GALEO 2016 Year In Review

GALEO has accomplished a lot in 2016!  Take a peek at all that has happened.  Join us and make more happen in 2017!

#GALatinoVote progress made in 2016

  • Total Latino electorate in 2016: 244,190, 25% increase from 2012 (2012: 183,966)
  • Voter Participation in 2016: 53.3% (2012: 47%)
  • 4.5% of total electorate (2012: approx. 3%)
    • Registered to vote 1,800 new voters (342 were registered online through our website).
    • Over 4,000 voter registrations at naturalization ceremonies.
    • 9,742 homes contacted and we had 2,776 door conversations.
    • 22,457 phone dial attempts and we had 4,595 phone conversations.
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Happy Holidays from GALEO! Join our work in 2017!

Happy Holidays from GALEO!  Join our work in 2017!

On behalf of GALEO, we wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and wish for a prosperous new year for 2017!

Thank you for being a great part of our work at GALEO.

Here are some ways to get more involved as we wind down 2016 and prepare for 2017.

How to Become Involved with GALEO  

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J. Gonzalez: Remarks at GSU AYSPS Commencement Address

Georgia World Congress Center

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO

Remarks at Georgia State University Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Commencement Address

10:00 A.M.

 

Jerry Gonzalez:   Good morning.  Let me just begin by saying it is truly an honor and a pleasure to be with you today.

 

I want to thank Dean Mary Beth Walker, for her kind introduction, as well as all of the faculty and staff at Georgia State University Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. I am extremely proud to be able to be a part of this institution’s commitment to education.

 

Before I do begin with my remarks, I would like to congratulate all of the graduates! Let’s hear it for the graduating Class of 2016! All of your hard work, dedication and perseverance have culminated with the celebrations of today. Once again, congratulations graduates!

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Gwinnett County: Civil Rights Organizations Applaud Timely Release by Census Director Identifying Jurisdictions that Must Provide Language Assistance under Section 203 of Voting Rights Act

Civil Rights Organizations Applaud Timely Release by Census Director Identifying Jurisdictions that Must Provide Language Assistance under Section 203 of Voting Rights Act

Media contacts:

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC: Michelle Boykins, 202-296-2300, ext. 144
NALEO Educational Fund: Paula Valle, 213-765-9414; Amanda Bosquez, 202-546-2536
Native American Rights Fund: Natalie Landreth, 907-276-0680; James Tucker, Pro Bono Counsel, 703-297-0485

Washington, DC – December 6, 2016

On December 5, 2016, the Director of the U.S. Census Bureau issued a notice of determination identifying the jurisdictions subject to the language assistance provisions of Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act, which are available at 81 Federal Register 87532. The new Section 203 determinations, which are described in detail in the Voting Rights Act Coverage Update, replace the previous Section 203 determinations made in October 2011.

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Press Statement: Gwinnett County Designated by Census Bureau under VRA Sect 203 to Provide Voting Info in Spanish

Press Statement:  Gwinnett County Designated by Census Bureau under VRA Sect 203 to Provide Voting Info in Spanish

Gwinnett County Must Provide Spanish Language Information for all Election Information

GALEO will work to ensure quick compliance by the County & encourages other counties to start doing the same

Press Statement

For Immediate Release
Media Contact:  Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, jerry@galeo.org

(Atlanta, Georgia) – December 5, 2016 – Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, released this statement after the announcement of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Federal Register designation (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-12-05/pdf/2016-28969.pdf) of Gwinnett County as one the Voting Rights Act Section 203 covered jurisdictions to be required to provide all voting materials, information and assistance in Spanish:

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NALEO: Historic Number of Latinos to Serve in State Legislatures Following Election 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2016

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

Paula Valle Castanon, pvalle@naleo.org
(213) 747-7606 ext. 4414, (323) 253-6431 (cell)

Historic Number of Latinos to Serve in State Legislatures Following Election 2016

Latinos make gains in state senates nationwide, increasing from 73 to 77 post-election 2016

In state lower houses, Latinos also see notable increases, growing from 234 to 244

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GALEO Announces the 10th Annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest

Press Release:   GALEO Announces the 10th Annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest

For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Jerry Gonzalez
Executive Director of GALEO
jerry@galeo.org

(Atlanta, Georgia) – November 15, 2016 – The GALEO Leadership Council has announced details for the 10th 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 our state of Georgia while also honoring civil rights legend, Cesar Chavez.

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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

 

For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Jerry Gonzalez
Executive Director of GALEO
jerry@galeo.org

(Atlanta, Georgia) – November 14, 2016 -GALEO graduated 26 new leaders from the GALEO Institute for Leadership, which held a graduation reception on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the Kilpatrick Townsend in midtown Atlanta.

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115th Congress to Feature 38 Latino Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2016

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

Paula Valle Castanon, pvalle@naleo.org
(213) 747-7606 ext. 4414, (323) 253-6431 (cell)

115th Congress to Feature 38 Latino Members

Latinos serving in the U.S. Senate will increase to four, with the election of
Catherine Cortez Masto as nation’s first Latina U.S. Senator

Gains were also made in the U.S. House of Representatives, with Latino
members increasing from 29 to 34 following Election 2016

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The Rundown on Latino Voter Election Eve Polling and Latino Exit Polls

For Immediate Release:  November 9, 2016
Contact: Nicky Vogt at 202-331-2389 or vogt@newpartners.com

The Rundown on Latino Voter Election Eve Polling and Latino Exit Polls

Washington, DC – On a press call and webinar held today, Matt Barreto, UCLA Professor of Political Science and Chicano Studies, and Co-Founder of Latino Decisions, presented the results of the Latino Decisions Election Eve poll. The key finding: Latinos backed Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by a 78-19% margin.

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