Thursday, June 9, 2016

New US Citizens, Please Vote!

Yesterday I had the honor and privilege of helping brand new US citizens register to vote.

There was a naturalization ceremony at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. A couple of groups were there to help new citizens register to vote; the League of Women's Voters was there as was the Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition. I was volunteering with MIRA, at the invitation of a wonderfully engaged congregant.

What a day! What a thrill to witness! I will never understand anti-immigrant attitudes. These are some of the best citizens in the entire country. We are blessed that they have become citizens and will cast their votes with pride.

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