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Visión 2020

Karen Padilla

20 de noviembre del 2019

¿Sabe usted que es el Censo? El Censo es una cuenta de todas las personas que viven en los Estados Unidos cada diez años. Quizás se pregunte porque importa una cuenta, pero es una de las cosas más importantes que puedes hacer como habitante de los Estados Unidos. El censo nos afecta a todos; recibimos fondos para escuelas, hospitales, e infraestructura del censo.

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El Proceso de un Juicio Político

Nancy Ramirez

20 de noviembre del 2019

¿Qué necesita saber?

Un juicio político es un delito, o traición contra los Estados Unidos que también puede significar que han puesto en duda la integridad de los Estados Unidos. El proceso típico resulta en el reemplazo de un político de la oficina. Para poder empezar un juicio político debe de haber una razón adecuada.

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GALEO Institute for Leadership Graduated New Leaders on Saturday

Graduates join 678 alumni of the GALEO Institute for Leadershi

GALEO Institute for Leadership Class of 2019
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GALEO Institute for Leadership, in Partnership with UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute, Nationally Recognized, Accepting 2020 Applications: Apply Today!

Press Release: GALEO Institute for Leadership, in Partnership with UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute, Nationally Recognized, Accepting 2020 Applications: Apply Today!

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Vote local! YOUR voice matters!

Nancy Ramirez

October 22, 2019

WHEN SHOULD WE VOTE?

When do people vote?

Elections don’t just happen every four years! Many registered voters only vote every four years, despite elections occurring approximately every year. There are both federal and local elections that happen annually. The highest voter turnout occurs during presidential elections. Voter turnout for presidential and midterm elections ranges from 40-60%[1], and for local elections it is much lower.

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Where will you be on November 5th?

Karen Padilla

October 22, 2019

Most people are familiar with midterm and presidential elections. 2019 is also an election year; this year cities are having municipal elections. It is important to consider voting in the municipal elections as these council members will create policies and regulations that will specifically benefit your city. The decisions that local governments make directly affect you as a voter as they are responsible for public transit, alcohol ordinances, school quality, etc. Your vote will make a difference in your community and your life. For more information on who your candidates are, the following municipalities will be having elections November 5, 2019: Doraville, Gainesville, Smyrna, and Norcross. Meet your candidates: 

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UGA’s Russell Library and GALEO Partner to Preserve Georgia’s Latino and Hispanic History

UGA’s Russell Library and GALEO Partner to Preserve Georgia’s Latino and Hispanic History

October 4, 2019 (Athens, GA) – The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at the University of Georgia Libraries and the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) and GALEO Latino Community Development Fund (LCDF) announce a statewide initiative to document the contributions the Latino and Hispanic communities have made to the landscape of modern Georgia politics.  To ensure the most comprehensive documentation and accessibility of the political history of all of Georgia’s citizens, the Russell Library and GALEO will work to identify and document people and organizations representing the interests of the Latino and Hispanic communities. This effort will preserve traditional records and manuscripts and capture oral histories with elected officials, activists, and business leaders.

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GALEO & the Anti-Defamation League Deeply Disturbed by Gwinnett County GOP Hosting Anti-Immigrant Speaker at Monthly Meeting

GALEO & the Anti-Defamation League Deeply Disturbed by Gwinnett County GOP Hosting Anti-Immigrant Speaker at Monthly Meeting

Contact:  LaVita Tuff, ADL Southeast (470) 487-0423 ltuff@adl.org

Jerry Gonzalez, GALEO (678) 691-1086 jerry@galeo.org

Georgia Groups Deeply Disturbed by Gwinnett County GOP Hosting Anti-Immigrant Speaker at Monthly Meeting

Atlanta, Georgia, October 3, 2019… The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) strongly condemn Gwinnett County GOP’s speaking invitation to D.A. King, someone who vocally supports and spews irrational hatred against immigrants, as the keynote speaker for their upcoming meeting. A nationally known figure who proudly touts racist and anti-Hispanic views, D.A. King has a long history of using words of hatred.

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The Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Announces the 50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia

GALEO Members and Supporters Make up 30% of the List

Atlanta, GA – September 9, 2019 – It is that time of the year again- The Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has revealed their annual “50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia” for 2019! It is an honor to see several members from our GALEO Familia receive recognition for their admirable community work.

The list of nominees includes members both past and present, including our GALEO Institute for Leadership (GIL) Alumni, GALEO Leadership Council (GLC) Alumni, former and current board members, active GALEO members & GALEO supporters.

We would like to congratulate all of our GALEO members and to all others on the list!

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Why we don’t Vote

Stephania Ortez

August 14, 2019

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2016, approximately 1 in 7 American citizens who were of voting age self-reported that they were not registered to vote.Not being registered to vote is one of the many impediments that prevent eligible participates from voting. Individuals may even feel discouraged to vote due to reasons ranging from feeling uninformed on current elections to not have having time to wait in line to vote. Addressing these issues can make an individual’s voting experience far more accessible. Read below for easy fixes for the most common voting issues!

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