Help people become citizens…and VOTERS! No Spanish language ability required.
Here’s something we, as private citizens, can do to help our neighbors through a process that was usually much easier when many of our own families crossed into America. (Exceptions here)
TODAY – THURSDAY, Feb 1st: Train to be a Citizenship Fair Volunteer!
Come listen to an enlightening, frightening and often hilarious lecture from local immigration attorney Vanessa Frank on how to help a green card holder fill out their N-400 “Application for Naturalization” form successfully. You do not need to be able to speak Spanish. Then, sign up for a shift at the next Citizenship Fair, Feb. 3rd (this Saturday) or be prepared for the next one on March 17th. Fairs are held more often than trainings, so don’t miss tonight’s event.
Volunteers are also needed to work with the children, do registration at the door, etc..
5-7 pm at the UU Church of Ventura. 5654 Ralston Street, Ventura.
Citizenship Fairs – There’s one this Saturday!
Feb. 3rd Citizenship Fair – Link for flyer here. Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm (sign up for available time shifts). It will be held at the Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School Cafeteria. 301 N. Marquite St. Oxnard, CA 93030. To RSVP please contact: Shannon Lopez firstname.lastname@example.org (805) 990-5214
March 17th Citizenship Fair – Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm (sign up for available time shifts). It will be held at the Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School Cafeteria. 301 N. Marquite St. Oxnard, CA 93030. To RSVP please contact: Shannon Lopez email@example.com (805) 990-5214
Tell any Green Card holders you know who are eligible to apply for citizenship to register for this Fair!
The Fair itsef is free and applicants do not have to live in Ventura County. There are great immigration lawyers on-hand to assist the volunteers on any knotty problems that may be encountered. The applicants end up with a completed form, with required photos attached, ready to send in to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services. Yes, this is a very big deal.
However, the first step is that they need to register here:
805UNITEDFORALL@GMAIL.COM or call (213) 446-4851
Link for flyer here.
It’s truly one of the most amazing volunteer opportunties!