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275+ CIVIL RIGHTS WATCHDOGS, INCLUDING GALEO, PLEDGE TO HELP ENSURE CENSUS DATA PROTECTIONS ARE UPHELD

March 20, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than 275 civic leaders, non-profit organizations, elected officials, state and local groups Monday unveiled a watchdog coalition pledging to help monitor and protect the confidentiality of 2020 Census data.

The coalition, led by MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund), The Leadership Conference Education Fund, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, will use their collective expertise, power, and influence to safeguard the strict census data confidentiality requirements, and to assure people that they should participate in the Census and secure resources important for their family and community without worry.

“Heightened distrust in elements of the federal government is a threat to our nation’s ability to secure an accurate Census, which is so critical to our democracy’s next decade,” said Thomas A. Saenz, MALDEF president and general counsel.  “This Census data confidentiality protection pledge provides reassurance to all – including hardworking Census Bureau staff themselves — that powerful forces outside of government are working together to protect data confidentiality and the integrity of Census 2020.”

Federal law requires the Census Bureau to protect any personal and household information it collects and bars it from sharing such information with any other government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, law enforcement, housing authorities, public benefit administrators, or other agencies for 72 years.

“Individual census responses are protected by some of the strictest confidentiality protections in federal law and, as advocates, we know how to help enforce them,” said Vanita Gupta, president and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. “This coalition of census watchdogs is using the best tools in our collective arsenal — our political influence, our legal expertise, and our dedication to vulnerable communities — to ensure people feel comfortable participating in the 2020 Census. We’ve done it before when we prevented the citizenship question from being added to the 2020 Census. Everyone should know that by law, your information can’t be used against you by ICE, law enforcement, landlords, or public benefits providers. The Census Bureau has a legal responsibility keep the personal data it collects confidential, which it takes very seriously. We are on watch to help ensure no one interferes with that obligation.”

Census data are crucial to allocating seats in Congress, drawing accurate election districts, and ensuring equitable distribution of federal funds for a wide range of vital programs including schools, hospitals, and other social services.

The coalition is working to boost responses among communities that have been historically undercounted by reassuring households that not only are the Census confidentiality protections in law the strongest in the nation, but that the coalition is poised to help enforce them so personal information remains protected from any potential threat of disclosure.

“We continue to hear concerns reverberating through communities of color, particularly the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities, about the confidentiality of their information when filling out the 2020 Census but we are here to provide reassurance,” said John C. Yang, president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC. “For a community that includes undocumented immigrants and individuals in mixed-status households, it is imperative to remind them about the legal protections that will protect their responses to the 2020 Census. We have had to fight for a fair and accurate census before and we will do it again if necessary.”

Children, undocumented immigrants, racial/ethnic minorities and people experiencing homelessness are among the least likely to be counted accurately due in large part to a distrust in government and risk losing their fair share of political power and resources.

“During WWII, the U.S. government used Census data to incarcerate 120,000 Japanese Americans. This was a shocking betrayal of the bureau’s pledge of confidentiality of Census data,” said actor and activist, George Takei whose family was interned during WWII. “This historic violation galvanized citizens who cherish justice and the integrity of the Census, resulting in the strongest, most robust confidentiality laws on our books. I am confident that this breakdown would never happen again.  I support this effort by civil rights groups to monitor and protect our private data and confidentiality in the 2020 Census. I have faith in this effort. I understand its importance to me, our community and to the vitality of our diverse nation. I encourage you to fill out the 2020 Census.”

The plan includes working with groups currently operating hotlines to answer any questions about the Census and reporting any issues related to census operations or potential breaches.

Some groups in the coalition have previously challenged the Trump administration’s efforts to unlawfully add a question to the decennial count.

In May 2018, MALDEF and Advancing Justice | AAJC sued the administration and, with others, successfully blocked it from adding a citizenship question to the Census.

The complete list of signatories can be found HERE and the pledge HERE.

