Naturalize NOW campaign
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 nearly 200 application assistance events, communications, outreach, and coordiated 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.
Organizations leading the charge to strengthen our democracy include the following:
Participating Cities and Counties
Fort Smith, AR
Jersey City, NJ
Los Angeles, CA
Miami Dade County, FL
Montgomery County, MD
New York City, NY
Pleasant Ridge, MI
San Francisco, CA
San Jose, CA
South Gate, CA
Participating Members of Congress:
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA)
Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (NV)
Congressman Grijalva (AZ)
State Legislature Members:
North Carolina House of Representatives Member John Autry
Senator Cortez Masto (NV)