National Immigration Forum: Supreme Court Rules Leaves Expanded Deferred Action in Limbo

For Immediate Release                    Contact: Cathleen Farrell, 202-403-4190
June 23, 2016

Supreme Court Rules Leaves Expanded Deferred Action in Limbo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced a 4-4 tie in U.S. v. Texas, the case challenging Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

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GALEO, Atlanta LGBT and Allied Organizations Joint Community Response to Shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando

GALEO, Atlanta LGBT and Allied Organizations Joint Community Response to Shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Atlanta LGBT and Allied Organizations Joint Community Response to Shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando

June 13, 2016- Atlanta, GA – We are devastated to learn of the terrorist attack at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. As organizations and leaders in Atlanta, we keep the victims of this tragedy along with their loved ones and their community in our hearts and in our prayers.  This tragedy marks the largest mass shooting to date in US history.  Pulse, a gay dance club, was hosting ‘Latin Night’, which means that the overwhelming number of victims were people of color and members of the LGBT community.  This tragedy is a sobering reminder that although large legal advancements have been made for people in the LGBT community, the hatred and desire to cause harm to our community is alive, well and empowered.  There is much work ahead to wage peace through relationship building, dialogue and acts of solidarity in order to prevent this terrible harm from happening again.  This attack is part of a much larger pattern of violence in our country towards people who are perceived as ‘different.’   The ability of citizens to procure high-powered assault rifles, like the AR 15, increases the magnitude of violence that can be perpetrated by a single person. It is also fueled, in part, by the heated and hateful political rhetoric we continue to hear in public discourse.  We condemn this rhetoric and the violence that follows it and call for a new respectful dialogue in our country that honors the diversity among us and fosters peaceful interactions.   

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NATIONAL LATINO LEADERS DENOUNCE DONALD TRUMP’S ATTACKS ON JUDGE CURIEL

NATIONAL LATINO LEADERS DENOUNCE DONALD TRUMP’S ATTACKS ON JUDGE CURIEL

Groups Demand Apology for Curiel and Latino Community

 

June 8, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, leading national Latino organizations came together in a telephonic press briefing to denounce the racist rhetoric aimed at U.S. District Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel by Donald Trump. On the call were NCLR (National Council of La Raza) President and CEO, Janet Murguía; Hispanic National Bar Association National President Robert T. Maldonado; Voto Latino President and CEO María Teresa Kumar; Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) President and General Counsel Thomas Saenz; National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) Chair Hector Sanchez; and Latino Victory Project Interim Director César Blanco.

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Asking for the labor of immigrants but BLOCKED immigration reform?

Asking for the labor of immigrants but U.S. Senator Isakson & Congressional delegation BLOCKED immigration reform?

Statement by Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO on May 9, 2016:

“This letter was sent to U.S. Dept. of Labor to expedite the processing of visas for immigrants to come and help Georgia’s farmers during this season.  However, U.S. Senator Isakson voted to BLOCK immigration reform when he had an opportunity to prevent this crisis. 

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Letter to Georgia Trend Magazine: Latinos won’t forget U.S. Sen. Perdue’s blocking of Judge Lopez

May 2016

In his recent interview with Georgia Trend, Senator Perdue discussed his rejection of Judge Dax Lopez’ nomination for a federal judgeship citing his appointment was “not the right thing to do.”  Although he didn’t provide further details, we are left to wonder whether it wasn’t the right thing to do for the people of our great country or for the Senator’s personal and political ambitions.  In our opinion, Judge Lopez was not given a fair chance to have a hearing with the U.S. Senate.

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Jerry Gonzalez: Register to Vote Today for the May 24th Elections

By:  Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO

Monday, April 25, 2016

This election cycle, Latinos and millennials in Georgia have the opportunity to be the change that they would like to see in their communities. These two voting blocks historically vote at rates much lower than the average population and some officials in Georgia are counting on that to remain true. The political power that rests within these groups has the potential to make races competitive in certain areas of the state where an incumbent usually runs unopposed.

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GALEO Institute for Leadership (GIL) Graduated Another Class of Latino Leaders at Georgia State University’s Goizueta Scholars Program

GALEO Institute for Leadership (GIL) Graduated Another Class of Latino Leaders at Georgia State University’s Goizueta Scholars Program

Milestone Surpassed with over 500 GIL Alumni Achieved
Press Release

 

(Atlanta, GA): April 22, 2016 –  GALEO graduated 25 new leaders from the GALEO Institute for Leadership and the partnership with Georgia State University’s Goizueta Scholars program.  This is the third cohort of Goizueta Scholars which have graduated from the GALEO Institute for Leadership, which had 16 young women and 9 young men.  Goizueta scholars are required to participate in leadership development training during their sophomore year at Georgia State University.  The graduation luncheon was held today, April 22, 2016, at Georgia State University.

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Intern Perspective on GA’s Legislative Session

By GALEO Student Intern, Brenda Lopez

To be honest, coming into this internship I was under the impression that lawmaking in Georgia went on year round. I was not aware that there is a forty-day session for bill introductions and lawmaking, but it seems that I chose the right time to apply for the internship since it was during this year’s legislative session. This gave me an opportunity to learn more about Georgia: the way things function within the capitol, the amount of people it takes to intimidate a senator from coming to a committee hearing, and the importance of lobbyist and non-profit organizations like GALEO.

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Press Release: GALEO 9th Annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest Winners Announced: Celebration Marking Cesar Chavez Birthday at the State Capitol on March 31st

Press Release:  GALEO 9th Annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest Winners Announced:  Celebration Marking Cesar Chavez Birthday at the State Capitol on March 31st

For Immediate Release

March 28, 2016

Media Contact:  Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, jerry@galeo.org, 404.745.2580.

(Atlanta, GA) GALEO is proud to announce details for the 9th Annual Cesar Chavez Ceremony. The nationally known nonprofit is hosting the event at the Georgia State Capitol, located at 206 Washington Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30334. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, March 31st, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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