NALEO Educational Fund Strongly Opposes Department of Justice Request to Add Citizenship Question to Census 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2018

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

Daniel Ramirez, dramirez@naleo.org
(213) 765-9422, (805) 223-0225 (cell)

NALEO Educational Fund Strongly Opposes Department of Justice Request to Add Citizenship Question to Census 2020

Adding untested question on citizenship to census questionnaire would result in millions of wasted taxpayer dollars and depressed participation nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund today released a statement from its executive director Arturo Vargas in response to the December 12, 2017, letter from the Department of Justice to Acting Census Director Ron Jarmin, requesting a new citizenship question on the 2020 Census:

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ADL LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO PASS HATE CRIME LEGISLATION IN GEORGIA

Contact:
Shelley Ross (678) 938-1399

Srose@adl.org

Jessica Stallone (646) 799-6830

jstallone@adl.org

January 3, 2018

ADL LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO PASS HATE CRIME LEGISLATION IN GEORGIA

 

 

On Wednesday January 3, at 10 a.m. EST, Anti-Defamation Southeast Regional Director Allison Padilla-Goodman and Georgia State Representative Meagan Hanson (R-Brookhaven) launched a campaign to pass hate crime legislation in Georgia.  The bill will be pre-filed during the first week of January 2018 and will be formally introduced during the 2018 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly. 

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2017 GALEO Year In Review

2017 GALEO Year In Review

Published:  12/19/17

January 4:

January 5:

  • GALEO Staff and Intern attended the Georgia Rural Urban Summit to plan with coalition partners on legislative initiatives.
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Southern Hospitality: Welcoming the American DREAM

Southern Hospitality: Welcoming the American DREAM

Written by Javier Velazquez and Jaime Rangel

Text the word IMMIGRATION to 864-237 and join GALEO’s efforts to pass the #DREAMAct!

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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