Are YOU registered to vote or need to update your voter information? Deadline is tomorrow for the May 24th Elections.
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Join our efforts to promote greater engagement of the Latino community and to continue leadership development. Si se puede! Su VOTO Es Su Voz!
April 25, 2016
May 24th Elections in Georgia are important! Tomorrow is the deadline to register to vote or to update your information if you have recently moved. You can do this online at www.GALEO.org. Questions? Please call us ASAP at 1-888-54GALEO. Please see below for information on how to check online if you are registered to vote and to see what address you have listed. The #GALatinoVote grows stronger every day and you must engage in all elections this year! Please spread the word in social media and share this email as well!
Register to VOTE in the upcoming May 24th Elections. Deadline is TOMORROW!
By: Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO
Monday, April 25, 2016
This election cycle, Latinos and millennials in Georgia have the opportunity to be the change that they would like to see in their communities. These two voting blocks historically vote at rates much lower than the average population and some officials in Georgia are counting on that to remain true. The political power that rests within these groups has the potential to make races competitive in certain areas of the state where an incumbent usually runs unopposed.
Check out the opinion editorial here:
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You are invited to the 13th Annual GALEO Power Breakfast
Over 100 people have committed to be there already!
We do hope you will join us and support all of the great work GALEO is accomplishing to promote civic enagement and leadership development of the Latino community in Georgia. Please join us at this signature event and hear from a national expert on the growing influence of the Latino vote in the 2016 elections.
Date: Friday, May 20th, 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM.
Keynote Address: Sylvia Manzano, Ph.D., Principal, Latino Decisions, “The Latino Vote in 2016”
You wouldn’t want to miss this event with the growing importance of the Latino vote in the 2016 elections.
Voter registration deadline for the May 24th election is TOMORROW!
The #GALatinoVote grows in strength and numbers! Help us engage our community and encourage them to vote.
The Georgia Latino Vote has grown a LOT! In 2003, when we started as an organization, there were only 10,000 Latinos registered to vote. The latest estimate of the Latino electorate puts that strength at over 220,000 voters.
Many Latino voters found out too late that they were not registered or that they had not updated their voter registration information after they had moved. Please check if you are registered to vote here and to find your polling location here: http://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov
If you are NOT registered to vote OR if you have moved, you should register to vote online at www.GALEO.org.
The #GALatinoVote grows stronger every day. Join the efforts to have a high Latino voter turnout in all elections, including the General Election in November 2016.
If you have questions or experienced problems in voting, please call us at 1-888-54GALEO.
GALEO Leadership Council: Next meeting is coming up in May! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The GALEO Leadership Council is made up of GALEO members and alumni of our GALEO Institute for Leadership. Katherine Vega has been an outstanding Chair in 2016 and has assembled a great team! Join us by becoming a member today! The GLC Team is gearing up for a great year and already had a very successful public speaking event, a great Lobby Training day at the Georgia Capitol and also celebrated Cesar Chavez Day at the Capitol last week. Lots to do this year, so get involved by becoming a member.
Join us with posting your #iamGALEO pics on social media
GALEO is more than just five letters. GALEO is you. Please post your picture online with the hashtag #IamGALEO on any social media. This will help us demonstrate to legislators that GALEO is supported by people like you! Go ahead and post!
Support our efforts to expand access to higher education for DACA students!
GALEO is one of the groups leading efforts to ensure Georgia DREAM’ers have access to higher education by promoting legislation that would provide for in-state tuition for those who have DACA status. Join our efforts and spread the word.
GALEO Seeking College Interns for Summer & Fall 2016
Interested in working on immigration reform and voter engagement in Georgia?
GALEO seeks undergraduate or graduate students every semester (Summer & Fall) for several part-time internships in community relations and administrative support. All student interns will be required to work a minimum of 10-15 hours per week and work directly with the Executive Director and Program Manager on a variety of important duties.
Please send a resume and writing sample to Samuel Aguilar, GALEO Program Coordinator at email@example.com.
For more details about this internship opportunity, please follow this link.
Volunteers are needed to register voters at Naturalization ceremonies!
Many people will become U.S. citizens this year and will need to register to vote. Volunteers are needed to help us with this initiative. Please volunteer if you can!
Here is the schedule for 2016 so far:
June 10 – Ceremonial Federal Courthouse in Atlanta
July 8 – ceremony in Gainesville, GA
August 12 – Ceremonial Federal Courthouse in Atlanta
September 9 – ceremony in Rome, GA
September 23 – Ceremonial Federal Courthouse in Atlanta
October 14 – Ceremonial Federal Courthouse in Atlanta
November 18 – ceremony in Newnan, GA
December 9 – Ceremonial Federal Courthouse in Atlanta
Let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your interest and feel free to invite friends too!
There will be training necessary for all volunteers before going to the naturalization ceremonies.
Please send us an email and let us know when you can volunteer! (email@example.com)
Check out our Job Opportunities section on our website!
Are you looking for a new career or job opportunity? Know someone who is looking for a job? Also, some volunteer positions will be posted here from time to time. Please check this link weekly!
Join GALEO & become an active member of our network!
Your membership to GALEO supports our work and also allows for you to become part of the GALEO Leadership Council!
GALEO membership is open to anyone who supports our efforts and mission. Please consider becoming a member to help support our efforts in civic engagement and leadership development of the Latino community in Georgia. Through your membership, YOU make a difference and add your voice to ours! Together, we are STRONGER!
Become part of our GALEO Familia by becoming a MEMBER of GALEO. Once you are a member, you may join our GALEO Leadership Council to engage in the many activities we have going on to promote civic engagement and leadership development of the Latino community.
GALEO Membership: http://tinyurl.com/GALEOMembership
Join the GALEO Familia today!