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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Oregon Participates in National Citizenship Campaign Kick-off

Salem, Ore. -- Last Saturday, Causa Oregon and PCUN participated in the National Citizenship Campaign Kick-off with the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) and other organizations around the United States. They trained 25 new Citizenship Coaches to help during Citizenship Assistance Events happening in April and June.

“We are very excited to have been a part of the national launch on Saturday”, said Luis Guerra, Causa’s Citizenship Assistance Program Coordinator. “It was inspiring to have the 25 leaders attend the volunteer training so that they can assist people who want to become U.S. Citizens.”

The training took place at Rural Organizing Project’s (ROP) Latino Retreat in Dayton. The retreat brought leaders together from different Latino-based organizations from around Oregon-- many from rural communities that Causa alone would have had difficulty reaching.

There are two (2) upcoming events in Oregon that Causa is coordinating with SOAR Immigration Legal Services– a branch of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO), Immigration Counseling Services (ICS) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). They are as follows:

NE Portland
April 28th, 10 AM
St. Matthews Episcopal Church
11229 NE Prescott St.
Portland, Oregon

June 2nd, 10 AM
First Congregational
United Church of Christ
700 Marion St. NE
Salem, Oregon

For questions about Causa’s Citizenship Assistance Program, please contact program coordinator Luis Guerra at luis(at) or at Causa’s hotline at 1-855-884-2287

About the Campaign and Causa’s Citizenship program

The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), a partnership of eleven largest immigrant rights coalitions and organizations working on immigrant integration in the United States, The partnership has a goal of naturalizing 3650 citizens, assist almost 13,000 legal permanent residents, and outreach to almost 73,000 people in 2012.

As partner with NPNA, Causa is taking action to help Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) in Oregon because as a Naturalized Citizen, individuals will be able to vote in elections, serve on juries, be elected to public office, have the ability to be involved in government decisions, and have ability to sponsor family members to immigrate to the United States, just to name a few.


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