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USE THIS HASHTAG: #newamericans

Social media content for Citizenship Day

Happy #Citizenship Day, folks! We’ll be tweeting facts about the economic benefits #newamericans stand to gain when they become citizens.

Follow @nacnow and #newamericans to learn the many #economic benefits #citizenship brings for families, communities and our nation.

There are 8.8 million legal permanent residents eligible for #citizenship—follow #newamericans to learn what happens if they become citizens

The #NewAmericans press conference is starting. Follow along live and tweet why you think #Citizenship Day is important.

8.8 million are eligible for #citizenship right now, but high fees and a complex legal system impedes many from becoming #newamericans.

Why is #citizenship good for the economy? #Newamericans see a boost in earnings = more robust economy. bit.ly/17goBUD

The most conservative estimates show #newamericans stand to see 8-11% boost in earnings from #citizenship. http://bit.ly/181DngY

#NewAmericans receive better matching between employers and employees and an enhanced ability to shift between jobs http://bit.ly/181DngY

Economy would grow by up to $45 billion in next decade if half of eligible immigrants became citizens. #NewAmericans http://bit.ly/181DngY

#Citzenship for #newamericans brings many economic benefits, but it also gives the vote to contributing members of society.

With 40+ events nationwide, @nacnow is helping thousands of immigrants take the first step towards #citizenship today http://bit.ly/18bhlXc

.@nacnow has helped 68,000 legal permanent residents process #citizenship applications, and saved them $53 million. http://bit.ly/18bhlXc

#NewAmericans campaign is helping make sure that 8.5 million legal permanent residents have a shot at #citizenship. http://bit.ly/18bhlXc

With 8.8 million people eligible right now for #citizenship, the #timeisnow to help them take that step to become #newamericans.

Folks, thanks for participating in our #NewAmericans tweet-a-thon. The link between #citizenship and prosperity is clear.

Don’t forget to follow #hazteciudadano starting at 7 p.m. for a Twitter party on #citizenship. #NewAmericans
TODAY is National Citizenship Day! Join @Univision, @ILRC_SF, @ImmAdvocates @probono @Naleo at 7pm ET. #hazteciudadano

Tweets highlighting the “Zip finder”

#LPRs can simply enter zip code to access low-cost legal help via @Nacnow @probononet @citzworks http://ow.ly/oQAqt

Need #citizenship resources? @Nacnow has them http://ow.ly/oQAqt #citizenshipday

This #CitizenshipDay, if you are a green card holder, “zip to citizenship” here: http://ow.ly/oQAqt

General Tweets about NAC

Happy Citizenship Day! Folo @Nacnow and partners for information on citizenship and more: http://ow.ly/oOvRM

New Americans Campaign is now on Twitter! Folo @Nacnow for resources on the #naturalization process http://ow.ly/oOvRM

(Partner Org) & @nacnow have info on #naturaliztion! Folo and find out more here :http://ow.ly/oOvRM

Sample Facebook post, a coming out of sorts for the NAC Twitter Feed and Website”

Facebook Post for partners:

Help hundreds of thousands of legal permanent residents onto the pathway to Citizenship! Follow our partner organization, the New Americans Campaign on twitter @NACNOW and check out the latest in partner news and naturalization resources at: http://newamericanscampaign.org/

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Zip to Citizenship

Today is Citizenship Day (aka “Constitution Day”), which commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787 and recognizes the efforts of people who have made the decision to become American citizens. It’s a great occasion to ask this question: Did you know that there are more than 8 million green card holders in this country (sometimes called “the forgotten 8 million”) who could become U.S. residents right now—if they only wanted to?

The New Americans Campaign aims to modernize the ways in which service providers help these Lawful Permanent Residents embark on the naturalization process. But to many green card holders it is tempting to maintain the status quo because they think they’re only missing out on the ability to vote. Many don’t realize that there are economic benefits—both for the individual and the nation—to becoming a citizen. For example, a study published in December 2012 by the University of Southern California (“Citizen Gain”) found that citizenship alone can boost individual earnings by 8 percent to 11 percent, leading to a potential $21 billion to $45 billion increase in cumulative earnings over 10 years nationwide. Becoming a U.S. citizen confers other benefits as well: Citizens often become more engaged in their communities, they gain the ability to sponsor family members for immigration, and many government employment opportunities require citizenship.

If you are a Lawful Permanent Resident, head over to the NAC website, and simply enter your ZIP code for a list of free legal aid providers near you to get started with your citizenship application. CitizenshipWorks, a free app for Android and iOS phones can even help you get started.

The NAC site also has a collection of materials about the economic benefits of citizenship, and a list of activities being sponsored by NAC partners throughout the month of September.

So on this Citizenship Day, if you are a green card holder, mark this special occasion and “zip to citizenship” by entering your ZIP code here.  Just give it a try.

 

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

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