New American voters had a massive impact on the 2020 election, exercising a powerful electoral voice in many politically important states across the country like Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Organizing efforts carried out nationwide by the immigrant and refugee rights movement have helped millions to naturalize and exercise their new rights as citizens. Today we celebrate our communities’ strong civic engagement and commitment to democracy and justice. The number of naturalized citizens, along with U.S.-born voters from Black and Brown communities, proved critical in determining the next president.
DENVER – Almost 60,000 people have naturalized in Colorado since 2014, according to a report released today by the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) and National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA). These potential new voters exceed the margin of victory for the 2014 senatorial election (49,729 ballots).