Lines are getting long at the ATL airport! 2019 Trump Shut Down & NO Border Wall!

January 15, 2019

We continue with no agreement to re-open the federal government.  Some federal workers are working without pay and some are indefinitely furloughed as the #TrumpShutDown continues.
Despite the fact that he had two years of Republican controlled Congress that did not fund his pet project of the border wall, he now insists it is a “crisis”.  Despite the fact that the president has repeatedly promised that Mexico would pay for the wall, he now want us to pay for the wall.  Despite the fact that national security experts say the wall will not solve our immigration problems, the president insists on demanding funding for it.  He has clearly not demonstrated the capacity for leadership. Recent polling indicates that the President is losing this argument and is blamed for the #TrumpShutDown.

Today, there was an important federal court ruling BLOCKING the Trump Administration on the addition of the citizenship question to the 2020 Census.GALEO, along with many other groups, is part of another federal lawsuit which begins next week on January 22nd in a Maryland federal court.
As we continue 2019, please take a look below at many ways in which you would be able to engage and defend our nation’s democracy.  Now, more than ever, is your voice needed and your actions with our efforts are essential.  Please join us!
Please join our advocacy efforts by joining our texting campaign.  Please stay engaged and respond to important actions by texting the word IMMIGRATION to the short code number 864-237.  This will add you to our texting program to ensure we speak up at needed times.
Please consider the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund as you prioritize your end of the year donations.  Please follow the link here:
Thank you for your support!

Jerry Gonzalez
Executive Director


Apply today for the GALEO Institute for Leadership!  Deadline is approaching!
If you are searching for ways to sharpen your role as a leader within the community, look no further!
Registration for GALEO’s Institute for Leadership 2019 is NOW OPEN!!
Our monthly sessions guide individuals willing to discover new skill sets, networking opportunities, and the chance to work with others on meaningful projects.
Visit our website to learn more information about dates, deadlines, and all that the program has to offer for the rising cohort! #iamGALEO #LatinosEnGA #GAPol
2018 GALEO Institute for Leadership Graduation
2018 GALEO Institute for Leadership Graduation
Ask our U.S. Senators to end the #TrumpShutDown & not to fund the border wall #NoWall
Your U.S. Senators must take a stand to re-open the federal government and not to support the border wall.  You may call them at the numbers below.
Isakson, Johnny – (R – GA)
131 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
Phone:  (202) 224-3643

Perdue, David – (R – GA)
455 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
Phone:  (202) 224-3521
Community Prayer Vigil to #FreeEduardo
Thursday, Jan. 17, 8:30 a.m., at the Atlanta ICE Court
(180 Ted Turner Drive SW) for a prayer vigil to #FreeEduardo.
On Thursday, Eduardo faces his third immigration hearing in the Atlanta ICE Court that will determine whether he can receive a second bond hearing. We need to come together as a community and raise our voices against Eduardo’s unjust detention. Join us. We will also be presenting a petition to ICE officials asking for his immediate release.
BACKGROUND: On Dec. 27th, 2018, immigrant rights leader Eduardo Samaniego was denied bond after 71 days behind bars. He was promptly moved the following day to Irwin County Detention Facility in Ocilla, Georgia, which is widely recognized as one of the most oppressive detention centers in the nation.  Eduardo is held in complete isolation, where his health and mental wellness is rapidly deteriorating. Like many immigrant activists nationally, Eduardo is being targeted by ICE and his case is now being fast-tracked as a direct result of his work to defend immigrant rights.
Anyone and everyone can help! If you can, before the event, reach out to friends or other folks who RSVP and ask if they can help. Roles needed:
1)   Print posters and bring hand-held candles to share at the event (posterboard or banners with the demand and hashtags #FreeEduardo #LibertadParaEduardo #Not1More #90DaysInDetention)
2)   Use social media to spread the news of the event.
3)   Encourage faith leaders to attend the vigil.
4)   Reach out to traditional media contacts (TV, radio, newspaper, etc.)
#TrumpShutDown affecting travel at Atlanta Airport
From the  “Some passengers complained of wait times lasting several hours, with lines stretching from security through the atrium and baggage claim most of the morning.
Airport officials are now warning passengers to arrive at least three hours early to get through security. “

FREE Citizenship Clinic!  Please help us spread the word.

Saturday, January 19th, 2019: CPACS Office.  GALEO is hosting a free citizenship workshop Saturday, January 19th at CPACS Office 3510 Shallowford Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341. At this free naturalization workshop, we will be helping green card holders apply for U.S. citizenship. Green card holders will be given one-on-one assistance in completing their application forms and fee waivers, provided with individual legal review by an attorney, and given a clear list of next steps. SEE STEPS BELOW ON HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE
To register for the event as a potential applicant – REGISTER HERE:
Sabado, 19 de Enero: CPACS Office
Eres un Residente Legal y quieres aplicar para ser Ciudadano Americano? GALEO te puede ayudar. Sabado, 6 de Octobre vamos a tener un taller para la ciudadania en Atlanta para ayudar llenar tu aplicacion de Ciudadania. Vamos a estar en CPACS Office 3510 Shallowford Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341. Por favor haga una reserva llamando 1-888-544-2536 o visita:   PASOS POR DEBAJO EN COMO USTED PUEDE PARTICIPAR
Thank you for all who joined us last year!
GALEO celebrated 15 years of great work in our community!


Red candles showing Nr. 15 Abstract Background for birthday or anniversary party.

15 years Reflection video is available here!

Celebrate 15 years of GALEO! Join us! #iamGALEO
Here is the recap video of our celebration!
El Quince de GALEO
El Quince de GALEO
Celebrate 15 years of GALEO! Join us! #iamGALEO


#iamGALEO #GALatinoVote #gapol
Hall County should have bilingual access in English and Spanish for all elections material!

GALEO and other community members have launched a petition addressed to Hall County Commissioners and the Hall County Elections Board.  Please spread the word!

#HallEspanol #GALatinoVote

Check out our Job Opportunities section on our website!
Are you looking for a new career or job opportunity?  Know someone who is looking for a job?  Also, some volunteer positions will be posted here from time to time.  Please check this link weekly!
GALEO is also seeking an part-time canvassers!  Please email for details.

Join GALEO & become an active member of our network!

Your membership to GALEO supports our work and also allows for you to become part of the GALEO Leadership Council!

GALEO membership is open to anyone who supports our efforts and mission.  Please consider becoming a member to help support our efforts in civic engagement and leadership development of the Latino community in Georgia.  Through your membership, YOU make a difference and add your voice to ours!  Together, we are STRONGER!
Become part of our GALEO Familia by becoming a MEMBER of GALEO.  Once you are a member, you may join our GALEO Leadership Council to engage in the many activities we have going on to promote civic engagement and leadership development of the Latino community.

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