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Citizenship Day Events 2018

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September 6th


Florida

  • City of North Miami, FL: Citizenship Week with Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) & City of North Miami
    • Press conference with the City of North Miami commissioners
    • Lead Contact: Ivan Parra – ivan@floridaimmigrant.org

September 8th


Washington

  • Renton, Moses Lake & and Pasco, WA: Citizenship Day Workshop with One America and local organizations
    • Citizenship Workshop for eligible residents
    • Lead Contact: Mallori Thompson – mallori@weareoneamerica.org
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September 11th


Texas

  • Dallas, TX: Welcoming Week and Citizenship Day Events with Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs, the New Americans Campaign – Dallas, and local organizations
    • Welcoming Week events & Citizenship Day events for community member
    • Lead Contact: Vanna Slaughter – vanna.slaughter@dallascityhall.com
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September 14th


Florida

  • Miami Dade County, FL: Community Stakeholders and Media Roundtable
    • The mayor is announcing the partnership with Miami International Airport for onsite application assistance
    • Lead Contact: Krystina Francois – Krystina.francois@miamidade.gov

Alabama

  • Birmingham, AL: Hispanic Interest Coalition of Birmingham (HICA) Citizenship Day Open House
    • Stories of people who live and yearned to be American will be heard; and, at the same time, Hispanic dishes will be tasted, including a traditional tasting of the tamale for ¡HICA!’s annual holiday tamale sale.
    • Lead Contact: sespinosa@hispanicinterest.org
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September 15th


Arizona

  • Tucson, AZ: Citizenship Day Fair with Tucson’s Mayor’s Office, Mi Familia Vota & International Rescue Committee
    • A fair with application assistance, know your rights, mock interviews, food, and music.
    • Lead Contact: Rachael Milles – rachael.milles@cplc.org

Florida

  • Miami Dade County, FL: North Dade Citizenship Clinic with Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) Office of New Americans and North Dade Regional Library
    • Providing free application assistance at the North Dade Regional Library.
    • Lead Contact: Ivan Parra – ivan@floridaimmigrant.org

Maryland

  • Montgomery County, MD: Citizenship Workshop with CASA, NAC, NALEO, AILA & Montgomery County, MD
    • Eligible residents will be screened for eligibility, and help them to complete N-400 form, as well as the form for fee waiver or reduced fee. CASA also offers a loan through a partnership to afford USCIS fee. Attendees will also learn about citizenship classes and other supporting activities CASA runs to help LPRs have a successful application.
    • Lead Contact: Pablo Blank – pblank@wearecasa.org
  • Montgomery County, MD: Montgomery County Citizenship Day Events with Montgomery County Public Library, CASA, Catholic Charities, AILA
    • Executive Ike Leggett will officially launch the Citizenship Scholarship application at the Montgomery County Public Library branches, Gilchrist Immigration centers, and city hall locations with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Rockville Memorial Library.
    • Lead Contact: Diane Vu – Diane.vu@montgomerycountymd.gov

Oklahoma

  • Tulsa, OK: Citizenship Day “Scavenger Hunt” with the City of Tulsa, YWCA & local organizations
    • Full day Scavenger Hunt that will include local landmarks and highlight areas regional spots, such as our citizenship corners at our local library.
    • Lead Contact: Christina da Silva – cdasilva@cityoftulsa.org

Tennessee

  • Memphis, TN: National Naturalization Day with Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) & Local Organizations
    • Citizenship application assistance
    • Lead Contact: Nancy Quinones – nancy@tnimmigrant.org
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September 17th


New York

  • New York City, New York – Press Release with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA)
    • MOIA will be sending out a press release amplifying efforts to promote naturalization and civic engagement within New York City. MOIA will be promoting NYCitizenship via a LinkNYC ad campaign
    • Lead Contact: Yamilka Mena – YMena@moia.nyc.gov


