April Social Media Toolkit: Connecting Families

April’s theme is “Connecting Families,” and the content highlights how citizenship allows individuals to reunite with their families outside the U.S. Below are draft tweets and Facebook posts you can tweak and post on your social media accounts. You can find images of diverse individuals that you can post on your accounts embedded below. The image size is optimized for Facebook and Twitter which is why they appear so large below. Just right click on the image to save it. We also welcome your translations into other languages and can update these images as you share them with us.

Other content in this toolkit includes:

  • Ellis Island Family History Day posts
  • New American Success Story posts
  • Partner Spotlight posts
  • Template workshop social media graphic

      Scroll down to find this content.

Connecting Families
Note: If you come up with your own posts or edit the samples below, include the #NewAmericans hashtag.

Twitter
Becoming a citizen makes it easier to apply for your family to join you in the U.S. Learn more at http://newamericanscampaign.org/resources/help #NewAmericans

Citizenship allows families to be together and start a better life in the U.S. Learn more at http://newamericanscampaign.org/resources/help #NewAmericans

We help green card holders apply for citizenship so they can be reunited with their families: http://newamericanscampaign.org/resources/help #NewAmericans

Becoming a U.S. citizen means you can help your relatives get a green card faster. Learn more at http://newamericanscampaign.org/resources/help #NewAmericans

Facebook
One of the many benefits of citizenship is applying for your loved ones to join you in the U.S. If you are a lawful permanent resident who needs help applying for citizenship, learn more at http://newamericanscampaign.org/resources/help. #NewAmericans

 











There is also one day this month where we encourage you to tweet – Ellis Island Family History Day, which celebrates immigrants who came to the U.S. through Ellis Island. Use the content and graphic below to highlight immigrant contributions.

Ellis Island Family History Day (April 17)

Twitter
#EllisIsland History Day is another opportunity to celebrate all immigrant contributions to the U.S. #NewAmericans

On #EllisIsland Family History Day, celebrate the contributions of all immigrant families who call the U.S. home. #NewAmericans

Facebook
This Ellis Family History Day, let’s celebrate all immigrants who have come to the U.S. and contributed to make this country great. #NewAmericans

Powerful Story from a New American

We are thrilled about the stories you share with us, which make your important work come to life. Our most recent story came from the Filipino American Service Group Inc. (FASGI) and focuses on Florencio Sunga Mallari, who in March 2008 came to the United States from the Philippines to make a better life for himself. Use the social media below to share Florencio’s story. And if you have any story leads that you want us to follow up on, please email your coach!

Twitter
Powerful story from #NewAmericans partner FASGI about a 79 yr old who recently became a citizen. http://newamericanscampaign.org/news/why-i-became-a-citizen-at-79

At age 79, a Filipino immigrant in L.A. became a citizen. Read why his love of family motivated him. http://newamericanscampaign.org/news/why-i-became-a-citizen-at-79 #NewAmericans

Facebook
At 79, a Filipino immigrant in L.A. became a U.S. citizen because of his love of family and community. Read about his experience and the support he received through the Filipino American Service Group Inc. http://newamericanscampaign.org/news/why-i-became-a-citizen-at-79 #NewAmericans

 

Partner Spotlight: Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Over 140 organizations partner with the New Americans Campaign to help aspiring Americans become citizens. Asian Americans Advancing Justice recently wrote a powerful blog that underscores its commitment to the work. We encourage you to read it and share it on social media.

Twitter
Powerful reminder from #NewAmericans partners @AAAJ_AAJC & @AAAJ_LA on the power of citizenship http://newamericanscampaign.org/news/encouraging-citizenship-new-climate-same-commitment

Facebook
Even in changing political climates, organizations like Asian Americans Advancing Justice remain committed to promoting citizenship in communities across the U.S. Read what motivates their efforts: http://newamericanscampaign.org/news/encouraging-citizenship-new-climate-same-commitment #NewAmericans

 

Template Workshop Image

Finally, we want to continue giving you content that you can use, and we know workshops are the most powerful lever for citizenship. For that reason, we have developed a simple, clear and easy to read template that you can use on social media to promote your workshops. Download the template.

Our Impact

  • The Campaign has completed over 3,700 naturalization workshops and clinics.
  • Over 250,000 citizenship applications completed since July 2011.

    Saved aspiring citizens and their families over $206million in legal and application fees.
  • Adopted scalable technology. MP3 players, Google Voice, and Virtual Private Network (VPN) services are being used to enhance naturalization service delivery.
  • Expanded New American Workforce (an effort to provide naturalization assistance within corporations) which has partnered with over 100 businesses across the nation, ranging from hotels in Miami to American Apparel in Los Angeles.
  • Deployed Citizenshipworks, an online tool, across the Campaign in multiple settings and languages. A newly redesigned platform guides applicants through through their citizenship application from start to finish and connects applicants to legal help at partnering non-profits.
  • Were instrumental in inspiring the US Citizenship and Immigration Service to support the Citizenship Corners initiative.
  • Created innovative partnerships with public libraries, school districts, universities, social service agencies, and employers, all of which yield not only greater numbers of applicants but also greater awareness of the naturalization process.
  • Deployed a large-scale volunteer recruitment program through an e-learning course.

    Reached diverse communities. Local partners consistently outreach and provide culturally competent and language-appropriate services.
Learn more from our
Impact Report.

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Who We're Helping

People come to America from all over the world with dreams of achieving a better life for themselves and their families and calling this great nation home. Eight million people who live, work, and pay taxes in this country are eligible for citizenship, yet only about eight percent of them naturalize each year. Find out more about these individuals and the barriers they face.Read More