GA COURT BLOCKS RACIALLY GERRYMANDERED COBB COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MAP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GA COURT BLOCKS RACIALLY GERRYMANDERED COBB COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MAP MEDIA CONTACT:SPLC: Kiaira Nixon, kiaira.nixon@splcenter.org, (904) 673-9975SCSJ:Melissa Boughton, melissa@scsj.org, (830)481-6901Lawyers’ Committee: Lacy Crawford, lcrawford@lawyerscommittee.org (COBB COUNTY, GA) – In a win for Black and Latinx voters, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia blocked the Cobb County School Board from using its racially gerrymandered […]

UnidosUS Unveils New Hispanic Electorate Data Hub, and with Mi Familia Vota and GALEO releases Polling on Georgia’s Hispanic Voter Priorities

WASHINGTON, DC— Last year, UnidosUS, the nation’s largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization, and Mi Familia Vota, a national civic engagement organization, announced a multi-year, multi-state partnership connecting electoral programs, policy advocacy, research, and community engagement to lift Latino voices.     As a part of this effort, UnidosUS and Mi Familia Vota today released the results of […]

GALEO CELEBRATES TWENTY-EIGHT LATINX LEADERS DURING THE GALEO INSTITUTE FOR LEADERSHIP GRADUATION

November 10, 2023 GALEO Alba Villarreal Director of Communications  avillarreal@galeo.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GALEO CELEBRATES TWENTY-EIGHT LATINX LEADERS DURING THE GALEO INSTITUTE FOR LEADERSHIP GRADUATION (NORCROSS, GA) – GALEO is proud to announce that we have recently celebrated the graduation of twenty-eight Latinx change-makers from our GALEO Institute for Leadership (GIL) on November 4th, 2023. The graduates of this year’s cohort engaged […]

PUENTE PARA LA GENTE SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED

November 1st, 2023 GALEO Alba Villarreal Director of Communications 678.691.1086 media@galeo.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PUENTE PARA LA GENTE SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED ECONOMY, JOBS, COST OF LIVING, PROTECTING IMMIGRANTS, AND HEALTH CARE AMONG THE TOP CONCERNS FOR GEORGIA LATINOS. (Norcross, GA) – Today, GALEO and BSP Research released the results of the Puente para la Gente Survey, […]

GEORGIA HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL LATINOS IN GEORGIA 

On Monday, September 25th, 2023, the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce celebrated “The 50 Most Influential Latinos” in Georgia who have impacted our state of Georgia in 2023. Among the honorees are several incredible GALEO community members who have contributed to the success of this organization for decades. Congratulations to the following honorees:  The GHCC […]

Latinx Writers Strike for Substantial Pay and Equal Opportunities

By Helen Sorme Latinx writers are a part of the nearly 12,000 Writers Guild of America (WGA) union members who have been striking in Hollywood for over three months. However, Latinx writers, along with writers of other minorities, face struggles that their white counterparts don’t: underrepresentation.In 2023, Latinx writers made up 1.1% of all writers […]

Elisa Covarrubias Joins GALEO as Deputy Director

NORCROSS — GALEO and GALEO IMPACT FUND announce Elisa Covarrubias, as our new Deputy Director. In her new role, Elisa will be a vital staff manager and a new additional public face for our organizations. She will work collaboratively with staff, board, and stakeholders to build and sustain the organization and the voting rights movement’s […]

The undersigned Georgia voting and immigrant rights organizations write to you to express our deep concern about and disapproval of the inaccurate and anti-immigrant statements made by City of Morrow Councilwoman, Dorothy Dean, towards her colleague, Councilwoman Van Tran, at a city council meeting on July 18

July 25, 2023 Mayor John Lampl and Morrow City CouncilMorrow City Hall1500 Morrow RoadMorrow, GA 30260 Dear Mayor Lampl and City Council Members, The undersigned Georgia voting and immigrant rights organizations write to you to express our deep concern about and disapproval of the inaccurate and anti-immigrant statements made by City of Morrow Councilwoman Dorothy […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GALEO, GALEO Impact Fund, 25 Organizations & Several Individuals Condemn Comments made by Georgia Representative Mesha Mainor on Fox Business

(Norcross, GA) – Yesterday on Fox Business show Varney & Co., Georgia State Representative Mesha Mainor said, “billions are going to support illegal immigrants while nothing is going to the Black community.”  This is a statement from several organizations and individuals in Georgia: “Georgia has a rich history of collaboration and cooperation between all the racial […]

GALEO is Hiring: Deputy Director

For 20 years, GALEO has been committed to greater civic engagement and leadership development across Georgia’s Latinx community. Georgia and its elections are once again primed to be the focus of the national stage in 2024 and 2026, and GALEO’s nonpartisan efforts to educate and engage the Latinx community and increase access to voting are more critically […]