2019 Trump Shut Down & NO Border Wall!

January 23, 2019

We continue with no agreement to re-open the federal government.  Some federal workers are working without pay and some are indefinitely furloughed as the #TrumpShutDown continues.  Federal workers face their second paycheck not being there on Friday.
Despite the fact that he had two years of Republican controlled Congress that did not fund his pet project of the border wall, he now insists it is a “crisis”.  Despite the fact that the president has repeatedly promised that Mexico would pay for the wall, he now want us to pay for the wall.  Despite the fact that national security experts say the wall will not solve our immigration problems, the president insists on demanding funding for it.  He has clearly not demonstrated the capacity for leadership. Recent polling indicates that the President is losing this argument and is blamed for the #TrumpShutDown.
Law enforcement officials call on an end to the shutdown without the wall.  They also urge for commonsense immigration reform and commonsense border security that would be more effective than a wall.  Read that here.
As we continue 2019, please take a look below at many ways in which you would be able to engage and defend our nation’s democracy.  Now, more than ever, is your voice needed and your actions with our efforts are essential.  Please join us!
Please join our advocacy efforts by joining our texting campaign.  Please stay engaged and respond to important actions by texting the word IMMIGRATION to the short code number 864-237.  This will add you to our texting program to ensure we speak up at needed times.
Please consider the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund as you prioritize your end of the year donations.  Please follow the link here:
Thank you for your support!

Jerry Gonzalez
Executive Director
Apply today for the GALEO Institute for Leadership!  Deadline is TODAY!
If you are searching for ways to sharpen your role as a leader within the community, look no further!
Registration for GALEO’s Institute for Leadership 2019 is NOW OPEN!!
Our monthly sessions guide individuals willing to discover new skill sets, networking opportunities, and the chance to work with others on meaningful projects.
Visit our website to learn more information about dates, deadlines, and all that the program has to offer for the rising cohort! #iamGALEO #LatinosEnGA #GAPol
2018 GALEO Institute for Leadership Graduation
2018 GALEO Institute for Leadership Graduation
Ask our U.S. Senators to end the #TrumpShutDown & not to fund the border wall #NoWall
Your U.S. Senators must take a stand to re-open the federal government and not to support the border wall.  You may call them at the numbers below.
Isakson, Johnny – (R – GA)
131 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
Phone:  (202) 224-3643

Perdue, David – (R – GA)
455 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
Phone:  (202) 224-3521
Free Citizenship Clinic

On Saturday, February 09th, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm., Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta and International Rescue Committee, along with NAC partners will host a Free Citizenship Clinic at Eritrean-American Community Association of GA (720 Hambrick Rd. Stone Mountain, GA 30083)

For anyone in need of US citizenship application assistance.
Appointments will be given priority! Make an appointment at

Thank you for all who joined us last year!
GALEO celebrated 15 years of great work in our community!


Red candles showing Nr. 15 Abstract Background for birthday or anniversary party.

15 years Reflection video is available here!

Celebrate 15 years of GALEO! Join us! #iamGALEO
Here is the recap video of our celebration!
El Quince de GALEO
El Quince de GALEO
Celebrate 15 years of GALEO! Join us! #iamGALEO


#iamGALEO #GALatinoVote #gapol
Hall County should have bilingual access in English and Spanish for all elections material!

GALEO and other community members have launched a petition addressed to Hall County Commissioners and the Hall County Elections Board.  Please spread the word!

#HallEspanol #GALatinoVote

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!
GALEO is also seeking an part-time canvassers!  Please email for details.
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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!
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