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Citizen or Not a Citizen, That is the Question

There’s something important on the horizon and no, I’m not talking about the 2020 Presidential Election; I’m talking about the 2020 Census. But what exactly is the census and why is everyone talking about this one specifically?

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MARYLAND FEDERAL COURT BLOCKS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S ADDITION OF A CENSUS CITIZENSHIP QUESTION

MARYLAND FEDERAL COURT BLOCKS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S ADDITION OF A CENSUS CITIZENSHIP QUESTION 

MALDEF April 5, 2019 | CensusMediaNews Releases

Washington, D.C. – A federal court in Maryland today ruled the Trump administration cannot add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census because it violates the Enumeration Clause of the U.S. Constitution and the Administrative Procedure Act.

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GALEO and the Latino Community Fund Announce the Launch of the Georgia Latino Complete Count Committee in Preparation for the 2020 Census

GALEO and the Latino Community Fund Announce the Launch of the Georgia Latino Complete Count Committee in Preparation for the 2020 Census 

April 1, 2019

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GALEO Announces Essay Contest Winners for the 12th Annual Cesar Chavez Day on March 29 at the Georgia State Capitol

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 27th, 2019

(Atlanta, GA) GALEO is proud to recognize the winners for the 12th Annual Cesar Chavez Ceremony. There will be a celebration at the Georgia Capitol on Friday, March 29th.

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NALEO Educational Fund Comments on U.S. Census Bureau Request for Citizenship Data from the Department of Homeland Security

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 7, 2019

CONTACT:

Amanda Bosquez, abosquez@naleo.org                    

(202) 546-2536, (361) 548-6989 (cell)

Paula Valle Castanon, pvalle@naleo.org

(213) 747-7606 ext. 114, (323) 253-6431 (cell)

NALEO Educational Fund Comments on U.S. Census Bureau Request for

Citizenship Data from the Department of Homeland Security

Washington, D.C.  – The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund today released a statement from CEO Arturo Vargas regarding reports of the U.S. Census Bureau’s request for citizenship data from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services:

“The Census Bureau’s 2020 Census operational plan envisions using administrative records from other federal agencies to obtain information about households under certain circumstances, before deploying enumerators to acquire the information.  This includes situations where households return incomplete census forms, or do not respond at all. The use of administrative records to obtain information in these situations – or ‘administrative enumeration’ – is a cost-saving measure the Bureau plans to use more extensively than in previous Censuses. 

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Gwinnett to vote on MARTA Referendum

This March, all eyes will be on Gwinnett as the county prepares to vote for the MARTA referendum, but what exactly is the MARTA referendum? Well, voters will be essentially be voting on an expansion plan that would allow MARTA to expand into Gwinnett; this plan would also include “29 miles of light rail, 13 miles of bus rapid transit lines and three arterial rapid transit routes. Station improvements are included as well”.

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VOTE YES! GALEO Supports the Gwinnett MARTA Referendum

(Norcross, Georgia) – February 25, 2018 –  GALEO encourages Gwinnett County registered voters to ‘VOTE YES’ on the upcoming MARTA referendum election scheduled for March 19th. Expanding MARTA to the county will not only afford Gwinnett hundreds of jobs, but it will also allow residents easy access to the city, as well as the airport, schools, hospitals and entertainment. 

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American Federation of Teachers: Private Prison Risk to Public Pensions Exposed

For Immediate Release
February 5, 2019

Contact:
Andrew Crook
o: 202-393-8637
c: 607-280-6603
acrook@aft.org
www.aft.org

Private Prison Risk to Public Pensions Exposed

AFT Asset Manager ‘Watch List’ Urges Divestment from Firms Profiting off the Mass Incarceration of Communities of Color

WASHINGTON—The American Federation of Teachers is urging public pension funds with more than $3 trillion of deferred wages under management to review their holdings in the wake of a new report exposing how retirement funds are at risk through investments in private prisons that profit from mass incarceration.

“Private Prisons and Investment Risks, Part Two: How Private Prison Companies Fuel Mass Incarceration—and How Public Pension Funds Are at Risk” was released Tuesday by the AFT with the support of 35 other organizations including the Journey for Justice Alliance. The report reveals the direct and indirect investments public pension funds have in CoreCivic and GEO Group, which reap billions each year by jailing minority populations and exploiting the school-to-prison pipeline. The state pension funds named in the report currently hold over $75 million in private prison stock.

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J. Gonzalez, GALEO, Responds to the State of The Union Speech

February, 6, 2019

(Norcross, GA)  Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director, GALEO, released the following statement as reaction to the State of the Union Address by President Trump:

“President Trump once again used fear and lies about immigrants to create the illusion of an imaginary crisis at the southern border.  The fact is that the southern border has never been more secure, and the overwhelming majority of drugs smuggled across our border come in through ports of entry — a border wall would neither make us safer nor stop drug smugglers. 

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Cesar Chavez Essay Contest Deadline Approaching!

(Norcross, Georgia) – January 29, 2018 – GALEO Leadership Council has announced details for the 12th Annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest. The intention of the contest is to increase awareness of the continual plight of farm workers and their contributions to America while honoring civil rights legend Cesar Chavez.

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