|For Immediate Release
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Contact: Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director, GALEO, firstname.lastname@example.org, 404.745.2580
ATLANTA - Additional groups are stepping up in opposition to SB67, English-only for Drivers' License Exams legislation. Groups are calling on strong leadership by Governor Sonny Perdue and Georgia House Speaker David Ralston to stop the legislation. If it becomes law, SB67 would make Georgia the most restrictive state in the nation for access to drivers' licenses. The groups believe that SB67 would also send an unwelcome message for the attraction of foreign investment to our state.
WHAT: Press Conference announcing growing and strong opposition to SB67, English-only for Drivers' License Exams legislation.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 9:30 AM TO 10:30 AM
WHERE: ATLANTA - GEORGIA STATE CAPITOL BUILDING - Outside the Capitol on the Washington Street Side
- Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director, GALEO
- Dr. Juan Andrade, United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI based in Chicago, IL)
- Millie Irizarry, Chief Executive Officer, Latin American Association
- Willy Blanco, Asian Pacific American Council, an umbrella organization of 15 Asian groups in Georgia
- Rev. Timothy McDonald, III, National President of The African American Ministers In Action & Pastor of First Iconium Baptist Church
- Mersada Mujkanovic, a new American who was a Bosnian refugee and Alumni of the GALEO Institute for Leadership
- Alexis Dalmat, Culture Connect, Inc.
- Florence Acevedo, President & Founder, Guatemalan American Chamber of Commerce
- Hilda Reardon, Co-Chair of the Immigration Task Force, Atlantans Building Leadership for Empowerment (ABLE)
- Aparna Bhattacharyya, Raksha
- Victoria Kingsland, Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta ED
- Rashid Kanyare, SomaliAmerican Community Center, Inc.
- Jessica Nunan, Camina Latino
- Helen Butler, Coalition for the Peoples' Agenda
- D. BryAnn Chen, Refugee Women's Network, Inc.
- Susan Pavlin, Refugee Family Services
- Larry Pellegrini, Georgia Rural Urban Summit
- Erik Voss, International Center of Atlanta
- Xochitl Bervera, Georgia Latino Alliance of Human Rights (GLAHR)
- Rich Pellegrino, Cobb Immigrant Alliance
- Aaron Ortiz-Santos, Hernan Taylor & Lee, LLC
- Georgia Refugee Policy Initiative
- Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS)
- Other groups are coordinating and mounting opposition this week.
Please contact Governor Perdue and House Speaker Ralston and ask them to stop SB67=KIA GO HOME
bill before it further hurts Georgia's efforts in economic development. Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue
/ Fax: 404.657.7332
Or online: http://gov.georgia.gov/00/gov/contact_us/0,2657,78006749_94820188,00.htmlHouse Speaker David Ralston
/ Fax: 404.656.5644