GALEO Institute for Leadership Graduated 25 New Leaders from Georgia State University’s Goizueta Scholarship Program

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Jennifer Zenteno Pearce, Program Coordinator,
GALEO & the GALEO Latino Community Development Fund
(Atlanta, GA): April 12th, 2019 –  GALEO graduated 25 new leaders from the GALEO Institute for Leadership at Georgia State University (GSU), in partnership with their Goizueta Scholarship program managed under GSU’s Latino Student Services & Outreach, which held a graduation reception on Friday, April 12th at the university campus.
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MALDEF April 5, 2019 | CensusMediaNews Releases

Washington, D.C. – A federal court in Maryland today ruled the Trump administration cannot add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census because it violates the Enumeration Clause of the U.S. Constitution and the Administrative Procedure Act.

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NALEO Educational Fund Comments on U.S. Census Bureau Request for Citizenship Data from the Department of Homeland Security


March 7, 2019


Amanda Bosquez,                    

(202) 546-2536, (361) 548-6989 (cell)

Paula Valle Castanon,

(213) 747-7606 ext. 114, (323) 253-6431 (cell)

NALEO Educational Fund Comments on U.S. Census Bureau Request for

Citizenship Data from the Department of Homeland Security

Washington, D.C.  – The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund today released a statement from CEO Arturo Vargas regarding reports of the U.S. Census Bureau’s request for citizenship data from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services:

“The Census Bureau’s 2020 Census operational plan envisions using administrative records from other federal agencies to obtain information about households under certain circumstances, before deploying enumerators to acquire the information.  This includes situations where households return incomplete census forms, or do not respond at all. The use of administrative records to obtain information in these situations – or ‘administrative enumeration’ – is a cost-saving measure the Bureau plans to use more extensively than in previous Censuses. 

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Gwinnett to vote on MARTA Referendum

This March, all eyes will be on Gwinnett as the county prepares to vote for the MARTA referendum, but what exactly is the MARTA referendum? Well, voters will be essentially be voting on an expansion plan that would allow MARTA to expand into Gwinnett; this plan would also include “29 miles of light rail, 13 miles of bus rapid transit lines and three arterial rapid transit routes. Station improvements are included as well”.

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VOTE YES! GALEO Supports the Gwinnett MARTA Referendum

(Norcross, Georgia) – February 25, 2018 –  GALEO encourages Gwinnett County registered voters to ‘VOTE YES’ on the upcoming MARTA referendum election scheduled for March 19th. Expanding MARTA to the county will not only afford Gwinnett hundreds of jobs, but it will also allow residents easy access to the city, as well as the airport, schools, hospitals and entertainment. 

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American Federation of Teachers: Private Prison Risk to Public Pensions Exposed

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February 5, 2019

Andrew Crook
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Private Prison Risk to Public Pensions Exposed

AFT Asset Manager ‘Watch List’ Urges Divestment from Firms Profiting off the Mass Incarceration of Communities of Color

WASHINGTON—The American Federation of Teachers is urging public pension funds with more than $3 trillion of deferred wages under management to review their holdings in the wake of a new report exposing how retirement funds are at risk through investments in private prisons that profit from mass incarceration.

“Private Prisons and Investment Risks, Part Two: How Private Prison Companies Fuel Mass Incarceration—and How Public Pension Funds Are at Risk” was released Tuesday by the AFT with the support of 35 other organizations including the Journey for Justice Alliance. The report reveals the direct and indirect investments public pension funds have in CoreCivic and GEO Group, which reap billions each year by jailing minority populations and exploiting the school-to-prison pipeline. The state pension funds named in the report currently hold over $75 million in private prison stock.

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