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#CitizenshipForAllAdoptees

A “No-brainer.” The Adoptee Citizenship Act will grant citizenship to an estimated 35,000 adoptees who were adopted by US citizen parents as children. Surprisingly, thousands are not considered Americans.

ACA Postcard02 Collage 11062016 design by HyunJu ChappelleThe Adoptee Citizenship Act (ACA) remedies a key bureaucratic loophole in the law and recognizes all intercountry adoptees as fellow Americans raised in American families. Read More

After the Presidential Election in November, the Adoptee Citizenship Act gained additional cosponsors! As the end of the year approaches, the two key Congresspersons with notable power for the ACA are Senator Chuck Grassley and Congressman Bob Goodlatte. Both claim to support adoption, but refuse to actively support adoptees without citizenship. Monday, November 28th, we need your help making calls to remind lawmakers all  adoptees deserve citizenship and to support the Adoptee Citizenship Act!

Please spread the word by sharing with your friends, family, and networks and by attending and sharing our Facebook event. Thank you for your support!


Scripts


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Senator Grassley, phone number 202-224-3744
Suggested Call Script

Hi, my name is [YOUR FULL NAME], from [YOUR CITY & STATE] and I’m calling to express my strong support for the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2015 (S2275). As [AN ADOPTEE/PARENT OF AN ADOPTEE/Friend of adoptee/supportive community member] I am deeply concerned about this issue, I urge support for the Adoptee Citizenship Act now. Thank you.

Congressman (US. Representative) Goodlatte, phone number 202-225-5431
Suggested Call Script

Hi, my name is [YOUR FULL NAME], from [YOUR CITY & STATE] and I’m calling to express my strong support for the Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2015 (HR5454 and S2275). As [AN ADOPTEE/PARENT OF AN ADOPTEE/Friend of adoptee/supportive community member] I am deeply concerned about this issue, I urge support for the Adoptee Citizenship Act now. Thank you.

Additional talking points and factsheets are available on the Materials and Resources page. Thank you for your support!


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Share your own story (adoptees without citizenship, parent(s) of adoptee(s) without citizenship, etc) Email adopteedefense@gmail.com (Please write “Story Collection” in the Subject line) or send us your story online.

Note: Remember to spread the word via social media using the #CitizenshipForAllAdoptees

For more information, email us at adopteedefense@gmail.com.

Call Congress 11/28/2016

Updated on 2017-05-29T09:35:50+00:00, by Adoptee Rights Campaign.