HNBA DISMAYED BY GEORGIA SENATOR’S WITHDRAWAL OF SUPPORT FOR LATINO JUDGE

HNBA DISMAYED BY GEORGIA SENATOR’S WITHDRAWAL OF SUPPORT FOR LATINO JUDGE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Daniel Herrera
January 22, 2016 T: 202-930-6805
E: dherrera@rabengroup.com

HNBA Dismayed By Georgia Senator’s Withdrawal of Support for Latino Judge

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) expressed its deep concerns over the withdrawal of support for Judge Dax Lopez of Georgia by United States Senator David Perdue, whose early support was key in encouraging President Obama to nominate a rare Republican to a lifetime federal judgeship. Senator Perdue’s withdrawal of support for Judge Lopez appears to be because of Lopez’s service with the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials.

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Atlanta Jewish Times: Our View: Perdue’s Betrayal

Atlanta Jewish Times:  Our View: Perdue’s Betrayal

On Monday, Jan. 18, Georgia’s first-term U.S. senator, David Perdue, issued a brief statement honoring Martin Luther King Jr., whose “actions to advance justice continue to inspire us all to do better.” Two days later, Perdue stood in the way of justice and betrayed King’s ideals.

Perdue scuttled the U.S. District Court nomination of a fellow Republican, Dax Lopez, because of concerns about “his longstanding participation in a controversial organization.”

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Statement from Judge Dax Lopez

Statement from Judge Dax Lopez

 

First, I would like to say thank you to the citizens and elected officials, current and past, in DeKalb County for their unwavering support through this process.

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Stand Together: Thoughts from a Documented Ally

By Abigail Rhim, GALEO Student Intern

Since I was a little girl, I knew that I would go to college. Coming from a middle class family with two parents who both attended college, it was pretty much a given. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a community where the majority of my peers and I took pursuing a higher education for granted. During high school and when applying to my in-state university, I began to realize that college, even at a public state school, was a luxury that many people didn’t or legally couldn’t have.

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S. Day: Support for Spanish language access in Gwinnett elections

STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR SPANISH LANGUAGE VOTING MATERIALS

I, Stephen Day, as a member of the Gwinnett County Board of Registrations and Elections stand in support of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials’ (GALEO) and the LatinoJustice PRLDEF’s request for bilingual voting materials for Spanish speaking voters in Gwinnett County, Georgia. My reasons for such follow.

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

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

For the 4th time, Georgia Trend Magazine named Jerry Gonzalez for his work with GALEO

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:  Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, jerry@galeo.org, 404.745.2580.

January 5, 2016  (Atlanta, GA) For a fourth time, Georgia Trend Magazine has named Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, as one of the “100 Most Influential Georgians” for 2016.

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