California

  • Los Angeles, CA: Citizenship Day 2018 Video
    • Mayor Garcetti will record a short clip to celebrate Citizenship Day
    • Lead Contact: Maria Peñaloza – maria.penaloza@lacity.org

  • Los Angeles, CA: Citizenship Clinic & Press Conference with Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
    • Citizenship application assistance and a press conference
    • Lead Contact: Luis Perez – lperez@chirla.org

  • Sacramento, CA: Citizenship Day Resolution with with Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
    • Mayor Steinberg will be issuing a resolution and host a brief media event
    • Lead Contact: Isabel Sanchez – isanchez@chirla.org

Connecticut

  • Hartford, CT: Naturalization Ceremony with Hartford Mayor’s Office
    • Sworn in at the ceremony, a welcoming reception, Passport Services and voter registration
    • Lead Contact: Homa Naficy – naficy@hplct.org

Idaho

  • Boise, ID: Citizenship Workshop with Mayor’s Office, City of Boise and local organizations
    • Citizenship workshop for eligible applicants
    • Lead Contact: Rabiou Manzo – rabiou.manzo@rescue.org

Indiana

  • Indianapolis, IN: Welcoming Week with the Immigrant Welcome Center and Mayor’s Office
    • Local Welcoming Week activities in collaboration with AILA
    • Lead Contact: Terri Downs – downs@immigrantwelcomecenter.org

Louisiana

  • New Orleans, LA: Mayoral Proclamation & Press Release with VAYLA & Mayor’s Office
    • The Mayor office will issue a proclamation to acknowledge Citizenship Day
    • Lead Contact: Minh Nguyen – minhnguyen@vayla-no.org

Maryland

  • Montgomery County: Montgomery County Citizenship Scholarship Application & Citizenship Corners Ribbon – Cutting Ceremony
    • Lead Contact: Kaori Hirakawa – Kaori.Hirakawa@montgomerycountymd.gov

  • Montgomery County, MD: Montgomery County Citizenship Day Events with Montgomery County Public Library, CASA, Catholic Charities, AILA
    • Executive Ike Leggett will officially launch the Citizenship Scholarship application at the Montgomery County Public Library branches, Gilchrist Immigration centers, and city hall locations with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Rockville Memorial Library.
    • Lead Contact: Diane Vu – Diane.vu@montgomerycountymd.gov

New Jersey

  • Princeton, NJ: Naturalization Ceremony with Princeton’s Mayor’s Office
    • Launch County-wide citizenship corners in partnership with the Gilchrist Center and participate in ribbon-cutting ceremony at Rockville Library
    • Lead Contact: Diane Vu – Diane.vu@montgomerycountymd.gov

New Mexico

  • Albuquerque, NM: Naturalization Fair with El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos and the Mayor’s Office
    • Loca citizenship fair
    • Lead Contact: Rachel Lazar – rlazar_elcentro@yahoo.com

  • Rosewell, NM: Viva El Voto Citizenship Celebration with Somos El Pueblo Unido and Local Chapters
    • Description: We will bring together naturalized citizens who have gone through our citizenship program, their families and the community to celebrate and promote citizenship in New Mexico, especially in Southeastern NM.
    • Lead Contact: Marcela Diaz – marcela@somosunpueblounido.org

  • Santa Fe, NM: Oath Ceremony with Somos un Pueblo Unido & Santa Fe Mayor’s Office
    • The Mayor’s Office is co-hosting with the First Judicial Court an oath ceremony in September and will issue a public proclamation recognizing Citizenship Day.
    • Lead Contact: Marcela Diaz – marcela@somosunpueblounido.org

Ohio

  • Lucas County, OH: Welcome TLC newsletter focused solely on Citizenship  
    • Welcome TLC newsletter focused solely on Citizenship, including WHAT, WHY, HOW, and Where are local resources, curated by local Citizenship efforts lead, Patty Hernandez of partner ABLE.
    • Lead Contact: Brittany Ford – BFord@co.lucas.oh.us

