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April 2016: Join us for the Adoptee Citizenship Act Day of Action!

Action Alert: Join us for the Adoptee Citizenship Act Day of Action!

#CitizenshipForAllAdoptees

On Tuesday, April 19th, community members from across the country will gather in Washington DC for the first Adoptee Citizenship Act (ACA) Day of Action. We will be meeting with representatives to support the bill’s passage in both the Senate and House of Representatives. The Day of Action also will include a press conference, which will feature adoptees who do not have citizenship, and a call-in day for those who are not able to join us in DC.

The Day of Action is being co-sponsored by National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC), Korean American Coalition (KAC), 18 Million Rising, Gazillion Strong, and the Adoptee Rights Campaign (ARC).

In 2001, the Childhood Citizenship Act (CCA) was signed into law, which granted automatic U.S. citizenship to all international adoptees. Unfortunately, the CCA only included adoptees who were born after January of 1983. It left out thousands of international adoptees from Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa. The Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2015 (ACA) will grant retroactive U.S. citizenship to all of these internationally adopted individuals, regardless of when they were adopted.

The movement to pass the ACA is an adoptee-led effort, and now we need YOUR help to build momentum and secure U.S. citizenship for ALL international adoptees.

Take Action Now by contacting us if:

  • You are an adoptee without citizenship with a story to share!
    Make your voice heard by sharing your story with your community and elected officials.
  • You can come to DC!
    Join us in DC on the Day of Action on April 19th to speak with legislators about the ACA.
  • You want to participate!
    Join us for a Call in Day on April 19th to urge your senators and representatives to support the ACA.
  • You are an Adoptee and want to show your support!
    Send in photos of yourself as a child and adult with a two sentence message about why you support the Adoptee Citizenship Act to be posted on Facebook.

If you are interested in participating in the above actions or more information, please contact us at adopteedefense@gmail.com.


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