciding to criminally prosecute 100 percent of all cases of illegal border crossings. This “zero tolerance” policy, as it has come to be known, not only puts the immigration issue front and center of national political headlines, but it also has called for an increased push for humane and decent treatment of immigrants and refugees as it pertains to both national and international standards.

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NALEO: New reports address need, offer solutions for improved language access for voters

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August 8, 2018

For more information, contact:
Kristen Muthig
kmuthig@fairelectionscenter.org
(o) (202) 331-0114 (c) (419) 706-3431

Michelle Boykins
mboykins@advancingjustice-aajc.org
(202) 296-2300, ext. 0144

Amanda Bosquez
abosquez@naleo.org
(o) (202) 546-2536 (c) (361) 548-6989

New reports address need, offer solutions for improved language access for voters

 
WASHINGTON, DC – With just three months until Election Day, voting rights groups are releasing new language assistance reports with hopes that election officials, policymakers, and community leaders will be ready to assist voters from different language backgrounds. Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, Fair Elections Center and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund collaborated on the three “Guides to Language Access” which were released today.

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