As the end of the year approaches, I am thankful for my time serving as the Director of the New Americans Campaign (NAC). It has been a privilege to see our partners overcome economic and public health barriers and continue to help people become US citizens. On the heels of a global pandemic, our NAC partners met their naturalization goals, advocated for critical policy changes, engaged in innovative practices, and worked on civic engagement.
One of the highlights of 2022 was the Naturalization Practitioners Conference held in Jersey City last spring. After a long hiatus, bringing people in person and seeing you all learn from each other was inspiring to us. We are grateful to everyone who made it happen. Here is a video with some highlights.
We invite you to review our year-end report celebrating your 2022 accomplishments, and we look forward to next year, determined to increase the number of people who can enjoy the benefits of citizenship.
Best wishes to all in 2023,
Lucia Martel Dow