May Social Media Toolkit: Equal Rights

For the month of May, we are focusing on the theme of “Equal Rights” and highlighting that naturalized citizens have all the same rights and liberties as individuals born in the U.S. We’ve also drafted content that connects to the many holidays and big New Americans Campaign events coming up next month.

Below are draft tweets and Facebook posts you can tweak and post on your social media accounts. You can find images of diverse individuals that you can post on your accounts embedded below. The image size is optimized for Facebook and Twitter which is why they appear so large below. Just right click on the image to save it. We also welcome your translations into other languages and can update these images as you share them with us.

Other content in this toolkit includes:

  • New Americans Annual Conference posts
  • Mother’s Day posts
  • Memorial Day posts
  • Miami Mega-Workshop posts

      Scroll down to find this content.

Note: If you come up with your own posts or edit the samples below, include the #NewAmericans hashtag.

Equal Rights

A big shout-out to DominicanosUSA for suggesting the theme of “Equal Rights” for this month. If you have an idea for a theme for a different month, share it with us!

Naturalized citizens have the same rights as those born in the U.S. Learn how to become a citizen: #NewAmericans

The U.S. provides opportunities to all citizens – whether naturalized or born here. Learn more: #NewAmericans

Citizenship opens opportunities & provides protections to all citizens. Learn how you can apply at #NewAmericans

Citizenship gives you rights, like protecting you from deportation. Learn how you can apply today. #NewAmericans

Citizenship in the U.S. opens up a world of opportunities and protections, and those who gain citizenship through naturalization have the same rights as those who are citizens because they were born here. Learn how you can apply for citizenship at: #NewAmericans


There are also some days or events this month we encourage you to tweet or post about on Facebook – the New Americans Annual Conference, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day.

New Americans Annual Conference (May 1)

The first week of May, we will send all of you content from the Annual conference in Chicago that spotlights all the great work that the over 140 organizations involved in the New Americans Campaign are helping Lawful Permanent Residents apply for citizenship. Stay tuned for that content!

Mother’s Day (May 14)

Mother’s Day is May 14 this year, and there is no better day to celebrate all the mothers who have become naturalized citizens through the New Americans Campaign. Join the chorus by using the social media below!

This Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating all the hardworking moms who call the U.S. home! #NewAmericans

Many moms come to the U.S. with their families for a better life. Today, we celebrate you! #NewAmericans

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms who’ve become citizens with the support of #NewAmericans partners. We appreciate all you do for our communities and to make our country strong!

Memorial Day (May 29)

Many immigrants to the U.S. have fought alongside American citizens to keep out country safe and to protect our freedom. On May 29, let’s celebrate them and thank them for all they do for us.

Thank you to the many men and women immigrants who have served our country. #NewAmericans

We’re grateful for the immigrant veterans who fought for our country’s freedom. #NewAmericans

We’re grateful for the immigrant veterans who have served this country and fought for our freedoms. How are you honoring veterans in your community today? #MemorialDay #NewAmericans

Miami Mega-Workshop (May 20)

New Americans Campaign partners across the U.S. are busy helping Lawful Permanent Residents apply for citizenship. This month, Miami is kicking their efforts into high-gear with a mega citizenship event. Join us in wishing them luck. And if your site has a big event you would like us to spotlight, let us know! We can create tailored content like the below for your mega events too.

On May 20, we’re hosting a mega citizenship event across Miami! Learn more at

How do we make a mega-impact? Hosting a mega citizenship event! Learn more at #NewAmericans

On May 20, we’re hosting mega citizenship event across Miami to help Lawful Permanent Residents apply for citizenship! Learn how we can help you apply for citizenship by visiting: #NewAmericans

Our Impact

  • The Campaign has completed over 3,700 naturalization workshops and clinics.
  • Over 250,000 citizenship applications completed since July 2011.

    Saved aspiring citizens and their families over $206million in legal and application fees.
  • Adopted scalable technology. MP3 players, Google Voice, and Virtual Private Network (VPN) services are being used to enhance naturalization service delivery.
  • Expanded New American Workforce (an effort to provide naturalization assistance within corporations) which has partnered with over 100 businesses across the nation, ranging from hotels in Miami to American Apparel in Los Angeles.
  • Deployed Citizenshipworks, an online tool, across the Campaign in multiple settings and languages. A newly redesigned platform guides applicants through through their citizenship application from start to finish and connects applicants to legal help at partnering non-profits.
  • Were instrumental in inspiring the US Citizenship and Immigration Service to support the Citizenship Corners initiative.
  • Created innovative partnerships with public libraries, school districts, universities, social service agencies, and employers, all of which yield not only greater numbers of applicants but also greater awareness of the naturalization process.
  • Deployed a large-scale volunteer recruitment program through an e-learning course.

    Reached diverse communities. Local partners consistently outreach and provide culturally competent and language-appropriate services.
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Who We're Helping

People come to America from all over the world with dreams of achieving a better life for themselves and their families and calling this great nation home. Eight million people who live, work, and pay taxes in this country are eligible for citizenship, yet only about eight percent of them naturalize each year. Find out more about these individuals and the barriers they face.Read More