Organizations Applaud U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Naturalization Case

For Immediate Release
June 22, 2017

Contact:
Michelle Boykins
202-296-2300, ext. 0144

Amanda Bosquez
abosquez@naleo.org

Organizations Applaud U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Naturalization Case
Broad Coalition of Over 70 Groups Supported Protection of 28.5 Million Individuals

WASHINGTON, DC – Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC (Advancing Justice | AAJC) and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund applaud the unanimous decision of the U.S. Supreme Court today in Maslenjak v. United States. The Court acted to protect the rights of naturalized U.S. citizens and those who are pursuing citizenship status, ruling that a non-material misstatement in an applicant’s naturalization process cannot be the basis for denaturalization.

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GALEO, New American Pathways & the New Americans Campaign-Atlanta Chapter host a FREE Citizenship Workshop on June 17th Press Release

GALEO, New American Pathways & the New Americans Campaign-Atlanta Chapter host a FREE Citizenship Workshop on June 17th

Press Release

Citizenship Workshop:  FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP

For Immediate Release
(ATLANTA, GEORGIA) June 2, 2017 – On Saturday, June 17th, 2017, GALEO, New American Pathways, and the New Americans Campaign – Atlanta partners will sponsor the “June 17th Citizenship Workshop,” a single-day workshop providing FREE legal assistance to Legal Permanent Residents (green card holders) who are eligible to apply to become United States citizens.

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169 National, State, and Local Groups Call for a Highly Qualified and Established Leader as Census Bureau Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2017
Karely Hernández, 202.869.0390, Hernandez@civilrights.org

169 National, State, and Local Groups Call for a Highly Qualified and Established Leader as Census Bureau Director

WASHINGTON— The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 168 national, state, and local organizations are urging President Trump to promptly nominate a highly qualified and widely respected professional to serve as the next Director of the U.S. Census Bureau. The Census Bureau is in dire need of a strong leader with the clout to advocate for the resources the Bureau needs to ensure a successful 2020 census.  The next director needs to provide stability through the final years of this decade, explain the importance of its mission compellingly, address Congress’s fiscal concerns, and be ready for full immersion in the important tasks at hand.

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U.S. District Court Rejects Gwinnett County Officials’ Efforts To Block Major Federal Voting Rights Lawsuit

U.S. District Court Rejects Gwinnett County Officials’ Efforts To Block Major Federal Voting Rights Lawsuit

For Immediate Release May 15, 2017

Court Recognizes Claim Brought by African-American, Latino, and Asian-American Voters in Georgia’s Most Diverse County

Washington, D.C., May 15, 2017 – A federal district court judge in Georgia agreed that a coalition of plaintiffs representing minority communities has the right to claim the method of electing local officials in Gwinnett County, Georgia denies them from participating equally in electing local officials.

In her opinion in Georgia State Conference of the NAACP v. Gwinnett County Board of Registrations and Elections, Judge Amy Totenberg rejected the County’s argument that claims under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act are limited to members of a single minority group.  Judge Totenberg noted that the Eleventh Circuit and other courts have held that coalition claims are permissible so long as the racial groups are politically cohesive.  The decision was issued on Friday.

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Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Secures Victory Extending Voter Registration Deadline for Georgia Runoff Election

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May 4, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Secures Victory Extending Voter Registration Deadline for Georgia Runoff Election

Court’s Decision Extends Deadline for Georgia’s Upcoming Sixth Congressional District Contest and all Future Federal Runoff Elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, a federal court in Georgia issued an injunction requiring Georgia election officials to allow voters to cast a ballot in an important congressional runoff election if they register up to 30 days beforehand.  The order, issued from the bench, stops implementation of a Georgia law that allowed voters to participate in the runoff election only if they had registered 30 days before the initial election, roughly 90 days before the scheduled runoff.  The decision was issued by the Honorable Timothy Batten, Sr., United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Georgia.  Judge Batten concluded that the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 takes precedence over conflicting state laws when conducting federal elections. Per the order of the court, eligible individuals will have through May 21st to register and vote in the upcoming special election in the state.

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May 6: FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP

May 6th!  FREE LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:

Jerry Gonzalez
Executive Director, GALEO
For Immediate Release

ATLANTA, GEORGIA (April 25, 2017) – On Saturday, May 6th, 2017, the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO), Catholic Charities of Atlanta, and the New Americans Campaign – Atlanta partners will host the “May 6th Citizenship Workshop,” a single-day workshop providing FREE legal assistance to Legal Permanent Residents (green card holders) who are eligible to apply to become United States citizens.

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Georgia immigrant Groups to Hold News Conference With Civil Rights and Refugee Groups Asking Governor Nathan Deal to Veto Anti-Immigrant Legislation

Georgia immigrant Groups to Hold News Conference With Civil Rights and Refugee Groups Asking Governor Nathan Deal to Veto Anti-Immigrant Legislation

 
For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 26, 2017
Contact:  James Woo, Communications and Outreach Associate
jwoo@advancingjustice-atlanta.org
Atlanta, GA – On Thursday, April 27, a diverse coalition of Georgia’s civil rights, immigration and refugee organizations will hold a news conference urging Governor Nathan Deal to veto anti-immigrant bills: HB 37 & HB 452. Members of the media are invited and encouraged to attend.

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GALEO Institute for Leadership Graduated 23 New Leaders from Georgia State University

GALEO Institute for Leadership Graduated 23 New Leaders from Georgia State University

(Atlanta, GA): April 21st, 2017 –  GALEO graduated 23 new leaders from the GALEO Institute for Leadership at Georgia State University (GSU), in partnership with their Goizueta Scholarship program managed under GSU’s Latino Student Services & Outreach, which held a graduation reception on Friday, April 21 at the university campus.

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GALEO Applauds Hall County Board of Elections for Moving forward with Bilingual Voting Access & Materials for Elections

GALEO Applauds Hall County Board of Elections for Moving forward with Bilingual Voting Access & Materials for Elections
Press Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4, 2017

Media Contact:

Jerry Gonzalez
Executive Director, GALEO
Email:  jerry@galeo.org

(Atlanta, GA) At a regularly scheduled meeting in Gainesville today, the Hall County Board of Elections and Voter Registration moved towards greater access for voting by voluntarily approving bilingual (English/Spanish) information and materials for elections.

The motion was made by Gala Sheats (D),  supported by Kim Copeland (D) and passed 2-1.  Ken Cochran (R) was the dissenting vote.

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