Contact: Maria Duarte, Program Coordinator at GALEO, 404.745.2433 or email@example.com
February 28, 2012 - (Atlanta, GA)----The Georgia Latino Vote 2012 Campaign is delighted to announce the winners for the "ˇÓrale 10! T-Shirt Logo Design Contest." The contest is one of several activities planned to raise awareness about increasing and mobilizing Latino voters in the 2012 election in Georgia.
The ˇÓrale! T-Shirt Logo Design Contest was open to all
high school students and adults residing in the state of Georgia regardless of race, ethnicity or citizenship status. Entries were judged by official judges and also by voters on the Orale 10 Facebook page. Through the generous donation of Kuck Immigration Partners, LLC, the first place prize is an iPad 2. Over 3380 of votes were casted on the Orale Facebook page. A big thank you to all contest participants for sharing their talent with us and their commitment to mobilizing Latino voters in the 2012 election. To see all the logo designs, visit this link.
1st Prize Winner:
Yehimi Cambron, DeKalb County
- 1st Place: Yehimi Cambron, Dekalb County
- 2nd Place: Jose Ibarra, Hall County
- 3rd Place: Maria Garcia-Aguilar, Henry County
Winners will be recognized at the GALEO "Cocktails for a Cause" event at the Buckhead Club on Wednesday, February 29th, 5:45 PM.
GALEO also thanks our contest judges for their time and artistic eye. We appreciate your support of the Georgia Latino Vote 2012 ˇÓrale 10! Efforts.
Georgia Latino Vote 2012 T-shirt logo Judges:
- Angela Hurtado, Co-founder of HOPE
- Carlos Solis, Artist, Carlos A. Solis
- Everardo "El Tigre" Lopez, Radio Personality, El Patron 105.3
- Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director, GALEO
- Melanie Pierce, Artist and Curator, gallery1526
- Phillip Choi, Student and Intern with GALEO
ˇÓrale 10! is an initiative of the Georgia Latino Vote Campaign. The Georgia Latino Vote Campaign began in 2004 as a non-partisan Latino voter registration and mobilization effort. Today, it remains the largest effort of its kind in the state of Georgia. The ˇÓrale 10! initiative was launched in 2010 in light of state anti-immigrant legislative initiatives that spread throughout the country. In order to prevent these types of legislation and anti-Latino and anti-immigrant sentiment among some elected officials, Latinos must engage in the electoral process.
The ˇÓrale 10! intiative invites any community member in Georgia to take the pledge of 10 to register 10 new voters, volunteer 10 hours of his/her time to register voters, or donate $10 towards the Georgia Latino Vote campaign. Community members can visit www.orale10.comto take the Pledge of 10.
"The Latino electorate in Georgia is growing and will be stronger in 2012. It has grown from only about 10,000 voters in 2003 to well over 150,000 by 2009. Latinos in Georgia also out performed voter participation rates when compared to the national participation rates. Certainly, competitive races could be determined by the outcome of a committed and engaged citizenry. We will strive to make an impact in every election in 2012," said Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO.
A video contest will follow in March 2012 to promote Latino engagement in the 2012 election cycle.