There’s something important on the horizon and no, I’m not talking about the 2020 Presidential Election; I’m talking about the 2020 Census. But what exactly is the census and why is everyone talking about this one specifically?Read more ...
MARYLAND FEDERAL COURT BLOCKS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S ADDITION OF A CENSUS CITIZENSHIP QUESTION
Washington, D.C. – A federal court in Maryland today ruled the Trump administration cannot add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census because it violates the Enumeration Clause of the U.S. Constitution and the Administrative Procedure Act.Read more ...
GALEO and the Latino Community Fund Announce the Launch of the Georgia Latino Complete Count Committee in Preparation for the 2020 Census
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March 7, 2019
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NALEO Educational Fund Comments on U.S. Census Bureau Request for
Citizenship Data from the Department of Homeland Security
Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund today released a statement from CEO Arturo Vargas regarding reports of the U.S. Census Bureau’s request for citizenship data from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services:
“The Census Bureau’s 2020 Census operational plan envisions using administrative records from other federal agencies to obtain information about households under certain circumstances, before deploying enumerators to acquire the information. This includes situations where households return incomplete census forms, or do not respond at all. The use of administrative records to obtain information in these situations – or ‘administrative enumeration’ – is a cost-saving measure the Bureau plans to use more extensively than in previous Censuses.Read more ...
This March, all eyes will be on Gwinnett as the county prepares to vote for the MARTA referendum, but what exactly is the MARTA referendum? Well, voters will be essentially be voting on an expansion plan that would allow MARTA to expand into Gwinnett; this plan would also include “29 miles of light rail, 13 miles of bus rapid transit lines and three arterial rapid transit routes. Station improvements are included as well”.Read more ...
(Norcross, Georgia) – February 25, 2018 – GALEO encourages Gwinnett County registered voters to ‘VOTE YES’ on the upcoming MARTA referendum election scheduled for March 19th. Expanding MARTA to the county will not only afford Gwinnett hundreds of jobs, but it will also allow residents easy access to the city, as well as the airport, schools, hospitals and entertainment.Read more ...
For Immediate Release
February 5, 2019
Private Prison Risk to Public Pensions Exposed
AFT Asset Manager ‘Watch List’ Urges Divestment from Firms Profiting off the Mass Incarceration of Communities of Color
WASHINGTON—The American Federation of Teachers is urging public pension funds with more than $3 trillion of deferred wages under management to review their holdings in the wake of a new report exposing how retirement funds are at risk through investments in private prisons that profit from mass incarceration.
“Private Prisons and Investment Risks, Part Two: How Private Prison Companies Fuel Mass Incarceration—and How Public Pension Funds Are at Risk” was released Tuesday by the AFT with the support of 35 other organizations including the Journey for Justice Alliance. The report reveals the direct and indirect investments public pension funds have in CoreCivic and GEO Group, which reap billions each year by jailing minority populations and exploiting the school-to-prison pipeline. The state pension funds named in the report currently hold over $75 million in private prison stock.Read more ...