GALEO and the Latino Community Fund Announce the Launch of the Georgia Latino Complete Count Committee in Preparation for the 2020 Census

GALEO and the Latino Community Fund Announce the Launch of the Georgia Latino Complete Count Committee in Preparation for the 2020 Census 

April 1, 2019

For immediate release 

Media contacts:

For more information:
Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director, Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) & the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund
Email:  jerry@galeo.org / Office:  678.691.1086 

Gilda Pedraza, Executive Director, Latino Community Fund Inc.
Email:  gigi@LCFGeorgia.org


(Norcross, Georgia) – April 1, 2019 –  GALEO and The Latino Community Fund announced today the launch of the activities of the Georgia Latino Complete Count Committee (GLCCC), a diverse coalition of community organizations, businesses, faith leaders, media and individuals committed to a full count of every person of Hispanic or Latin American descent in Georgia. 

The GLCCC is co-chaired by Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, and Gigi Pedraza, Executive Director of the Latino Community Fund.  

The 2020 Census is critically important to our communities, local government and the state. The decennial census provides essential data to make informed decisions for the next ten years, including reapportionment, redistricting, funding for community programs and services, schools, health services, and business-relevant information. 

Organizations, businesses, and individuals working with the Hispanic / Latinx community in Georgia are welcome and encouraged to join the committee and support activities and programs to make sure that on April 1, 2020, exactly a year from today, every person in the state is counted once and only once.

Two events are being conducted today to announce various collaborative efforts across the state.  Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO, will speak at the Capitol and at Atlanta City Hall for these efforts.  See below for more details.  

A website in Spanish is now available for the community: www.YoCuentoEnGeorgia.com 

#SiTeCuentanTuCuentas #YoCuentoEnGeorgia #EstamosAqui


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 About GALEO and GALEO LCDF
GALEO‘s mission is to increase civic engagement and leadership development of the Latino/Hispanic community across Georgia. GALEO strives for a better Georgia where the Latino community is engaged civically and its contributions and concerns are recognized and respected. 

The Latino Community Fund  (LCF Georgia) supports Latino-serving nonprofits in Georgia with advocacy, program development, technical assistance and grant making. Our mission is to be a catalyst for investment, collaborative work, and positive narrative with and within the Latinx/Hispanic Community in Georgia.
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Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 * Atlanta, Georgia 30303 

Nikki Forman, Deputy Director Communications
404.546.1463, office
470.372.8754, cell
nforman@atlantaga.gov 

Media Advisory 

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to Launch ATL Counts Census 2020Community Rally Establishes Mission to Reach, Teach and Count Every Person in Atlanta 

WHO:Mayor Keisha Lance BottomsAtlanta Complete Count Committee  

WHAT: Monday, April 1 is National Census Day and the City of Atlanta will launch ATL Counts Census 2020 campaign is a strategic community effort to reach, teach and count every person in the City of Atlanta. A community rally will be hosted to engage and educate residents about the Census and garner community support to ensure everyone is counted. Congressman John Lewis will serve as the Co-Chair of ATL Counts and will help lead a diverse group of corporate and civic partners who have been identified to serve on the Atlanta Complete Count Committee. Committee Members will be recognized during the event. ATL Counts is a year-long effort that will educate and mobilize Atlanta residents for the upcoming 2020 Census. An accurate count is critical to ensure Atlanta receives its fair share of public resources to support everything from Head Start to public transportation. This is event is open to the public and the community is encouraged to attend.  

WHEN:

Monday, April 1, 2019

Community Rally: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM 
Lunch and Learn: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM 

WHERE:Atlanta City Hall (Atrium)55 Trinity Avenue SWAtlanta, GA 30303  
For more information about ATL Counts, please visit www.ATLCounts.org. Follow ATL Counts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ATLCounts2020. 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact:          

Victoria Huynh, Vice President, 770-936-0969, victoria.huynh@cpacs.org                      

ONE YEAR OUT FROM CENSUS DAY 2020$900 Billion Is at Stake for Our Communities 

ATLANTA, GA- On Monday, April 1st, Representative Pedro Marin of District 96, U.S. Census Bureau, The Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS), Latin American Association (LAA), and community stakeholders will host a National Census Day of Action Press Conference at 9:45am at Georgia State Capitol. In one year, the 2020 Census will be in full swing. 

Community based organizations, faith based leaders, and people across Georgia are demanding a fair and accurate count for all our communities. America is changing fast, and this census will determine fair, proportionate voting representation and how close to $900 billion in federal funding is allocated each year. 

WHAT:  National Census Day of Action, One Year Out to Census 2020  Press Conference WHERE: Georgia State Capitol    (Join us at the South steps)    206 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30334 

WHEN:  Monday, April 1st at  9:45am  

WHO:  Representative Pedro Marin of District 96, U.S. Census Bureau, The Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS), Latin American Association (LAA), ProGeorgia, GALEO,  Local Census Complete Count Committees (CCC), and Georgia/Counties/City Stakeholders. 

The Center for Pan Asian Community Services and Latin American Association is committed to supporting community and ethnic based organizations and groups in ensuring that there is a fair and accurate 2020 Census.

Our communities thrive when everyone understands the important of Census, participates, and is represented in our decennial Census count. 

“An inaccurate Census in 2020 will jeopardize state funds and compromise crucial supports for marginalized communities in our state, counties, and cities in Georgia,” says House Representative Pedro Marin of District 96. 

“As a State Legislator, we need to recognize that we have a crucial role to play in the 2020 Census preparations to ensuring there is an accurate and equitable count in our communities, especially Hard-to-Count Communities.” 

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About GALEO

GALEO’s mission is to increase civic engagement and leadership development of the Latino/Hispanic community across Georgia. 

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