8th Annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest for Adults & High School Students

GALEO Launches the 8th Annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest:  All High School Students & Adults in Georgia are Eligible
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Media Contact:  Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, jerry@galeo.org, 404.745.2580

December 1, 2014 (Atlanta, GA) –   On behalf of the GALEO Leadership Council, which is comprised of alumni of the GALEO Institute for Leadership and GALEO Members statewide, GALEO is proud to announce the 2015 Cesar Chavez Essay Contest.   

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2014: Year In Review with GALEO

Jan 15: Jerry Gonzalez, GALEO, presents to the Anti-Defamation League’s Glass Leadership Institute Meeting & Dinner on immigration reform.

Jan. 16: AT&T’s 2014 MLK Celebration – “I am the Dream: Legends of a New Era”: Jerry Gonzalez was honored by AT&T for the work being accomplished with GALEO and the Latino community.

Jan 24: GALEO worked to shape the discussion on immigration for Leadership Atlanta’s discussion, “The Economic Impact of Immigration: Do Facts Matter?”

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GALEO Urges for a a True Solution on Immigration Rather Than a Symbolic Vote

GALEO Urges for a a True Solution on Immigration Rather Than a Symbolic Vote:  #PassABill that provides a solution, not a symbolic gesture

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Media Contact:  Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, jerry@galeo.org, 404.745.2580

GALEO Urges for a a True Solution on Immigration Rather Than a Symbolic Vote

#PassABill that provides a solution, not a symbolic gesture
December 4, 2014 [Atlanta, GA]- After 524 days of failing to take up any attempt at meaningful immigration reform in the House, Republicans have announced that in response to President Obama’s executive action on immigration, they’ll be voting today to undo the action. While the vote is largely symbolic as it would not pass in the U.S. Senate, it’s a gesture that Republicans see as a way to express their anger at the President for taking steps within his authority to fix the immigration system on his own.

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DEADLINE TO ORDER TAMALES IS TODAY, MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014!

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DEADLINE TO ORDER TAMALES IS TODAY, MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014!

We hope you will make every effort to join us on Monday, December 15th to join us for GALEO’s Holiday Social “Tamales for Justice”. We will be raising funds specifically for the Latino Voter Defense Fund. This effort is to eliminate the at-large voting system in the City of Gainesville and/or in the City of Dalton because we believe it is not in compliance with the Voting Rights Act; and, the system dilutes the Latino community’s ability to elect candidates of choice.

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C. Munoz: #ImmigrationAction great step forward; More work needed for comprehensive reform

By:  Crystal Munoz, GALEO Intern-Fall 2014

December 3, 2014

There are currently 11 million undocumented peoples living in the United States1. The Executive Action announced by President Obama stands to help around 5 million undocumented persons from being deported and ripped away from their families2. Five million people, less than half, are safe from deportation, able to work, and live out of the shadows. But what about the 6 million people still hoping and praying for their chance at a life free of worry and with liberty.

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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Commends President Obama on Issuance of Immigration Accountability Executive Action

NEWS RELEASE                                                                Media contact: Marlene Sallo

For immediate release                                                             Staff Director

November 21, 2014                                                               (202) 376-7700

publicaffairs@usccr.gov

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Commends President Obama on Issuance of Immigration Accountability Executive Action

 

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights by majority vote commends President Obama on his issuance of the Immigration Accountability Executive Action, which focuses on repairing some of the fundamental flaws in our current immigration system.

The Commission stated, “We understand the outlined actions are not comprehensive, and in order to fully modernize our system of immigration, Congress will need to act. Nevertheless, the actions taken by the President today allow immigrants to come out of the shadows, expand DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) to protect more DREAMers (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors), allow families to remain together as they forge ahead toward the American Dream, and protect victims of human trafficking.

 

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Share resources & info on #ImmigrationAction to keep people informed.

Advocacy Email: Share resources & info on #ImmigrationAction to keep people informed. Sign up for GALEO Institute for Leadership!

November 24, 2014

Advocacy Alert

Now that President Obama has acted to provide relief to up to 5 million undocumented immigrants, we need to make sure people have the information they need to make informed decisions and to be ready.  Below, we have compiled some resources and information to be shared to those impacted.

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