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Election Day Must Remain on May 19th Declare Concerned Citizens and Voting Rights Advocates, Including GALEO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT: Adam Sweat

asweat@progeorgia.org, 678-951-2172

 

Election Day Must Remain on May 19th Declare Concerned Citizens and Voting Rights Advocates, Including GALEO

 

Friday, March 27, 2020 (Atlanta, GA) – Responding to House Speaker David Ralston’s request that Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger move the May 19 election until at least June 23, ProGeorgia and its affiliates issued the following statement:

 

“On March 14, 2020, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger made the wise decision to postpone voting in the March 24, 2020 presidential preference primary until May 19th in the interest of public health because of the emerging COVID-19 crisis.  Since that time, plans have been made by the Secretary of State and county election officials to move forward with the presidential preference primary, the local, county and Congressional primaries, and nonpartisan general elections on May 19th. In fact, vote by mail absentee ballots are already scheduled to be mailed out beginning on March 31 to voters who request them.

 

“We are unaware of any evidence establishing that the COVID-19 public health emergency will be over by June 23, 2020 or by any specific time frame this summer that would justify making yet another change in the election calendar. Delaying our primary again – or placing a moving target on elections – until this summer increases the risk that Georgia’s voters may not have their voices heard or their votes fully counted in enough time to participate in the Republican or Democratic National Conventions this summer.

 

“Moving the May 19th elections to June 23rd as suggested by Speaker Ralston should not be an option at this time because of the lack of evidence that the COVID-19 crisis will be resolved by that time and the substantial likelihood that another change in the election schedule will create confusion among voters and lead to reduced turnout.

 

 “Therefore, we are calling upon Secretary Raffensperger to proceed with the timely administration of our primary elections on May 19th and to ensure that integrity and transparency are maintained throughout this process.

 

About ProGeorgia

ProGeorgia is a bold, trusted, and diverse collaborative that champions an equitable and inclusive democracy, for and with traditionally underrepresented communities. ProGeorgia supports and coordinates the civic engagement programs of our diverse partner organizations, and develops the infrastructure, executes the joint strategies, and employs new tools and technology to assure a government that is more responsive to the needs of our constituencies.

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GALEO Announces Essay Contest Winners for the 13th Annual Cesar Chavez Day on March 31st

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 25th, 2020

(Atlanta, GA) GALEO is proud to recognize the winners for the 13th Annual Cesar Chavez Ceremony. Due the recent updates regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), the Cesar Chavez committee has made the decision to move our event from an in-person event to a virtual reading of the essays. We want to take steps to ensure that we honor the value that the Cesar Chavez Essay Contest holds while also ensuring the safety and health of all participating individuals. The winning essay entries will be recorded and released on Cesar Chavez Day (March 31st) and will be published on the GALEO website (galeo.org) as well as GALEO’s social media pages (Facebook: GALEO.org and Instagram @galeo_pics).

The purpose of the ceremony is to honor civil rights legend, Cesar Chavez, and increase awareness of the continual plight of farm workers and their contributions to America. Chavez’s leadership was critical to organizing farm workers and founding what is today known as the United Farm Workers Union. He remains one of the foremost Latino leaders in American history. His birthday, March 31st, is officially recognized as a state holiday in California, Colorado, and Texas. GALEO supports the movement to create this date as a national holiday in honor of Mr. Chavez.

We are honored to announce the following winners of this years’ contest:

ESOL Category

1st place- Jihu Mun, Houston County High School, Warner Robins, GA

 

High School Category

1st place- Robert Herzfeld, The Westminster School, Atlanta, GA

2nd place- Colin Suddath, The Westminster School, Atlanta, GA

3rd place- Jack Scalise, The Westminster School, Marietta, GA

 

Adult Category

1st place- Irene Diaz-Bazan, Lawrenceville, GA

2nd place- Meitra Perry, Bremen, GA

3rd place- Brenda Duran, Lawrenceville, GA

 

Thank you to the GALEO Leadership Council Cesar Chavez Committee co-lead by Rebecca Pool and Kyle Murphy, as well as the full Cesar Chavez Committee for all of their support.

We also thank our prize sponsors for helping us reward our winners for this event. Adult and High School winners will be presented gift certificates (1st-$200; 2nd-$75; 3rd-$50).

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CANCELED- 17TH ANNUAL GALEO POWER BREAKFAST

March 20th, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

It is with much regret that we inform you that our 17th Annual GALEO Power Breakfast scheduled for Friday, May 8th, has been cancelled due to the pandemic with COVID-19.

