Southern Hospitality: Welcoming the American DREAM

Southern Hospitality: Welcoming the American DREAM

Written by Javier Velazquez and Jaime Rangel

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December 12, 2017

Growing up in Georgia, we were raised with strong conservative values, a love of God and neighbor, and always acting on our southern hospitality.  We are proud of our cities, our state, and want to welcome others and help them become the best versions of themselves through hard work.  Psalm 116:5 tell us, “The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.”  It is through our southern hospitality, our compassion and our consideration that we must address a key issue facing our nation and state: the fate of our Dreamers.

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GALEO Institute for Leadership, Nationally Recognized, Recruiting Participants for 2018: Apply Today!

Press Release: GALEO Institute for Leadership, Nationally Recognized, Recruiting Participants for 2018: Apply Today!

For Immediate Release

December 8th, 2017

Contact: Maria del Rosario Palacios, Maria@galeo.org, 678.897.3153
December 8th, 2018 (ATLANTA, GA) – The GALEO Institute for Leadership has been recognized “as one of the best Latino leadership programs in the nation.” The National Alliance of Latino Leadership Programs has recognized GALEO for helping grow a nation of Latino Leaders in addition to listing the program on their national directory. Join our program today! GALEO & the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund are accepting online applications for the GALEO Institute for Leadership, Class of 2018.

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GALEO Institute for Leadership Graduated the LARGEST Class in the Program’s History

GALEO Institute for Leadership Graduated the LARGEST Class in the Program’s History
Graduates join 604 alumni of the GALEO Institute for Leadership
Press Release

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:  Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, jerry@galeo.org
(Atlanta, Georgia) – November 20, 2017 –  GALEO graduated 44 new leaders from the GALEO Institute for Leadership (GIL), which held a graduation reception on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Kilpatrick Townsend in midtown Atlanta.

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Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, selected to be part of the Rockwood Leadership Institute 2017-2018 National Leading from the Inside Out (LIO) Yearlong Fellows

Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO,  selected to be part of the Rockwood Leadership Institute 2017-2018 National Leading from the Inside Out (LIO) Yearlong Fellows

For Immediate Release
(ATLANTA, GEORGIA) November 10, 2017 -Rockwood is proud to announce our 2017-2018 National Leading from the Inside Out (LIO) Yearlong Fellows.
Each year, Rockwood selects a cohort of nationally-recognized leaders to participate in our transformative LIO Yearlong fellowship. Since 2003, this executive leadership program has emerged as one of the nation’s leading learning laboratories for experienced social change leaders.
National LIO Yearlong fellows must be nominated in order to apply for the fellowship, and the extensive selection process takes into account a great number of factors, including Rockwood’s commitment to building connections between leaders who are diverse in methodology, issue focus, geography, and personal experience and identity.
“The GALEO Board of Directors is proud of Jerry Gonzalez for being selected as one of the 2017-2018 ‘National Leading From the Inside Out Yearlong Fellows’.  Jerry’s selection into this prestigious program is a reflection of Jerry’s talents and dedication to his work and community.  We enthusiastically support Jerry in his continued growth as a national leader,” said Laura Murvartian, Chair of GALEO & the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund.
Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, joins two other Georgia non-profit leaders in this fellowship.  Stephanie Cho, Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta and Becky Rafter, Executive Director, Georgia Women’s Action for New Directions are also part of the fellowship cohort. 
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Press Release: New Americans Campaign-Atlanta host TWO FREE Citizenship Workshops in November

Press Release: New Americans Campaign-Atlanta host TWO FREE Citizenship Workshops in November

Citizenship Workshop:  FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP

For Immediate Release

 

(ATLANTA, GEORGIA) November 8, 2017 –

On Saturday, November 11th & November 18th,  several New Americans Campaign – Atlanta partners will sponsor the Citizenship Workshops in November toprovide FREE legal assistance to Legal Permanent Residents (green card holders) who are eligible to apply to become United States citizens.

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GALEO Announces the 11th Annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

GALEO Announces the 11th Annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest

 

Atlanta, Georgia – November 3, 2017 – The GALEO Leadership Council has announced details for the 11th Annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest. The intention of the contest is to increase awareness of the continual plight of farm workers and their contributions to America while honoring civil rights legend Cesar Chavez.

Chavez’s leadership was critical to organizing farm workers and founding what is today known as the United Farm Workers union. Chavez remains one of the foremost Latino leaders in American history. His birthday is recognized as a state holiday in California, Colorado and Texas, and GALEO supports the movement to create a national holiday in honor of Chavez.

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National Immigration Forum: Roadblocks to Immigrant Enlistment Break Promises, Disregard History

For Immediate Release           Contact: Cathleen Farrell, 202-403-4190
Oct. 19, 2017

National Immigration Forum:  Roadblocks to Immigrant Enlistment Break Promises, Disregard History

WASHINGTON, D.C. — New policies from the Department of Defense introduce hurdles to lawful permanent residents (LPRs) who want to serve in the U.S. military — an opportunity guaranteed under U.S. law.

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NALEO Calls for Immediate Action to Address Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 17, 2017
CONTACT:
Amanda Bosquez, abosquez@naleo.org
(202) 546-2536, (361) 548-6989 (cell)

Paula Valle Castañon, pvalle@naleo.org
(213) 747-7606 ext. 4414, (323) 253-6431 (cell)
NALEO Calls for Immediate Action to Address Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

More than half of Puerto Rico and some of the U.S. Virgin Islands remains without electricity,
with many still unable to communicate with loved ones and access clean water, fuel and food

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LatinoJustice PRLDEF and GALEO Send Follow up Letter and Request to Meet with Gwinnett County Officials Seeking Compliance with Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act

LatinoJustice PRLDEF and GALEO Send Follow up Letter and Request to Meet with Gwinnett County Officials Seeking Compliance with Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 4, 2017

 

Contact: John Garcia, Director of Communications, 212-739-7513, 917-673-9095 or jgarcia@latinojustice.org; Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director, GALEO, 678-691-1086, jerry@galeo.org

 

October 4, 2017 (Atlanta, GA)– LatinoJustice PRLDEF and the Georgia Association a Latino Elected Officials (GALEO), sent follow up joint Recommendation Letters and a formal Request to Meet as a follow up to their joint Notice Letters and Georgia Open Records Act Requests sent on July 18, 2017 to the Gwinnett County Board of Elections and all municipalities within Gwinnett County, to remind all municipalities within Gwinnett County to adhere to the mandates required under Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), which require the County and every municipality within the County to provide Spanish language election information, materials and assistance. 

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