Naturalize NOW

The Naturalize NOW campaign is a nationally coordinated nonpartisan effort to encourage eligible legal permanent residents to take the first step in participating in America’s democracy by becoming a U.S. citizen. Through over 375 application assistance events, communications, outreach, and coordinated policy strategies, Naturalize NOW is expanding access to citizenship, civic engagement, and permanent protection for immigrant communities.

The overall goal of the Naturalize NOW campaign is to move 1,000,000 people to apply for citizenship in 2017. Across the country, 8.8 million people are eligible to naturalize but haven’t done so yet. 3.7 million of them could become citizens for free or for a reduced cost, using available fee waivers.

The Naturalize NOW campaigns features events led by community partners, mayor’s offices, members of congress, and labor unions who recognize that naturalization is a critical strategy to build power and secure protection for immigrant communities.



NPNA is harnessing the collective power and resources of the country’s 37 largest regional immigrant rights organizations in 30 states.

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