Citizenship Mentoring is non-partisan and aims to assist eligible permanent residents prepare for US Citizenship. Citizens participate in the democratic process by exercising their right to vote; only citizens can vote in federal, New York State, and local elections. The League of Women Voters believes in promoting the democratic process.
The Fall class sessions began Saturday, October 6, with three students. Although we hope to gain a few more students for the class, we're delighted that we have a number of students who are continuing to or are beginning to work with our tutors.
The last naturalization ceremony of 2018 will be November 16. As always, if you'd like to attend as a volunteer, don't hesitate to contact Ann Hatkee.
We gained another new citizen through our program this summer, and five others are currently in the application process. We'll be registering new citizens at the next Naturalization Ceremony on September 21, who will then be ready to vote on November 6!
For additional information about the Citizenship Mentoring Group or to help at one of the monthly naturalization ceremonies, please contact Ann Hatke.
Session dates: October 6 - December 8
Time: 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Place: Phyllis Bornt Library and Literacy Center Address: 948 State Street - Schenectady Session Dates: October 6 - December 8
Registration: Saturday, Sept. 29, 1:00-3:00 pm & Tuesday, Oct. 2, 5:00-7:00 pm
Classes are free and all materials will be provided
One-on-One Tutoring also available
For more information contact Ann Hatke Citizenship Mentoring Group Coordinator League of Women Voters of Schenectady County firstname.lastname@example.org
The Citizenship Mentoring Group Committee will be meeting later in August to discuss this past year and what we hope to accomplish in the coming months.
We've had 2 naturalization ceremonies this summer + June 22 and July 20, and another coming up on August 24. Since we began attending the ceremonies in March we've registered 91 new citizens, and given out an additional 28 forms. Thirty-two people also gave us their names so that we could contact them about voting and election information. If you'd like to help out at one of the ceremonies, they're wonderful events! Please email Ann Hatke.
Ann Hatke,Coordinator,Citizenship Mentoring Group
If you are interested in learning more about citizenship through naturalization, there are ample resources and information on the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website:. There is even a sample USCIS Naturalization and Test Video which explains the process.