GALEO Denounces Trump Attack on Birthright Citizenship

GALEO Denounces Trump Attack on Birthright Citizenship

October 30, 2018 — Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, released this statement in response to President Trump’s announcement of attempting to end Birthright Citizenship by Executive Order:

“In the latest of what has become a long list of explicit and relentless attacks on immigrant families and communities, Trump announced in an interview with Aixos that he has plans to issue an executive order that would challenge one of our U.S. Constitution, and specifically the 14th amendment.

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GALEO Takes Steps to Ensure Hall County Elections Protect Right to Translation for Spanish-Speaking Residents

October 18, 2018 (Norcross, GA) – GALEO has once again taken steps to ensure all Spanish-speaking residents of Hall County, Georgia are given their federally-protected right to translation services when they exercise their right to vote during this year’s midterm elections.
This week, it came to the attention of GALEO staff that one Spanish-speaking Hall County voter faced discrimination and intimidation at his polling place when he sought his protected right to translation services at the poll.
On Wednesday, October 17, at approximately 4pm, a local Hall County resident, who speaks Spanish as his first language, was seeking to vote early at the Hall County Department of Drivers’ Services, the county’s only early voting location at the time.
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Georgia Groups Discover that Gwinnett County is Rejecting Absentee Ballot Request at an Alarming Rate and Its Mostly People of Color Being Impacted.

Georgia Groups Discover that Gwinnett County is Rejecting Absentee Ballot Request at an Alarming Rate and Its Mostly People of Color Being Impacted

 

October 16, 2018(Atlanta, GA) –  Civic engagement organizations ProGeorgia and the Coalition for the Peoples Agenda have evaluated data collected as of October 15th, from the Secretary of State Absentee file and have found that Gwinnett County officials are seemingly engaging in activity geared to suppress voter turnout.  Of the 1,476 rejected absentee ballot requests in the state, 51% come from Gwinnett County. Of the 1,070 ballots rejected, 36.5% come from Gwinnett County. Gwinnett County is rejecting ballot requests at a rate 4.6 times higher than the state, and ballots at a rate 4.3 times higher than the state.  Statewide and in Gwinnett County, over 2/3 of affected voters are people of color.

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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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
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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