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To all Concerned:

Listed below is information about HB978. It passed the House and is currently being considered by the Senate. In order to stop this bill you persons senate representatives and members.

Your calls opposing HB978 are CRITICAL!

Make your calls to your State Senator today. HB978 is being considered in the Senate Public Safety Committee on March 6, 2008, 2:00 PM. AILA and GALEO urge you to call the Senators in the committee and urge them to vote NO. The legislation would allow for the taking of private property, vehicle for now, of anyone who is not able to prove legal status for any traffic violation or traffic accident (Rep. James Mills, R-Gainesville).

GALEO NOTE: This legislation again targets undocumented immigrants which are not allowed to have access to driver’s licenses of vehicle tags. Now, Georgia’s legislature wants to seize vehicles of undocumented immigrants. HB978 has been expanded for all minor traffic violations as well. Remember that this legislation states that it is OK for the state to TAKE private property away, even from business owners who employ immigrants. Obviously, there are serious property rights issues and due process concerns with this legislation. Furthermore, this would lead to further racial profiling against all immigrants in our state.

Youth job fair & summer internship program: March 8 in South Fulton

Fulton County Human Services Department’s Office of Workforce Development will hold a Youth Job Fair this spring to assist young people throughout Fulton County in securing summer employment in 2008. The event will take place on the following date and location:
South Fulton Youth Job Fair
Where: Georgia International Conference Center
2000 Convention Center Concourse
College Park, Georgia 30337
(off Camp Creek Parkway)
When: Saturday, March 8, 2008
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The fair is free to attend. All attendees are encouraged to bring as many copies of their resumes as possible and to dress professionally. Many employers will be interviewing on-the-spot and all attendees should be prepared for the possibility.

The Youth Job Fairs are a program of the Human Services Office of Workforce Development, with support from the Workforce Investment Act and are intended to give young people an opportunity to get a jump-start on finding summer jobs.

For some of the young people living in Fulton County, summer employment is not just a way to save up some spending money for college it is a way to help support their families, when they are not in school.

The Human Services Department’s Office of Workforce Development is thrilled to be able to assist in making that process a little easier and less time-consuming, said Burrell Billingslea, Division Manager, for the Human Services Department’s Office of Workforce Development.

The Human Services Department of Fulton County exists to serve as a support system for individuals and community based programs that are working together to shape and enhance the lives of people, families and communities. To learn more about the Fulton County Human Services Department and the Office of Aging, please visit the website or call 404-730-6000 for Senior Information and Assistance.


If you have children in the 18-24 age group or friends with young adults in this age group, or you know a young adult who could benefit from an internship program: Visit http://www.yearup. org/ for information about this Paid Internship/Training Program for Youth

Year Up is an intensive one-year training program for young adults ages 18 to 24 who provide Fortune 100 companies like Merrill Lynch, American Express, Lehman Brothers and Bank of America with Information Technology entry-level talent. Throughout the course of one year, our students earn up to 16 college credits from Pace University, learn technical and professional skills and are placed in paid internships. Year Up is currently recruiting student for our next class of young professionals. We are looking for High School graduates or GED recipients ages 18-24 who may not know what to do next attend college or work full-time.

For more information on Year Up Please visit their Website www.yearup.org

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