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Jerry Gonzalez, Two-Party Georgia Oral History Project

TPGA-081. Jerry Gonzalez interviewed by Katie Schank on May 21, 2019 in Norcross, GA. For more information about the Two-Party Georgia Oral History Project, visit the finding aid for the collection http://russelldoc.galib.uga.edu/russell/view?docId=ead/RBRL425TPGA-ead.xml;query=tpga;brand=default

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What happens after the Census?

Nancy Ramirez

November 27th, 2019

By now, you have probably heard about the census already and its significance. It is important to be informed because the Census is our opportunity to help our state get representation and funding. April 1, 2020 will be Census day, but once we fill it out, what happens next? What happens after the census is over?

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Define “Latinx”

Karen Padilla

November 27th, 2019

For years we have grown up using the terms Latino or Latina, but in recent years the term Latinx has risen. Many people do not understand why an ‘x’ was added to the term, however it is a term coined to be inclusive to all people. Latinx helps to group those who do not conform to a certain gender, which was coined in 2004 by the LGBT community, however by 2014-2015, people from academia, journalists and activists recognized the term. If we revert to the Spanish language, every person, object, or place has a feminine or masculine pronoun, however there are people who identify as gender fluid, gender non-conforming, genderqueer, queer, etc. Latinx was created for people of Latin origin to be included in any conversation without referring to male or female only. Such as people who do not use she/her/him/his, instead their pronouns are they/their.

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PRESS RELEASE

November 21, 2019

Georgia Advisory Committee to the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights

Releases Report: Disability Rights and Civil Rights

The Georgia Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released Disability Rights and Civil Rights in Georgia, a report on the status of disability rights in the state. The report is based primarily on testimony collected at a public meeting in Atlanta in February 2018; a web briefing in July 2018; and written testimony submitted to the Committee during a public comment period.

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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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