Strengthening Latino Families in Georgia, Please Sign!

  • by: Gilda Pedraza YoSoyM
  • recipient: Elected Officials, Community Leaders, Non-Profit Executives, Journalists, Business Leaders, Georgia

Latinos are the fastest growing minority in Georgia. The Atlanta Regional Commission expects that by 2040, over 23% of all the population in the 20 metro counties will be Hispanic/Latino. With over US$17.6 billions in purchasing power and over US$1 billion in state/local taxes paid; our economic power that can only grow.

Latinos/Hispanics are an incredible force that positively impact Georgia’s economic development, health and social improvement efforts.

Many organizations work tirelesly to provide information, resources, assistance and care to thousands of families that have made Georgia their home so they can optimize their contributions to their full potential; unfortunately their efforts and priorities are not necesarily matched by many decision makers in the state.

By signing this document you will be supporting the petition of the professionals that have created this document to take into account the following priorities when making and passing laws, reporting on Latino issues, enforcing guidelines and regulations and hiring workers.

You do not have to be Latino or Hispanic to sign, many of the points detailed in the document apply to all minorities in the state.

We welcome all voices!

This petition has been co-created by YoSoyM and dozens of Latino serving non-profit professionals in Georgia

You can DOWNLOAD THE FULL DOCUMENT HERE to read and share.

Elected Officials, Community Leaders, Journalists & Reporters, Professionals, Business & Human Resources Professionals, Law-Enforcing Officials:

We, the signing individuals of this document, ask you to consider the following points when making and enforcing law, reporting on issues, hiring team members and making decisions that affect our families:

- Recognize, the many contributions Latin@s have made in Georgia as well as acknowledge our enormous potential and role in the state’s future as an entrepreneurial minority.

- Strive for an holistic and comprehensive media coverage that focuses in contributions, challenges, achievements, in addition to immigration reform.

- Have a firm decision from local governments to opt-out of enforcing Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention procedures for individuals without criminal records so families do not live in fear.

- If you belong to a police department or a school, commit to protect our hard-working community from scams, violence against women and children and racial profiling.

- Increase funding and outreach focused on Latinas as key decision makers in strengthening families and the community in general

-Increase outreach and funding for Latin@s interested in health related careers and occupations as a way to address the immense gap between needs and culturally competent service providers.

- Improve the overall access to Latin@s to services and programs offered in the state.

Please download a copy of the full paper to be uses as an advocacy and educational tool HERE

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