We appreciate your continued support for our organization. These are trying times in our community and we appreciate your steadfast support.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our Executive Director Jerry Gonzalez at jerry@galeo.org.

Thank you!

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Civil Rights Advocates Respond to Census Operational Changes in the Wake of COVID-19

March 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tamika Turner,  The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, turner@civilrights.org, 202.466.2061
Amanda Bosquez, NALEO Educational Fund, abosquez@naleo.org, 361.548.6989
Michelle Boykins, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, Mboykins@advancingjustice-aajc.org,  202-.296.2300 x 144

WASHINGTON – The co-chairs of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights’ Census Task Force — Arturo Vargas, CEO of NALEO Educational Fund; John C. Yang, president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC; and Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights  issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Census Bureau’s decision to suspend 2020 Census field operations until April 1, 2020:

Policy Statement from The Leadership Conference Census Task Force Co-Chairs: 

“We understand that the success of the 2020 Census is in peril given the current public health crisis and that the Census Bureau is making operational changes in response, including the suspension of field operations until April 1.  At the same time, state and congressional leaders, along with some organizations, have begun calling for the census response period to be ‘extended’ or ‘delayed,’ due to concerns about the potential impact of the health emergency on the count.

“There are numerous and difficult consequences to delaying census operations, and significant implications for data quality and the accuracy of the results. Moreover, because households can self-respond until July 31, it is too soon to know whether such action will be necessary. Accordingly, we have not yet taken the position on whether the Census Bureau should ‘extend’ the nonresponse follow-up (NRFU) and self-response period. We believe all stakeholders must fully consider the implications for data quality and census accuracy of extending operations, before urging such action. And we worry about the impact on self-response these early calls for an extension might have. We believe these issues must be fully discussed, understood and considered, by Congress in consultation with the Bureau, stakeholders, and experts.

“We support shifts in timing of certain operations.  The Census Bureau is adjusting strategies in real time, and we are working diligently to help inform these decisions. However, there is a difference between these types of shifts and proposals to ‘delay’ or ‘extend’ the census.  We urge the Census Bureau to be transparent with stakeholders, partners and Congress about where it is facing operational challenges, the changes it is making to its planned operations, and where it needs additional support (such as appropriations).  This will allow stakeholders and partners to respond appropriately and effectively to promote participation.

“The Census Bureau already has flexibility on extending the enumeration timeframe, which it had planned to conclude on July 31 under normal circumstances.  The self-response period (which is still in effect during NRFU) will provide the Census Bureau and stakeholders with information on how much additional time beyond July 31 may be needed.  However, the farther away from Census Day, April 1 (the reference date that is set in law), data are collected, the greater the impact on data quality and consistency, so these decisions must be made with consideration for the consequences.

“We encourage Congress to consult with the Bureau to see what resources it might need to expand the NRFU operation as soon as the Bureau can safely resume field operations. We are also urging Congress to closely monitor the progress of the census to determine if the Census Bureau will be able to meet the statutory deadlines of December 31, 2020 for the reporting of the final apportionment count, and April 1, 2021 for the transmission of the redistricting files to the states.  Congress may well need to consider adjustments to these deadlines once it has sufficient information on the status of the 2020 Census operations. This issue has deep and broad implications, primarily political and conceivably partisan. It must be approached carefully and knowledgeably for those reasons.

“The Census Bureau needs our support and cooperation at this time more than ever, just as much as we must continue to insist on a fair and accurate Census.”

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NALEO Educational Fund Responds to Census Bureau Suspending Field Operations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
March 18, 2020
CONTACT:
Kevin Perez-Allen, kperezallen@naleo.org
(714) 499-4481
Marcus Silva, msilva@naleo.org
(510) 456-5444
NALEO Educational Fund Responds to
Census Bureau Suspending Field OperationsAdhering to public health guidelines and achieving an accurate census are both possible

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund today released a statement from CEO Arturo Vargas on the Census Bureau’s decision to suspend its field operations amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation:

“NALEO Educational Fund supports the Census Bureau’s decision to suspend field operations for two weeks so that it can comply with public health directives.  We know the Bureau remains dedicated to conducting a full and accurate count of all residents, and we continue to support its efforts to fulfill that mission.

