Dozens of volunteers from community organizations trained over this weekend to prepare for what will be the most comprehensive public empowerment/citizenship campaign in our state’s history. (CLICK HERE for pictures.) This initiative, called “One Pathway, Many Voices, Stronger Communities,” will assist thousands of immigrants in New Jersey, who meet the eligibility standards, walk through the process to apply for U.S. citizenship and explain how they can register to vote and exercise this most quintessential right of becoming an American citizen. In addition, the campaign will provide assistance with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) application as well as legal guidance on wage and hour issues, public notary, and other educational services all at no cost.
In New Jersey, there are about 390,000 legal permanent residents eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship. By helping these New Americans achieve U.S. citizenship and exercise their voice through the democratic process, our communities will become that much stronger.
U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
Thomas Giblin, Essex-West Hudson CLC President
Charles Hall, Jr. Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. Chair
New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech
Saturday, April 26, 2014
LIUNA Local 472
Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. (WFUNJ) and the Essex-West Hudson Central Labor Council invite all of our coalition partners to join in support of our campaign kickoff less than two weeks away. We also ask that you publicize this workshop to your friends, family, or neighbors who can utilize the services provided. To RSVP or for more information, please contact WFUNJ Executive Director Edward Correa at 609-203-3989 or via e-mail at [email protected].