Newly Naturalized Voters in Georgia Are Determinant on the Outcome of the Upcoming Midterm Elections, New Report Reveals

CLICK HERE FOR LIVESTREAM FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 23, 2022 Newly Naturalized Voters in Georgia Are Determinant on the Outcome of the Upcoming Midterm Elections, New Report Reveals WHAT: The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), GALEO, Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta, and CASA will hold a joint press conference to […]

GALEO STATEMENT ON BIDEN V. TEXAS RULING

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Biden Administration can end the Migrant Protection Protocols that were enacted during the Trump Administration.  The Remain in Mexico policy- also known as the Migrant Protection Protocols- has contributed to inhumane and dangerous conditions for migrants and asylum-seekers at the U.S. – Mexico border.  Several organizations have documented […]

Voting Rights Organizations Challenge Cobb County School Board Map Denying Equal Representation to Voters of Color

ATLANTA – TODAY The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ), ACLU of Georgia, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyer’s Committee) and Schulte, Roth & Zabel LLP (SRZ), filed litigation challenging the Cobb County School Board map for intentionally discriminating against communities of color, particularly Black and Latinx voters, by “packing” them into a small number of districts to dilute […]

Alejandro Chavez, Grandson of Cesar Chavez, joins GALEO as Deputy Director

NORCROSS — Today, GALEO announces the new Deputy Director, Alejandro Chavez, grandson of legendary activist Cesar Chavez. Alejandro joins the efforts of GALEO to continue to build civic engagement and leadership development of the Latinx community in Georgia. Alejandro (He/Him/Él) was born into the world of advocacy for Latinx rights. As Cesar Chavez’s grandson, organizing and leadership development are in his blood. […]

GALEO Celebrates The Largest Cohort to Ever Graduate ​Their Leadership Program

ATLANTA, GA — Last week, GALEO celebrated the largest Georgia State University cohort that has ever graduated from the GALEO Institute for Leadership program. The class had 42 students, adding to the total of 821 graduates from the GIL program. The GSU cohort received workshops from experienced facilitators like Juliana Henao, Diana Vela, Leri Argueta, Dr. […]

Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Colleagues, Introduce the Time Off to Vote Act

Press Release WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Nikema Williams (GA-05) helped introduce the Time Off to Vote Act, legislation that would require employers to give their workers paid time off to vote in federal elections. In Georgia, employers are only required to give a maximum of two hours of time off to vote, but none if polls are open […]

GALEO Announces the 2022 Annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest

NORCROSS, GEORGIA – The GALEO Leadership Council has announced details for the 15th Annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest. The intention of the contest is to increase awareness of the continual plight of farmworkers and their contributions to America while honoring civil rights legend Cesar Chavez. Chavez’s leadership was critical to organizing farm workers and founding what is […]

GALEO INSTITUTE FOR LEADERSHIP LAUNCHES 2022 PROGRAM

ATLANTA, GA – Today, the GALEO Institute for Leadership begins applications for their 2022 program. With over 700 alumni, the GIL program strives to prepare knowledgeable, skilled, empowered, and action-oriented leaders. Participants from diverse backgrounds and perspectives collaborate together to understand themselves and their role as community leaders while improving their existing leadership skills.  These skills […]