“The census is the foundation of our democracy – and the Bureau is tasked with the profound responsibility of protecting and successfully executing the process with which our country maintains that strength.“While there have been many calls from organizations and leaders for the Census Bureau to alter certain operations through delay or postponement, it is clear that the Bureau is closely monitoring the situation.  While it may be necessary for the Bureau to make future operational and timing changes like extending the self-response and nonresponse follow up phases, we must ensure that the public receives accurate and consistent information about the current status of the census.

“As the Census Bureau adapts to the public health crisis brought on by COVID-19, a large network of organizations and stakeholders, including NALEO Educational Fund, are doing our part to support the Bureau’s efforts to ensure a successful census.  Right now, the easiest way to make sure residents are counted is through self-response online, by phone, or by mail.  Emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic are precisely why our government needs accurate census data.  We must all do our part by making sure we self-respond and encourage others in our networks to do so as well.”
Residents can self-respond to the census online at https://my2020census.gov/ or over the phone in English by dialing 844-330-2020 or in Spanish at 844-468-2020.Individuals with questions about the census can call NALEO Educational Fund’s toll-free national census bilingual hotline at 877-EL-CENSO (877-352-3676) – Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m. ET to get additional information.

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About NALEO Educational Fund
NALEO Educational Fund is the nation’s leading non-profit, non-partisan organization that facilitates the full participation of Latinos in the American political process, from citizenship to public service.
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Voting Rights Advocates Call On Georgia Election Officials To Protect Voters’ Rights In The Wake Of Postponing The Presidential Primary Election

Voting Rights Advocates Call On Georgia Election Officials To Protect Voters’ Rights In The Wake Of Postponing The Presidential Primary Election

Posted on March 16, 2020 by GoVote Georgia Staff

Monday, March 16, 2020 (Atlanta, GA) – ProGeorgia, a group of community-based, civic engagement organizations, called on Georgia election officials to protect voters’ rights in the wake of Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger’s announcement that the presidential primary election would be moved from March 24th to May 19th.

The groups said: “The Secretary of State’s decision to move the presidential preference primary to May 19th, which was informed by important public health concerns emanating from the spread of COVID-19, has significant ramifications for Georgia voters. Moving an election midstream, when hundreds of thousands of Georgians have already cast ballots during early voting, is not an easy endeavor in the best of circumstances.  In these challenging times, Georgia election officials are going to have to make difficult decisions and change their processes in order to properly implement this unprecedented change. The devil is in the details, and we are concerned that many voters’ rights will be at risk if Georgia election officials fail to address critical issues in implementing such a significant change in the middle of an election period.

“Postponing the election does not diminish the State’s obligation to ensure that voters have adequate accessible and available means to vote.  There are concrete steps that Georgia election officials can take immediately to protect the right to vote in the consolidated May 19th primary election.  We recommend that the State increase the time to request and return vote by mail ballots, work with local election officials to educate voters and poll workers, offer more flexible methods for return and collection of ballots based on the potential for postal service delays and reduced staffing, and extend voter registration opportunities to ensure all eligible voters can participate.

“To ensure a successful and inclusive election, we call on Georgia election officials to employ an open and transparent process that allows all voices to be heard and protects voters’ rights during the May 19th primary.  We are deeply committed to seeing Georgia through a safe and complete primary election process, and welcome the opportunity to work with state and local election officials to ensure that all Georgians have a full and fair chance to exercise their right to vote.”

The following ProGeorgia members have joined ProGeorgia in calling on the Secretary of State to protect voters’ rights: ACLU of Georgia, All Voting is Local – Georgia, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta, Common Cause GA, Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO), Georgia Coalition for People’s Agenda, Georgia NAACP, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the League of Women Voters Georgia, Inc, and State Voices.

About ProGeorgia
ProGeorgia is a bold, trusted, and diverse collaborative that champions an equitable and inclusive democracy, for and with traditionally underrepresented communities. ProGeorgia supports and coordinates the civic engagement programs of our diverse partner organizations, and develops the infrastructure, executes the joint strategies, and employs new tools and technology to assure a government that is more responsive to the needs of our constituencies.

