By Karina Martinez of Mi Familia Vota | September 17, 2019
On National Citizenship Day, Equal Voice ally Mi Familia Vota (MFV) calls on eligible immigrants to start their naturalization process to earn the rights, duties, and benefits of U.S. citizenship. Read on to learn more about MFV’s “USA Tu Poder Americano” citizenship campaign, and view the MFV events calendar for up-to-date listings for MFV’s citizenship classes and other offerings.
Las Vegas, Nevada – Mi Familia Vota (MFV) is leading scaled citizenship efforts across the country on National Citizenship Day to support immigrant communities and to counter the Trump administration’s coordinated plans to suppress and delay naturalization.
MFV is driving the “USA Tu Poder Americano” citizenship campaign across the country to assist the close to nine million lawful permanent residents (also known as green-card holders) who are eligible to become citizens to initiate the process. The bilingual campaign translates to “Use your American power” provoking participants to also take on roles that are unique to U.S. citizens like becoming active voters or working in positions exclusive to citizens.
National Citizenship Day holds extra significance since President Trump has made significant changes to immigration services over the course of his presidency. These changes have created additional obstacles to an already convoluted process, increasing the need for continued citizenship classes and legal assistance through trusted organizations with ground operations like MFV. They have also had the unintended effect of rousing the community to civic participation and MFV is supporting with voter registration efforts and the integration of advocacy work into citizenship activities.
The Hispanic population is approaching 59 million people and 33% are foreign born. Mi Familia Vota will be encouraging all community members to be civically active regardless of their immigration status. Even so, MFV extends an invitation to all eligible immigrants to activate their American power and dive into America’s democracy by naturalizing, because this is our country too.
A list of activities in our cities can be found on the MFV events calendar and select citizenship events are featured below.
UPCOMING CITIZENSHIP EVENTS
September 17, Riverside, CA: Citizenship Workshop
September 17, Orlando, FL: Citizenship Phone Banking and Calls for Voter Registration with Spanish language media (Univision and Telemundo)
September 17, Las Vegas, NV: Citizenship Phone Banking with Univision in Colorado and Nevada
September 18, Tucson, AZ: Citizenship Training and N-400 Workshop
September 21, Tucson, AZ: Citizenship Workshop with the Mexican Consulate
September 28, Las Vegas, NV: Citizenship Workshop for LV Community
Mi Familia Vota is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas.