J. Gonzalez, GALEO, Responds to the State of The Union Speech

February, 6, 2019

(Norcross, GA)  Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director, GALEO, released the following statement as reaction to the State of the Union Address by President Trump:

“President Trump once again used fear and lies about immigrants to create the illusion of an imaginary crisis at the southern border.  The fact is that the southern border has never been more secure, and the overwhelming majority of drugs smuggled across our border come in through ports of entry — a border wall would neither make us safer nor stop drug smugglers. 

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Cesar Chavez Essay Contest Deadline Approaching!

(Norcross, Georgia) – January 29, 2018 – GALEO Leadership Council has announced details for the 12th Annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest. The intention of the contest is to increase awareness of the continual plight of farm workers and their contributions to America while honoring civil rights legend Cesar Chavez.

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Voting Rights Advocates Conclude Gwinnett County Lawsuit after Minority Candidates Win Elections

Voting Rights Advocates Conclude Gwinnett County Lawsuit after Minority Candidates Win Elections

Board of Commissioners and School Board Elect Minority Candidates for the First Time in the County’s History

 

January 25, 2019 (GWINNETT COUNTY, GA) – A federal lawsuit seeking changes to the voting district boundaries for the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners and the School Board has been concluded after significant demographic changes helped fuel the success of minority candidates in the 2018 November general election.

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MALDEF Statement on Trump’s Nativist Speech Falsely Claiming ‘Crisis’ at Southern Border

PRESS STATEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION

Jan. 8, 2019 CONTACT:
Sandra Hernandez: (213) 629-2512 x. 129
shernandez@maldef.org

Tony Marcano: (213) 629-2512 x.128
amarcano@maldef.org

MALDEF Statement on Trump’s Nativist Speech Falsely Claiming ‘Crisis’ at Southern Border

(LOS ANGELES) – Please attribute the following statement on Donald Trump’s fear-mongering speech in response to an imaginary “crisis” at the southern border to Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel of MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund):

“As expected, tonight Donald Trump delivered a short televised message packed with obfuscation, deception, and dog whistles, all in service of a profligate agenda to force U.S. taxpayers to construct an unneeded and expensive monument to racism and xenophobia. From the 2015 commencement of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has lied consistently about our southern border and those who cross it. The truth is that Donald Trump has no interest in facts or wise policy when it comes to immigration. His only interest is to dehumanize people who seek a better life for themselves and their children, all in search of a solution to his dwindling popularity and his increasing inability to find anyone who will work in his administration, even at the highest levels.

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Jerry Gonzalez, GALEO’s Executive Director, named as one of the “100 Most Influential Georgians”

 

Jerry Gonzalez, GALEO’s Executive Director, named as one of the “100 Most Influential Georgians”

For the 7th time, Georgia Trend Magazine named Jerry Gonzalez for his work with GALEO

Press Statement

For Immediate Release

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

(Norcross, Georgia) – January 2, 2019  – For a seventh time, Georgia Trend Magazine has named Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, as one of the “100 Most Influential Georgians” for 2019.

“As the Latino community continues to significantly grow in Georgia, the effort to activate and engage the Latino electorate is critical.  Jerry Gonzalez has been spearheading this work for over 15 years and as a result, Georgia has experienced a significant increase in Latino voter turnout and in the number of Latino elected officials.   On behalf of GALEO’s Board of Directors, we congratulate Jerry for being recognized as one of Georgia’s 100 Most Influential Georgians.  We are excited and proud to have Jerry’s contributions to the state once again recognized by Georgia Trend Magazine.  And we look forward to Jerry’s consistent leadership with the support of the GALEO staff and GALEO members across our state,”  said Jason Esteves, Chair of GALEO and Chair of the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education.

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2018 GALEO Year in Review

2018 GALEO Year in Review

January 2:

January 3:

  • Maria Palacios, GALEO, attended coalition for a Hate Free Georgia.
  • Maria Palacios, GALEO, met with Southern Poverty Law Center to discuss legislative efforts.
  • J. Gonzalez, GALEO, interviewed by Univision 34 Atlanta regarding hate crimes legislation proposed in the Georgia Legislature that GALEO supports.
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MARYLAND FEDERAL COURT REJECTS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S REQUEST TO END LAWSUIT CHALLENGING CENSUS CITIZENSHIP QUESTION

MARYLAND FEDERAL COURT REJECTS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S REQUEST TO END LAWSUIT CHALLENGING CENSUS CITIZENSHIP QUESTION

GALEO proud to be one of the co-plaintiffs

 

December 19, 2018

(Washington, D.C.) – A federal court in Maryland today rejected a second bid by the Trump administration to toss out a lawsuit challenging the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

U.S. District Court Judge George J. Hazel’s ruling denying the government’s motion for summary judgment clears the way for a January 22, 2019 trial to determine if the addition of a citizenship question is unconstitutional, discriminatory, or motivated by racial animus.

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The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) has joined the ACLU in calling for an investigation into the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan child taken into custody by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in a very remote part of New Mexico last Friday.

The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) has joined the ACLU in calling for an investigation into the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan child taken into custody by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in a very remote part of New Mexico last Friday.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

December 14, 2018

The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) has joined the ACLU in calling for an investigation into the death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan child taken into custody by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in a very remote part of New Mexico last Friday. The girl, Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin, did not receive emergency care for an-hour-and-a-half and later died from severe dehydration and septic shock after a strenuous journey crossing the border with her father. They were part of a group of 163 people who were turning themselves in to border agents.
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U.S. Census Bureau Needs Confidentiality to Fulfill Constitutional Mandate of Counting Every Person in Nation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
November 20, 2018
CONTACT:
Paula Valle Castanon, pvalle@naleo.org
(213) 747-7606 ext. 114, (323) 253-6431 (cell)Amanda Bosquez, abosquez@naleo.org
(202) 546-2536, (361) 548-6989 (cell)

U.S. Census Bureau Needs Confidentiality to Fulfill Constitutional Mandate of Counting Every Person in Nation

Calling into question confidentiality of information collected by census raises serious concerns over motivations behind addition of citizenship question

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