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Immigrant Advocates Strongly Oppose Anti-Sanctuary Bill in General Assembly

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

 

*PRESS STATEMENT*

 

March 10, 2020

 

Press Contacts: Jeff Migliozzi, (334) 303-1261, jeff.migliozzi@splcenter.org; Swathi Shanmugasundaram, (404) 759-0488, sshan@advancingjustice-atlanta.org; Priyanka Bhatt, 908-839-6135, Priyanka@projectsouth.org; Sebastian Saavedra, 678-794-2535, Sebastian@glahr.org; Preye Cobham, Esq. 404-668-2241, womenwatchafrika@gmail.com

 

Immigrant Advocates Strongly Oppose Anti-Sanctuary Bill in General Assembly

ATLANTA – Immigrant community organizations strongly oppose HB 1083, which will harm immigrant families and attack on public safety. The bill expands the definition of “sanctuary policies” and strips  local municipalities and local law enforcement from their discretion to adopt individualized policies regarding immigration enforcement. In addition, this bill permits individuals to sue local law enforcement entities or agencies who violate this statute. Therefore, local taxpayers will be forced to foot the bill when their governments uphold the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, by refusing to detain immigrants without appropriate judicial oversight, and expose themselves to civil lawsuits as proposed by HB 1083.

 

“Not only is this bill unconstitutional, it is an attack on public safety and the immigrant community at large. It would make communities less safe and force them to live in fear, questioning their safety with local law enforcement,” said Preye Cobham, Esq., Attorney and Legal Advisor for Women Watch Afrika.

 

Beyond the clear liability and sovereign immunity issues for localities, this bill will harm communities. Law enforcement would be stripped of its discretion, causing confusion and fear from survivors of crimes who will now have to choose between reporting a crime and possibly separating families. “Community members are concerned that this bill will intensify racial profiling and disrupt trust between immigrant communities and local police. This type of fear-mongering exposes immigrants to more risks and vulnerability when they are stopped for minor offenses,” said Lovette Kargbo Thompson, Atlanta Lead Organizer, for the Black Alliance for Just Immigration.

 

The Georgia General Assembly has previously prohibited municipalities from enacting sanctuary policies, and even extended this prohibition to institutions of higher education in 2017. The state of Georgia has zero sanctuary cities within its borders. The cities with policies prohibited by this bill simply require that federal authorities provide judicial warrants to enforce immigration detainers covering their bases and upholding the Fourth Amendment rights of Georgians. These cities’ policies do not impede communication or cooperation with federal authorities, but rather provide the appropriate safeguard to communities. This is why there is no city in violation of current anti-sanctuary state laws. Therefore, HB 1083 is an unfunded mandate, and unnecessarily punitive towards municipalities and local law enforcement agencies that choose to create their own policies to protect themselves and their communities.

 

HB 1083 was quickly pushed through committee and passed by a narrow margin. It is up for discussion in the Rules Committee, which could lead to a vote in the House as early as Crossover Day on Thursday, March 12th. Immigrant rights advocates are actively engaging members of the House to oppose this hateful bill. Our coalition urges the Speaker of the House not to call it for a House vote. We urge concerned Georgians to call and speak out against this hateful bill by calling Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, (404) 656-5020, the Chairman of Rules Committee Rep. Richard Smith, (404) 656-514, and Vice Chairman of Rules Committee Rep. Matt Hatchett, (404) 656-5025.

 

“We are here in solidarity with all immigrants who are threatened by this proposed state policy that will unconstitutionally detain individuals, separate families, and increase suffering within already horrid immigration detention centers in Georgia. Do not let the words fool you, HB 1083 is not about increasing public safety, it is about perpetuating a false narrative vilifying immigrant. We will continue to work within our communities to protect and defend our rights,” said Priyanka Bhatt, Staff Attorney at Project South.

 

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Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta is the first and only legal advocacy nonprofit dedicated to the civil rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in Georgia and the Southeast. Our mission is to protect and promote the civil and human rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders in Georgia and the Southeast through policy advocacy, legal services, organizing & civic engagement, and impact litigation.
Visit https://advancingjustice-atlanta.org/ Follow @aaaj_atlanta

Project South is a Southern-based leadership development organization that creates spaces for movement building. We have been working with communities pushed forward by the struggle for over 30 years – to strengthen leadership and to provide popular political and economic education for personal and social transformation.

