For Immediate Release
Joe Shansky (414) 218-3331
On Citizenship Day, Milwaukee Joins Cities Nationwide to Help Immigrants Become Citizens
Who: Voces de la Frontera, AFT Local 212, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), immigrant families, community volunteers
What: National Citizenship Day: Citizenship Clinic with Voces de la Frontera
When: Saturday, September 17th, 10am to 2pm Where: MATC Walker Square, 816 W National Ave.
*Participants, volunteers and organizers available for interviews*
MILWAUKEE - Saturday, September 17th is Citizenship Day nationwide. Immigrant rights and the immigrant vote have become important issues in this year's contentious national election season. For Citizenship Day, community groups in over 35 cities are holding events to help Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) become US Citizens. Milwaukee is holding a citizenship legal clinic from 10am to 2pm at the MATC Walker's Square campus.
"I'm becoming a US Citizen so I can help people, and so my kids, my family and I can have more rights and opportunities," says Esteban Alvarez Guerrero, an LPR and member of Voces de la Frontera who will apply for citizenship at Saturday's event. "I especially want to join my fellow Latinxs in voting in historic numbers in this year's elections."
Community groups in Madison, Wisconsin will also hold a Citizenship Legal Clinic on Friday, September 16, from 2:00-5:00pm at Christ Presybterian Church (944 E. Gorham St. in Madison). The clinic is organized by Madison Path to Citizenship, a partnership of 14 grassroots organizations. Click here for more information about Madison's event.
Voces de la Frontera is Wisconsin's leading immigrant rights group - a grassroots organization that believes power comes from below and that people can overcome injustice to build a better world.