March 19, 2016

Citizenship Workshop in East Palo Alto

TODAY MY OFFICE held a free Citizenship Workshop at the Costano School & 49ers Academy in East Palo Alto. Hundreds of folks showed up this morning to start the paperwork process to become citizens.

My heartfelt thanks go out to our partner organizations and sponsors because they really helped make this a successful event. Around 40 volunteer lawyers assisted attendees through the process and one of the best parts of today's event was that the $650 fee to process citizenship applications was waived.

Also, a big thank you to Dr. Hernandez-Goff, the Ravenswood School District Superintendent, for allowing us to use the Costano School. It worked out perfectly. We used several classrooms as screening areas and the huge gymnasium was filled with processing stations and volunteers.

This event is the third of its kind in San Mateo County. The first citizenship seminar was held in Daly City with Redwood City being the second location. Just like today, several hundred people showed up at the first two workshops.

A huge shout out to all the volunteers who showed up at 7:30 AM to help the people of our communities.

I am so proud that we were able to organize the Citizenship Workshop and have a hand at making life better for people.

Pretty amazing!

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