Visit https://projectsouth.org  Follow @ProjectSouth

 

Women Watch Afrika is a grassroots, nonprofit, international, national, and local social justice organization focused on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and girls, the promotion of social and economic development and health equity of women, and the acculturation of immigrants and refugees arriving to the United States from 23 African nations. In line with its goal, Women Watch Afrika provides Social Services, Legal Services, Advocacy, Health Education, Legal Education, End Domestic Violence classes, Stop FGM/C workshops, Know Your Rights workshops, Citizenship Preparation, Civic Engagement; and Advocates against unjust, discriminatory laws that affect the community.

Visit https://womenwatchafrika.org/  Twitter: @WomenWatchAfri  Facebook: @WomenWatchAfrika

GALEO‘s mission is to increase civic engagement and leadership 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.

Visit https://galeo.org/      Follow @GALEOorg

 

The Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) is a racial justice and migrants’ rights organization that organizes, advocates and raises awareness around issues facing Black immigrants, African Americans and their families. We believe that a thriving multiracial democracy requires racial, social and economic justice for all.

Visit www.BAJI.org  Twitter: @BAJItweet  Facebook: @BlackAllianceforJustImmigration

 

Latino Community Fund (LCF Georgia) supports Latinx-Led organizations and families with advocacy, capacity building and community investments.

Visit www.LCFGeorgia.org    Follow @LCFGeorgia

 

The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) educates, organizes, and empowers Latinos in Georgia to defend and advance their civil and human rights. Established in 2001, GLAHR is a community-based organization that develops statewide grassroots leadership.

Visit http://glahr.org       Follow @GLAHR_

 

The Asian American Advocacy Fund is a social welfare organization dedicated to building a politically-conscious, engaged, and progressive Asian American base in Georgia. Through a combination of political advocacy at local, state, and federal levels, and by supporting candidates that believe in our values, we fight to create a better Georgia for us all. Visit https://asianamericanadvocacyfund.org/  Follow @AsianAAF


CAIR Georgia
 is the Georgia Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR is our nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. CAIR’s mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslim and in extension all Americans.
Visit: https://www.cairgeorgia.com/ Facebook: @CAIRGA Follow on Twitter:  @CAIR_GA

The SPLC Action Fund, is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using lobbying, grassroots organizing, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC Action Fund works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality. Visit  www.splcenter.org Follow @splcenter

 

Georgia Shift is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that gives marginalized young people a seat at the table of democracy through electoral action, hands-on education, and civic media programs. On campuses and communities across the state, we organize young people to build independent political power.

Visit https://georgiashift.com/      Follow @GeorgiaShift

 

Feminist Women’s Health Center has been providing safe and compassionate abortion and sexual health services since 1976, but Feminist Center is more than a clinic. We are a movement. Through community education, grassroots organizing, public affairs and advocacy programs we work to advance reproductive health, rights, and justice.

Visit https://www.feministcenter.org/       Folllow @FWHC

 

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PRESS RELEASE: Immigrant Advocates, DREAMers Support Tuition Equity Measures in the Georgia State House of Representatives

*MEDIA ADVISORY FOR*

February 27, 2020

Contact: Jeff Migliozzi, jeff.migliozzi@splcenter.org / (334) 303-1261

Swathi Shanmugasundaram, sshan@advancingjustice-atlanta.org / (404) 585-8446

Brian Nuñez, brian@georgiashift.com / (404) 957-3087

Immigrant Advocates, DREAMers[1] Support Tuition Equity Measures in the Georgia State House of Representatives

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UPDATE: NALEO Educational Fund Releases New Data Identifying Most Effective Messages to Motivate Latino Participation in Census 2020

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
February 10, 2020

CONTACT:
Kevin Perez-Allen, kperezallen@naleo.org
(202) 546-2536, (714) 499-4481

Marcus Silva, msilva@naleo.org
(213) 765-9427, (510) 456-5444

New Data Identify Most Convincing Messages to Motivate
Latino Participation in Census 2020

New research confirms high levels of anxiety within Latino community around 2020 Census and offers effective messaging to mitigate fears 

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