Resources and case stories that provide information about the pathways for lawful permanent residents (LPRs) to achieve U.S. citizenship, and options for local officials to support these citizenship efforts and to engage new citizens in their community.
ILG offered a free webinar to help local officials build stronger and more cohesive communities by encouraging lawful permanent residents to become citizens. Watch the webinar recording on the right to learn how citizenship can strengthen the ties immigrants have to their communities.
ILG offers a variety of publications, best practices, reports and other resources to help cities and counties to understand and participate in citizenship efforts and to engage new citizens in their communities.
Many Californians are not registered vote, and too many registered Californians are not voting. The June 2014 election had the lowest voter turnout percentage ever in a California statewide election. The Portuguese American Citizenship Project (PACP) is a non-partisan civil rights campaign. They have been working with communities across the United States since 1999 to combat the low voter turnout problem. The PACP encourage people of Portuguese decent to become U.S. citizens, register to vote and turn out on Election Day.
Although the Institute endeavors to help local officials understand technical and legal concepts that apply to their public service, these materials are not technical or legal advice. Officials are encouraged to consult technical experts, attorneys and/or relevant regulatory authorities for up-to-date information and advice on specific situations.