FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 8, 2021

Contact: Lynn Tramonte ([email protected] / 202-255-0551); Tom Salyers ([email protected] / 202- 607-1074)

Washington, D.C. – The Children Thrive Action Network’s #CitizenshipMeans #KidsThrive week of action runs from September 8 through 15. While Congress considers a path to citizenship for immigrants, we remind them that citizenship is a children’s issue. When parents have stable immigration status, children can thrive. 

Each weekday, a short video will be released at noon ET highlighting what citizenship means for immigrant parents and families, followed by facts and graphics on the theme of the day. The videos will live on CTAN’s YouTube channel after they premiere. 

9/8: Freedom to Thrive with Paola Ramos

9/9: Mental Health with Daishi Miguel Tanaka

9/10: Educational Outcomes with Senator Alex Padilla

913: Access to Benefits with Rep. Pramila Jayapal

9/14: Economic Security with Claudia from Immigrant Alliance for Justice and Equity (MS)

9/15: Family Unity with Tina Hamdi and a closing video from Paola Ramos 

Contact [email protected] to interview experts about the social, mental, financial, and educational impacts a path to citizenship would have on children and their families, including leaders from CLASP, The Children’s Partnership, Justice for Migrant Women, The New Teacher Project, Teach for America, Children’s Defense Fund, MomsRising, and Families Belong Together.

The Children Thrive Action Network (CTAN) is a group of national, state, and local organizations working to defend and support children in mixed-status immigrant families. Organizations committed to this mission can join the network here. Follow us on Twitter @LetKidsThrive.


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