Oklahoma

  • Tulsa, OK: Citizenship Day Proclamation with City of Tulsa and YWCA
    • Formal Proclamation of “Citizenship Day” will be emitted with a press release
    • Lead Contact: Christina da Silva – cdasilva@cityoftulsa.org


Pennsylvania

  • York, PA: Citizenship Workshop with CASA & York’s Mayor’s Office
    • Citizenship application assistance for local residents
    • Lead Contact: Pablo Blank – Pblank@wearecasa.org

Washington

  • Redmond, WA: How to Become a US Citizen with Mayor’s Office and Local Organizations
    • Overview of the naturalization process, resource tables, access to Citizenshipworks, information about local classes, and support to get started with the citizenship application
    • Lead Contact: Alaric Bien – abien@redmond.gov
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September 18th


California

  • San Jose, CA: FREE Citizenship Clinic
    • Free citizenship clinic. FREE: Legal consultations to determine eligibility FREE: Application assistance & Study materials
    • Lead Contact: Katiuska Pimentel katiuska@siren-bayarea.org

Oklahoma

  • Tulsa, OK: 918 Immigrant Owned Business Celebration with City of Tulsa & Local Organizations
    • Businesses, in particular immigrant owned, will be highlighted with local art, in addition to offering 918 promotional deals.
    • Lead Contact: Christina da Silva – cdasilva@cityoftulsa.org

Pennsylvania

  • Philadelphia, PA: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Ceremony at Citizens Bank Park with the Philadelphia Mayor’s Office
    • Private naturalization ceremony taking place at Citizens Bank Park prior to the Phillies game. The newly naturalized citizens will be recognized on field following the ceremony. Participants will then be able to enjoy America’s pastime with their families as the Phillies play the New York Mets.
    • Lead Contact: Miriam Enriquez – Miriam.Enriquez@phila.gov

Tennessee

  • Knoxville, TN: Naturalize Now with Mayor’s Office, Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition & Local Organizations
    • Naturalization Workshop with LPRs who have been pre-screened and are ready to complete the paperwork. Mayor Rogero will read a proclamation regarding Citizenship Week.
    • Lead Contact: Nancy Quinones – nancy@tnimmigrant.org
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September 20th


Oklahoma

  • Tulsa, OK: New Tulsans Initiative Welcoming Plan Announced with the City of Tulsa, YWCA and local organizations
    • Lead Contact: Christina da Silva – cdasilva@cityoftulsa.org

Tennessee

  • Chattanooga, TN: National Naturalization Day. Become a Citizen Now! With TIRRC and local organizations
    • Citizenship application assistance
    • Lead Contact: Nancy Quinones – nancy@tnimmigrant.org
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September 21st


Georgia

  • Atlanta, GA: Naturalization Ceremony with Atlanta’s Mayor’s Office
    • Legal Permanent Residents will take the Oath to become American citizens.
    • Lead Contact: Valerie Mills – vmills@atlantaga.gov

Oklahoma

  • Tulsa, OK: Information Workshops for Immigrant Services with City of Tulsa and Local Organizations
    • The City will offer workshops and information on local immigrant services, including naturalization
    • Lead Contact: Christina da Silva – cdasilva@cityoftulsa.org
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September 22nd

Wisconsin

  • Milwaukee, WI: Legal Clinic with Voces de la Frontera
    • Legal clinic and press conference on Citizenship Day
    • Lead Contact: Freya Neumann – freya@vdlf.org

Colorado

  • Denver, CO: Naturalization Workshop with Denver’s Mayor’s Office & Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC)
    • Naturalization workshop
    • Lead Contact: Claudia Castillo – claudia@coloradoimmigrant.org

Florida

  • Miami, FL: Citizenship Day Event with Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC), City of North Miami, City of North Miami Library
    • Citizenship Workshop
    • Lead Contact: ivan Parra – ivan@floridaimmigrant.org

