LITTLE ROCK, AR - To promote the value of U.S. citizenship and to assist eligible legal permanent residents in navigating the naturalization process, Ya Es Hora ¡CIUDADANIA! Arkansas Campaign held a free workshop Saturday, March 31st.
Since the national campaign’s launch, it has contributed to the record 2 million eligible immigrant residents who applied for U.S. citizenship in 2011, held 300 assistance workshops, and fielded more than 100, 000 calls to the referral hotline.
Hispanics play an increasingly vital role in elections across the country, yet an estimated four million nationwide are still eligible to naturalize as U.S. citizens.
The Workforce Center of Little Rock, Arkansas United Community Coalition (AUCC), Seis Puentes, the office of Governor Mike Beebe, Arkansas Justice for Our neighbors, Arkansas Interfaith Conference, Monterrey Law Firm, Catholic Charities of Arkansas, Village Commons, Just Communities of Arkansas, El Latino, League of United Citizens (LULAC), Arkansas Community Organizations, La Pantera 1440AM, New Age Distributing, Cartridge World, La Que Buena 1380AM and ¡Hola! Arkansas organized and partnered in support of the Arkansas campaign.
“We are honored to have played an integral role in the Ya Es Hora campaign said Maura Lozano-Yancy ¡Hola! Arkansas publisher. “We look forward to our continued support of the efforts of the campaign to inform and mobilize Hispanic into participating in civic life.”
For more information on Ya Es Hora and its efforts in 2012, please visit www.YaesHora.info.
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