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Voting in the United States is second nature for some. But when it’s your first time voting in your new, naturalized country, it can take on a whole new meaning. JP shares his experience and reflections from 2016 on what it was like being a first time voter as an American citizen during an interesting season in our country’s history.

Read the full article from In All Things.

Partner. JP’s story reminds us that making the decision to become a citizen of another country after a migration experience is complex, but one of the rights that comes with that experience is voting. Consider partnering with local governmental or non-profit agencies who assist those interested in becoming citizens. Become a volunteer for or attend citizenship ceremonies in your community as a way of supporting new citizens and the citizenship process. Help walk new citizens through the process of voter registration and the voting process. 

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