georgia association of latino elected officials

Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials

galeo.org. Formed in 2003, Executive Director is Jerry Gonzalez, former Legislative Policy Analyst for MALDEF.

"Nucleus" comprised of Senator Sam Zamarripa (SD-36), Representative Pedro Marin (HD-66) and Judge Tony del Campo (DeKalb County State Court)

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"Reform Immigration For America": business, labor, CAP, NCLR, CHIRLA begin new push; summit, townhall meeting; John Quigley - 06/01/09

A new group called "Reform Immigration For America" recently launched in order to push for comprehensive immigration reform, aka amnesty. They're a coalition of business, labor, and far-left/racial power groups; see their slick site here: reformimmigrationforamerica.org.

Jerry Gonzalez of GALEO on Georgia's "anti-immigrant" views - 04/02/09

Jerry Gonzalez - a former MALDEF Legislative Policy Analyst now with the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials takes to the pages of the Atlanta Journal Constitution with "Anti-immigrant view hurts state" (

Jerry Gonzalez - 10/13/07

From this: Jerry Gonzalez is Executive Director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials and former Legislative Policy Analyst for MALDEF.

Curt Thompson: Urges Calm and Practicality - 10/03/07

link: galeo . org/story.php?story_id=0000003303 State Sen. Curt Thompson: Urges Calm and Practicality, "stay calm, stay put and get involved" Found in Mundo HispanicoWritten by Senator Curt ThompsonPosted on 2007-07-11 Originally published in Spanish in Mundo Hispanico on July 5, 2007. Posted on GALEO on 7/10/07 in English, courtesy of Sen. Curt Thompson. This version is unedited and is slightly different than the print version. The Spanish print version was edited for space.

Curt Thompson Teodoro Maus press conference article - 07/11/07

cache Li­deres afro americanos y latinos repudian comentarios de Perdue (Monday, 18 September 2006) -

100+ Hispanic groups send letter supporting illegal immigration, opposing raids - 05/08/07

The National Council of La Raza ("The Race") has led the charge to send a letter to president Bush (cc'ed to Michael Chertoff and Julie Myers) complaining about the recent workplace raids [1]. The list of "grassroots" organizations involved is in the extended entry, and some are "interesting": CASA of Maryland, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (one of whose founders marched alongside a former Mexican consul general in an illegal immigration march), the odious Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (their president is linked to...

May Day 2007: Peter Prengaman ignores Mexico links - 05/01/07

Peter Prengaman of the AP has a habit of not revealing the material affiliations of those he quotes. The latest instance comes in the much-updated "Protesters Press for Path to Citizenship": ..."If we don't act, then both the Democratic and Republican parties can go back to their comfort zones and do nothing," said Angelica Salas, director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA). "They won't have the courage to resolve a major situation for millions of people." ..."They announced the decision first and then they called us to consult us," said Jorge Mujica, a...

Latinos speak out against Cherokee County ordinance - 12/01/06

[[Atlanta Latino]]/[[Eugenia Miranda]]/[[November 30, 2006]]/ link Hispanic and non-Hispanic Cherokee County residents, Latino community leaders, lawyers, religious groups and corporate representatives showed up to voice their opinions about an ordinance that would keep undocumented residents from renting apartments or homes in Cherokee County.

October 7 Atlanta march - 10/12/06

Was originally to be the September 30 Atlanta march but was rescheduled. One of the organizers is Teodoro Maus, a former Mexican consul general.

Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials GALEO Is Launched by Leading Georgia Hispanic Representatives - 10/12/06

[[//www.hispanicbusiness.com/news/newsbyid.asp?id=13342 press release]]/[[October 29, 2003]] (presumed)

Lowery: Latinos, blacks need to unite - 10/12/06

[[Atlanta Journal-Constitution]]/[[Shelia Poole]]/[[October 12, 2006]]/ link The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery on Wednesday urged Latinos and African Americans to form alliances to build a political and civil rights powerhouse. Lowery, president emeritus of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, compared the immigrant rights movement today to yesterday's civil rights movement.

Democrats Sam Zamarripa, Pedro Marin at march organized by former Mexican consul - 10/09/06

Yet another illegal immigration march was held on Saturday. This was in Atlanta and only an estimated 2000 people showed up. One of the organizers of the march was a former Mexican consul general. Two local Democratic Party elected officials led the march. This is yet another link between the Democratic Party and the Mexican government or institutions. According to the report "Latinos call for legalization": State Sen.

Latinos call for legalization - 10/08/06

Atlanta Journal-Constitution/Mary Lou Pickel/[[October 8, 2006]]/ link About 2,000 people marched near the state Capitol on Saturday, pushing strollers, carrying American flags and calling for legalization of all illegal immigrants (and an end to deportations).

Links between the Democratic Party and the Mexican government - 04/22/06

Many Democratic politicians and pundits supported the recent illegal immigration marches, and some Democratic politicians appeared at some of the rallies or even helped organize some of them. And, some other organizers of the rallies have various kinds of links to the government of Mexico. While that's not enough to claim that the Democratic Party has direct links to the Mexican government, they are clearly part of the same network. And, that should be disturbing to the millions of more moderate members of that party. Here are the current known links:

Anna Johnson/AP's pro-illegal immigration propaganda - 04/14/06

Anna Johnson of the AP offers "Some Immigration Marchers Pay High Price". Let's see if we can spot errors as early as the first paragraph: Six employees at a seafood restaurant in Houston were fired this week after skipping work to take part in a pro-immigration march.

AJC: "House immigration bill crosses line" - 12/30/05

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has a canard-packed editorial opposing HR 4437 here. Since it's a stock editorial such as the ones offered by the WaPo, discussing it in depth would be superfluous. However, they do include this: Members of organizations that teach English to immigrants or provide social services might be subject to jail terms, according to Jerry Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Associa

"Legislators target illegal immigrants" - 03/02/05

MSNBC reprints an Atlanta Business Chronicle article about illegal immigration in Atlanta. It has some legislators saying really good things, as well as the usual cheap labor pimps chiming in. One of the people from the wrong side is Sam Zamarippa. The article does not, of course, mention anything like what you can find at that link. Zamarippa and current/former GA Rep.

Mexican agents in the state houses? - 02/28/04

FoxNews recently published 'Georgia Latinos Object to 'Illegal Aliens' Label': Each year, nearly 1 million foreigners unlawfully sneak into the United States. But don't call them "illegal aliens" because that's the moral equivalent of a racial slur, according to the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials. "We do find that term very offensive and liken it to the 'n' word as well," GALEO Executive Director Kerry Gonzalez said... I like Fox's tone.