What November Means for the GOP, Democrats and Hispanic Communities?

What November Means for the GOP, Democrats and Hispanic Communities?

By: S. Pittman

June 18th, 2018

With upcoming district runoffs taking place all around the state of Georgia in July and the General Elections taking place around the country in November, voting has never seemed more vital. Many would argue that we are living in a time of division. From partisan Washington, to back at home, where debates surrounding immigration, DACA, and refugee settlement policy only reaffirm that we are living in a time where the middle ground isn’t necessarily illustrated through our bodies of government.

However, with many issues at stake, it begs the question-what do the numbers say about who is going to turn out in November to vote?

According to the Pew Research’s Gustavo Lopez and Renee Stepler, the number of eligible Latino voters in the state of Georgia has only increased over the years. Pew Research found that “the number of Latinos registered to vote has nearly tripled since 2004: It rose from 34,000 during the 2004 presidential election to 111,000 during the 2012 presidential election and now stands at 127,000.” While Hispanics only make up a little more than 3% of the Georgia voter population, we have reason to be hopeful for the civic engagement the Hispanic population in Georgia will bring in the future. Pew Research found that “there are 291,000 Hispanic eligible voters in Georgia—the 14th largest Hispanic statewide eligible voter population nationally.”

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A. Chermanz Monroy: Fifteen Power Breakfasts

Fifteen Power Breakfasts

By: Angie Chermanz Monroy, GALEO Intern

June 12th, 2018

In Galeo, we have celebrated for fifteen years our Power Breakfast. This event happens every year where there are politicians, businessmen, entertainment people and interns like me who are interested in advocating for the rights of Latinos and attracting them to vote in the next elections. This event was the fifteenth breakfast where we collected funds for GALEO and the GALEO Community Development Fund for the Latino leadership community. The orators that were present this year in the powerful breakfast were: Cristobal Alex, Luis. A Miranda, Jennifer Zenteno Pearce and Jerry Gonzalez.

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NALEO: U.S. Department of Justice Documents Show Commerce Secretary Ignored Concerns From Scientific Community Over Addition of Citizenship Question to Census 2020

U.S. Department of Justice Documents Show Commerce Secretary Ignored Concerns From Scientific Community Over Addition of Citizenship Question to Census 2020

U.S. Census Bureau Chief Scientist raised alarm over the decision, stating citizenship question addition would be “very costly” and “harm the quality of the census count”

June 11, 2018

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L. Vargas: A Look Back at the GA Primary Elections

A Look Back at the Primary Elections

 

By:  Leopoldo Vargas, GALEO Intern

 

June 4th, 2018

 

The state of Georgia held its statewide primary elections on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018. All eyes were on both the Democratic and Republican gubernatorial primary races as two Democrats and five Republicans faced-off to represent their respective positions in this November’s general election. The race for the Democratic candidacy was coined “the Battle of the Staceys” as both candidates are named “Stacey”: Stacey Abrams and Stacey Evans. The Republican candidate list was slightly more extensive. The candidates vying for the GOP nomination were the following: Casey Cagle, Brian Kemp, Hunter Hill, Clay Tippins, and Michael Williams.
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MALDEF & Advancing Justice Sue Trump Administration, Challenging Addition of Citizenship Question to 2020 Census: GALEO is one of the plaintiffs

MALDEF and Advancing Justice | AAJC Sue Trump Administration, Challenging Addition of Citizenship Question to 2020 Census:  GALEO is one of the plaintiffs

May 31, 2018

(LOS ANGELES) – The Trump administration’s eleventh-hour decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census violates the U.S. Constitution because it is racially discriminatory and could result in a severe undercount of minorities, according to a federal lawsuit filed today by nearly two dozen groups and individuals.

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Press Statement: GALEO Condemns the Trump Administration’s 2020 Census Citizenship Question

Press Statement: GALEO Condemns the Trump Administration’s 2020 Census Citizenship Question

March 27, 2018

NEWS RELEASE

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

GALEO Condemns the Trump Administration’s 2020 Census Citizenship Question
Atlanta, GA –  Following the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, Jerry Gonzalez, GALEO Executive Director, released a statement today:

“Today the U.S Department of Commerce and the Trump administration made the decision to jeopardize the integrity of an accurate of count of the decennial census and of the immigrant community. Despite the input of many expert organizations and many leaders in the community, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross decided to include the citizenship question.

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