  • Lauderhill, FL: Citizenship Day Event with Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC), Collaboration with Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness
    • Citizenship Workshop
    • Lead Contact: ivan Parra – ivan@floridaimmigrant.org

Idaho

    • Nampa, ID: Free Citizenship Day in Canyon County with International Rescue Committee, Catholic Charities of Idaho, Community Council of Idaho
      • Assist eligible clients with free citizenship application
      • Lead Contact: Rabiou Manzo – rabiou.manzo@rescue.org 

Massachusetts

  • Lowell, MA: Lowell Cities for Citizenship with Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), City of Lowell, Lowell Alliance, Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association
    • Naturalization clinic
    • Lead Contact: Sarang Sekhavat – ssekhavat@miracoalition.org

North Carolina

  • Charlotte, NC: Citizenship Workshop with the Latin American Coalition (LAC)
    • Complete eligible residents with their citizenship application and fee waivers for those that qualify
    • Lead Contact: Jose Hernandez – jhparis@mylac.org

Oklahoma

  • Tulsa, OK: “Americans, ALL” Exhibit with City of Tulsa, YWCA Immigrant Refugee Center and local organizations
    • The Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, commonly known as Gilcrease Museum, houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of art and artifacts of the American West, will be hosting a special exhibit that highlights immigrants featured in art and local immigrant artists,  called “Americans, ALL!”
    • Lead Contact: Christina da Silva – cdasilva@cityoftulsa.org

Tennessee

  • Nashville, TN: National Citizenship Day! with Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC), Hillcrest United Methodist Church and Nashville Noticias
    • Citizenship Application Assistance
    • Lead Contact: Nancy Quinones – nancy@tnimmigrant.org

Texas

  • Houston, TX: Citizenship Forum with the Mayor’s Office, NALEO Educational Fund, BakerRipley, NAC, AILA & UNIVISION
    • Lawful Permanent Residents will be assisted by volunteers and attorneys to fill out their citizenship application form
    • Lead Contact: Benito Juarez – Benito.Juarez@houstontx.gov

Utah

  • Salt Lake City, UT: Citizenship Application Assistance Workshop with Comunidades Unidas, the Mayor’s Office and local organizations
    • Community members will have the opportunity to connect with non-profit legal service providers who can help them prepare the application, ask questions about the citizenship process, and find out if they are eligible to waive the citizenship application fee.
    • Lead Contact: Mayra Cedano – mayra@cuutah.org

Washington

  • Seattle, WA: Citizenship Day Naturalization Clinic with the Mayor’s Office and local organizations
    • Volunteer attorneys, interpreters, and others will be available to assist eligible green card holders with completing their N-400 naturalization application through an organized step-by-step process.
    • Lead Contact: Joaquin Uy – Joaquin.uy@seattle.gov
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September 23rd


Florida

  • Lauderhill, FL: Citizenship Day Event with  Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC), Collaboration with Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness
    • Citizenship Workshop
    • Lead Contact: Ivan Parra – ivan@floridaimmigrant.org
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September 29th


Kentucky

  • Louisville, KY: Naturalization Workshop with Kentucky Refugee Ministries and the Mayor’s Office  
    • Citizenship workshop to assist eligible residents
    • Lead Contact: Rachel Droste – rdroste@kyrm.org
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October 13th


Texas

  • Dallas, TX: My Dallas Citizenship Workshop with Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs the New Americans Campaign – Dallas and local organizations
    • Citizenship workshop for eligible residents
    • Lead Contact: Vanna Slaughter – vanna.slaughter@dallascityhall.com
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October 17th


New Jersey

  • Paterson, NJ: 2018 Naturalization Ceremony at the Great Falls with the Mayor’s Office with Great Falls National Park Service
    • The naturalization ceremony will be a celebration to officially welcome our new citizens.
    • Lead Contact: Rachel Nguyen – rnguyen@patersonnj.gov

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