1st Place ESOL High School: Bao Bui “WE SHOULD HAVE A NATIONAL HOLIDAY HONORING CESAR CHAVEZ”

Posted on March 27, 2015

WE SHOULD HAVE A NATIONAL HOLIDAY HONORING CESAR CHAVEZ

By Bao Bui, Lowndes County High School, Valdosta, GA

We are fortunate to live in a modern era with enough supplies and food. The farm workers dedicate their time and lives to supply us with these basic needs. Actually, about five decades ago, they endured terrible job conditions. Thanks to Cesar Chavez, migrant farm workers’ living standards have been improved. In one of his many well-known quotes, he proclaims, “We demand to be treated like the men we are! We are not slaves and we are not animals.” His ability to give farm workers a voice to change the world, as well as improve farm laborers’ lives, makes him the perfect candidate to be honored in a national holiday of the United States.

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Georgia Power: Gomez makes Georgia history

Gomez makes Georgia history

By Jessica Pennamon-Cochran – Corporate Communications, Georgia Power (posted with permission from Georgia Power’s internal newsletter)

Monday, March 16, 2015 — Leonard Gomez, Georgia Power distribution specialist and Grantville city councilman, made Georgia history this year when he was elected to take on an additional ‘hat’ as Grantville’s mayor pro-tem.

Gomez is the first Latino to serve as mayor pro-tem in the state of Georgia.  Grantville is a small city in south Coweta County.

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Follow the Money: What Top Latino Donors Have to Say about 2016

By: Elizabeth Kennedy, GALEO Student Intern

Top Latino donors warn the Democratic Party that they will not be silent about what they want this election year. They want change in the Democrats approach to the Latino vote and a Latino vice presidential nominee. Unlike the competing nominations for the Republican Party candidate, the Democratic nominee is predicted to be Hillary Clinton. The donors are not saying they would not support Clinton. They are saying the amount of monetary support Clinton receives will depend amount of Latino involvement in the upcoming election. The Democratic Party needs to involve Latinos from the on-the-ground outreach to voters to the vice presidential selection.

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HANDS OFF Early Voting! Georgians are tired of playing games with Election laws

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 16, 2015

Contact: Elizabeth Poythress, League of Women Voters of GA, (404) 276-0454, lwvga@lwvga.org

Contact: Jerry Gonzalez, GALEO, 404.745.2580, jerry@galeo.org.

 

HANDS OFF Early Voting! Georgians are tired of playing games with Election laws

 

(Atlanta, GA)  On Wednesday, February 18th, Georgia citizens will stand strong and demand their representatives stop playing games with elections.    A coalition of the League of Women Voters of Georgia (LWVGA), the Georgia National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia (ACLU), Common Cause Georgia, Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO), Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda,  Georgia Women’s Actions for New Directions (WAND), 9to5Atlanta, Georgia Equality/Equality Foundation of Georgia, and Georgia Rural Urban Summit will hold a rally at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 18th at 2:15 PM in Liberty Plaza telling the General Assembly to keep their HANDS OFF early voting.  

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Cesar Chavez Essay Contest Deadline: February 13th

Cesar Chavez Essay Contest Deadline: February 13th

GALEO Continues to Accept Entries to the 8th Annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest: Great PRIZES have been added & ALL High School Students & Adults in Georgia are Eligible.

Deadline quickly approaching on February 13, 2015.

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

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

January 22, 2015 (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 continues to solicit entries from Georgia adults and Georgia high school students for the 2015 Cesar Chavez Essay Contest.   The deadline is quickly approaching: February 13, 2015.

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Recruiting Continues for Participants to the GALEO Institute for Leadership Class of 2015: Deadline is approaching on February 11th

Recruiting Continues for Participants to the GALEO Institute for Leadership Class of 2015
Deadline is approaching on February 11th

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:  Jerry Gonzalez, jerry@galeo.org, 404.745.2580

Program Coordinator Contact: Samuel Aguilar, samuel@galeo.org, 404.745.2546

 

January 26, 2015 (ATLANTA, GA) – GALEO & the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund continue accepting online applications for the GALEO Institute for Leadership, Class of 2015.

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NILC: Mayors’ Defense of the President’s Action on Immigration Brings Critical Voice to Legal Battle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 28, 2015

CONTACT
Adela de la Torre, delatorre@nilc.org, 213-400-7822

Mayors’ Defense of the President’s Action on Immigration Brings Critical Voice to Legal Battle

WASHINGTON — The National League of Cities, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which is made up of cities with populations of 30,000 or more, and 33 individual mayors, including those from the nation’s five largest cities — New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and Philadelphia — filed an amicus curiae (“friend-of-the-court”) brief with a Texas federal district court today supporting President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, citing the numerous benefits to the economy, public safety, and their cities’ residents. The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) lauds the court filing by the mayors, which brings a critical voice to the legal battle initiated by politicians who are challenging the president’s authority to provide administrative relief to 4-5 million immigrants.

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GALEO Congratulates Leonard Gomez, Grantville City Council, for being elected to be the 1st Latino in Georgia to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem

GALEO Congratulates Leonard Gomez, Grantville City Council, for being elected to be the 1st Latino in Georgia to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem

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

January 23, 2015 (Atlanta, GA) –  GALEO congratulates the recent election of City Council member Leonard Gomez to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem for the City of Grantville, making him the 1st Latino to serve in that capacity in the state of Georgia.

 

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