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Do Your Kids Speak Spanish?

Francesca Burke

August 12th, 2019

Language is inextricably tied to culture and ethnicity. Yet, sometimes the connection between them cannot be neatly summed up with a sentence like: “All Latinos speak Spanish.”

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#HATEFREEGA COALITION RESPONDS TO MASS SHOOTING IN EL PASO, TEXAS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mallory Harris – (404) 660-6474
info@maurasvoice.org
Shelley Rose – (678) 938-1399
srose@adl.org

Atlanta, GA, August 7, 2019 … #HateFreeGA coalition partners GLAHR, GALEO, Urban League,
Maura’s Voice and ADL will hold a press conference on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 12:00 PM EST
at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta to renew their call for hate crime legislation to be passed in
Georgia. Representatives from the Coalition for a Hate Free Georgia will also be in attendance.

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Washington Post Oped: Call the El Paso shooting what it is: Domestic terrorism against the Hispanic community

Stephanie Valencia

August 6, 2019

In response to the tragic El Paso shooting on Saturday, dozens and dozens of Latino leaders across the country signed onto an oped that ran in the Washington Post online edition on Tuesday, August 6th. In addition to the signers who appeared in the online edition, the following people have also signed onto the letter (last updated at 6:45PM ET, on Tuesday, August 6, 2019).

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NALEO and NALEO Educational Fund Respond to Act of Violence and Hate in El Paso

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 6, 2019

Hate crime marks one of the deadliest attacks on Latinos in the history of the United States

Washington, D.C.  – The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) and NALEO Educational Fund today released a statement from their Boards of Directors Executive Committees regarding the recent acts of violence and hate in El Paso, Texas.

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MALDEF STATEMENT ON EL PASO AND DAYTON MASS SHOOTINGS

PRESS STATEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION 

August 4, 2019

(LOS ANGELES) – Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel of MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) released the following statement on the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and in Dayton, Ohio:“MALDEF mourns the loss of so many innocent lives this weekend in El Paso and Dayton.

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287 (g) and our Community

Stephanie Gomez

July 29, 2019

Our state is divided into 159 counties all within the jurisdiction of different sheriffs and police departments. A Sheriff is an elected or appointed official who has the authority to arrest, process, and detain criminals, look into complaints, and conduct criminal investigations. Sheriffs play a vital role in the community because they oversee the county’s law enforcement department, decide how to persecute people that have violated the law, and enforce rules and regulations. Currently, a controversial program that many Sheriffs across the country are implementing is 287 (g). 

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How Latinos Paved the Way For Brown v. Board of Education

Stephanie Gomez

July 19, 2019

Anyone who has taken a United States history course is familiar with Brown v. Board of Education. This landmark case declared school segregation to be unconstitutional and ended the separate but equal doctrine. However, many are unfamiliar with the case that paved the way for this historic ruling. Mendez v. Westminster was the, “first successful federal school desegregation decision in the United States” (CRF).

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Una Exposición de Arte y Aceptación

Francesca Burke

17 de Julio del 2019

Cuando entré a la exposición de arte, leí la palabra “contrapunto” en letras grandes en la pared sin explicación. Yo sabía que esta exposición era una combinación de artistas latinoamericanos en Georgia, pero creí que “contrapunto” significaba solamente un punto de vista alternativo.

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President Donald J. Trump Backing Away From Citizenship Question Effort Marks Win for Latino Community, Democracy and Nation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
July 11, 2019

The damage has already been done, however, making it vital for the Administration to act swiftly to restore the credibility of the U.S. Census Bureau with Latinos and the American public
 
NALEO Educational Fund is prepared to do its part to ensure a full and accurate count in Census 2020, including the operation of our toll-free bilingual census hotline 877-EL-CENSO

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GALEO & MALDEF STATEMENTS ON TRUMP’S CONCESSION TO ABANDON CENSUS LEGAL FIGHT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 12, 2019

Contact:  Jerry Gonzalez, GALEO, jerry@galeo.org, 678.691.1086
(Norcross, GA) – Donald J. Trump conceded yesterday that his administration will no longer pursue a legal fight to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. The president’s statement comes in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling late last month and federal court orders blocking the addition of a citizenship question. 

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