GALEO’s Nationally Recognized, Institute for Leadership Program Applications Now Open for 2019 Cohort!Read more ...
Georgia Groups Discover that Gwinnett County is Rejecting Absentee Ballot Request at an Alarming Rate and Its Mostly People of Color Being Impacted
October 16, 2018(Atlanta, GA) – Civic engagement organizations ProGeorgia and the Coalition for the Peoples Agenda have evaluated data collected as of October 15th, from the Secretary of State Absentee file and have found that Gwinnett County officials are seemingly engaging in activity geared to suppress voter turnout. Of the 1,476 rejected absentee ballot requests in the state, 51% come from Gwinnett County. Of the 1,070 ballots rejected, 36.5% come from Gwinnett County. Gwinnett County is rejecting ballot requests at a rate 4.6 times higher than the state, and ballots at a rate 4.3 times higher than the state. Statewide and in Gwinnett County, over 2/3 of affected voters are people of color.Read more ...
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October 11, 2018
Civil Rights Groups Sue Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp to Cease Discriminatory ‘No Match, No Vote’ Registration Protocol
Lawsuit filed by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and its partners on Behalf of Georgia Organizations
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and its partners filed a major lawsuit against Secretary of State Brian Kemp over the state of Georgia’s discriminatory and unlawful “exact match” voter suppression scheme. The suit alleges that Georgia’s ‘no match, no vote’ voter registration scheme violates the Voting Rights Act, the National Voter Registration Act, and the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.Read more ...
For Release: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
New York—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, along with many community-based organizations—including the ACLU, the Hispanic Federation, Kids in Need of Defense, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, LULAC and more than 70 others—today announced the launch of an initiative designed to help classroom teachers protect immigrant students and their families from racism, discrimination, bullying and threats of deportation at public schools.Read more ...
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September 18, 2018
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**WEEK 3 2018 NATIONAL LATINO TRACKING POLL RESULTS RELEASED**
Three in Four Latino Voters Believe President Trump Should Step Down if Evidence Finds His Campaign Interfered in Election 2016
Results show Latino voters split on Robert Mueller, with less than half reporting that they think he is conducting a fair investigation into a possible connection to the Russian government
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Less than two months before Latino voters head to the polls for the 2018 midterm elections, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund and Latino Decisions released the results of the third wave of its ten-week national tracking poll of Latino registered voters.
Atlanta, GA – September 14, 2018 – The Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce just recently announced this year’s pick for the Top 50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia! We are delighted to see so many members of our GALEO Familia being celebrated for their groundbreaking work in our communities!
This nomination of our GALEO Familia comes at a perfect moment as we reflect on 15 years of work in the community. It is humbling to see that many of our GALEO Institute for Leadership (GIL) Alumni, GALEO Leadership Council (GLC) Alumni, former and current board members, and active GALEO members are being recognized for extending their leadership beyond GALEO and throughout our state.Read more ...
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Releases Report: An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States
September 12, 2018
Washington, DC – – Today, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released its report, An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States. Based on extensive research and expert and public testimony, the report assesses minority voter access around the country, and evaluates the Department of Justice’s enforcement of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) since 2006, in particular after the Supreme Court’s Shelby County v. Holder decision. In Shelby County, the Supreme Court held that preclearance provisions of the VRA unconstitutionally determined which jurisdictions needed federal government pre-approval to change voting procedures.Read more ...
GALEO Announces the 2018 GOTV Video Contest
Atlanta, Georgia – September 7, 2018 – The Latino vote has become more impactful than ever when it comes to deciding elections. In Georgia alone, there are now over 240,000 Latinx voters, and those voters are shown to be far more civically engaged when compared to the national average. In fact, Latinas in GA led the way in November 2016 with a 73% voter participation rate!Read more ...