In this day and age it is more important than ever that we fully participate in the democratic process. After more than a decade in the United States I am finally gaining these important rights which so many of us have taken for granted.
On February 8, 2017 I will become a citizen of the United States. Here are the things I plan to do on my first day as a citizen:
- Register to Vote
- Apply for a U.S. passport
- Call my representatives in congress
- Call my representatives in the state legislature
- Support existing petitions to the government
Stay informed and speak up. Govtrack.us is a great resource for following all legislative activity in congress (e.g. introduction of new bills). Read information from the source to avoid special interest and media influencing your opinion through misrepresentation.
Please join me in exercising these citizen rights, together.