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Houston – Naturalize Now, Houston! is an unprecedented public-private partnership working to help people in greater Houston who are eligible for U.S. citizenship apply for this life-changing experience, and turn Houston into Citizenship Capital, USA. On International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting some of the women leading this initiative. Throughout Women’s History Month (March), we will continue to showcase amazing women behind this effort.

Naturalize Now, Houston! just launched video/TV ads in English and Spanish, with versions in Korean, Hindi, Vietnamese, Swahili, and Kinyarwanda in the works. The ads can be shared and downloaded here. Print and audio versions of the ad are also available at the link. 

“On this International Women’s Day, I want to encourage all eligible women to naturalize. We’re already such an amazing asset to this county, and by naturalizing we become even more of a force. The process can seem difficult or unattainable to some, but women have shown over and over again that nothing is impossible. Let’s continue joining forces in helping and encouraging all the dear women in our lives to take the next step and naturalize to become participants of the democracy in this country.,” said Dayana Iza, TX Deputy State Director at Mi Familia Vota.

“Today is International Women’s Day, a day we honor the resilience we women carry everyday. I encourage you to bring that resilience to take that first step towards becoming a U.S. citizen. ¡Si, se puede!” added Angie Dupree, Citizenship Coordinator with National Partnership For New Americans.

“As a proud Honduran-American woman, I now have opportunities that I did not have in my home country. On this International Women’s Day, I encourage you to take the step towards becoming a U.S. citizen so you too can take part in these opportunities,” said Austra Y. Zapata, Naturalization Program Manager with the Harris County Community Services Department. 

Naturalize Now, Houston! leaders are available for media interviews in English, Spanish, Korean, and other languages. Contact

Naturalize Now, Houston! is led by the National Partnership of New Americans (NPNA), with the Houston Endowment, Harris County, City of Houston, Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative (HILSC), Mi Familia Vota, Woori Juntos, SAAVETX Education Fund, and OCA-Greater Houston. Contact or visit to learn more.