National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (September 16, 2014)
For a copy of the Scorecard (PDF), click here
Washington, D.C. – The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of 39 of the nation’s premier Latino advocacy organizations, released its Congressional Scorecard for the 113th Congress, covering how Congress performed on issues that impact the Latino community. The scorecard considers 15 votes in the House and Senate on immigration and economic issues as well as five additional Senate votes on confirmation of Latino presidential appointees. The document also includes an addendum assessing votes in the House and Senate Judiciary Committees on immigration reform.Read more ...
CONGRESSMAN LEWIS, GA LEADERS STRESS IMPORTANCE OF VOTING, PROTECTING CIVIL RIGHTS
Georgia leaders gather with the New Georgia Project urging Secretary of State to ensure applicants make it on the voter rolls.
For Immediate Release
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October 8, 2014
Jerry Gonzalez, GALEO, email@example.com, 404-745-2580
Elizabeth Poythress, League of Women Voters of Georgia, firstname.lastname@example.org, 404-816-4942
Jessica A. Corbitt-Dominguez, Jessica.email@example.com, 404-713-5990 (Cell)
Georgia Voters Challenged to Vote Early and #PostThePeach
Coalition of Counties & Civic Engagement Organizations Kick Off Campaign October 10 Urging Georgians to Vote EarlyRead more ...
GALEO joins Non-Profit Civic Engagement Organizations To Conduct Weekend of Action in Last Push for Voter Registration
Civic engagement groups to register voters in final push before October 6 registration deadline.
For Immediate Release
October 3, 2014
Various media sources provided coverage of GALEO’s 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month BreakfastRead more ...
Crystal Muñoz, GALEO Student Intern
Walking up to the building one can already feel the nervousness and excitement in the air. Some people came with families, others alone, all waking up early to experience a once in a lifetime moment. They worked hard, studied all the questions, forward and back, and now all that time and dedication will pay off in huge ways. Becoming a United States citizen comes with great benefits, but it also comes with unforeseen responsibilities, such as civic engagement. One of the biggest responsibilities as a citizen is that of voting. As a citizen of the United States your opinions and ideas matter and it is your right as a citizen to go out on Election Day and make your voice heard.Read more ...
Groups Push To Register Immigrant Voters in Georgia As Deadline Nears
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 – 11:44am
By: Elly Yu
With the deadline to register less than two weeks away, Georgia voter registration groups are holding drives all across the state. Some groups are focusing on immigrant voters as the state’s demographics continue to shift.Read more ...
GALEO Joins Other Civic Engagement Groups promoting “National Voter Registration Day”
Your Right to Vote is Precious. We Can Build a Stronger Georgia, One Vote at a Time
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By John Newton, La Voz Latina, Savannah, Ga.
President Obama’s deferred action (DACA) program for undocumented students celebrated its two-year anniversary last month and, owing to its controversial nature, still makes headlines on a regular basis. Republicans in the US Congress have vowed to end the program if they succeed in regaining control of the US Senate in November.
Under DACA guidelines, many young immigrants who were raised in the US and educated in public schools can qualify for a temporary but renewable two-year adjustment to their legal status, obtain a valid work permit, a social security number, and a drivers license (in most states).Read more ...