Jerry Gonzalez, GALEO
Friday, October 9, 2020 (Norcross, GA) – GALEO continues with the largest Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts in the organization’s history today. Building off the tremendous participation of the Latino electorate in 2018 for Georgia’s elections and significant interest and participation in the 2020 primary elections, GALEO expects this will be a record breaking year for Latino voter participation in the state.
“The Latino electorate in Georgia is approximately 250,000 strong and could be a decisive part of the outcome in the 2020 elections for the state and for local races,” said Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO.
Due to high demand from community members, additional yard signs have been printed. In addition, car magnets, t-shirts and caps will also be made available to GALEO members. Membership is FREE right now during Hispanic Heritage Month.
The campaign is centered around the three words of: Engage, Vote, Power (Luchar, Votar, Poder). It will be centered around ensuring the Latino electorate continues to engage during this critical election cycle in both voter registration and in turnout for participation in the competitive elections this year.
GALEO has already started text and phone banking of the Latino electorate throughout the state. This will be followed by bilingual mailers being sent to the entire Latinx electorate starting today. Yard signs and magnets will be distributed to promote voter registration and to take pledges to vote. Fliers with QR codes will be attached to packets for PPE delivery to poultry workers, with food bank distribution efforts, and with COVID19 testing sites in Hall County. GALEO will also be working extensively with Spanish media and social media to educate and inform the Latinx electorate of the options for exercising their right to vote. At this time, most of the outreach will be done via media, phone, text and socially distant due to the pandemic.
GALEO will also educate voters about their rights to request for Spanish assistance from Gwinnett County. Furthermore, those who do not live in Gwinnett County are able to select a person of their choice, except for boss or union representative, to assist them in translation for voting in person or by mail.
As in years past, GALEO has a voicemail system to assist Spanish dominant voters with questions or problems that they may encounter (1-888-54GALEO / 1-888-544-2536).
Voters then have three options to vote: Vote by mail/absentee, in-person early voting (starting Oct. 12 through Oct. 30), or voting in-person on Election Day ( 7 AM- 7PM). All voters are encouraged to make a plan and to vote.
To pledge to vote, voters can sign up here.
To donate to these efforts, people can donate here.