Univision, NCLR kick off citizenship drive

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Posted at 7:34 AM, Sep 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-16 03:40:51-04

MIAMI (AP) — Living in the U.S.? Got all your documents in order? Then apply for citizenship already.

That's the message of a new campaign from the "Ya es Hora" coalition (The Time is Now). The coalition, which includes Univision Communications Inc. and the National Council of La Raza, is rolling out the campaign just in time for Tuesday's National Citizenship Day.

The "Ya es Hora" coalition has pushed to register Latino voters for half a decade. It was born in response to the 2006 immigration rights marches. Organizers hope to motivate the country's millions of eligible permanent Latino residents to take the final step toward citizenship. They are particularly focused on ensuring seniors can make it through the process.

Those interested can call the coalition's hotline: 1-888-839-8682 or go to