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Gutierrez Announces May 12
Citizenship Workshop With
Special Guest Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Univision Public Service Announcement Features
Congressman and Mayor Inviting Participation In Spanish

(Washington, DC) -- Today, Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) announced a citizenship workshop to be held in Chicago on Saturday, May 12 at which he will be joined by special guest Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Public Service Announcements produced by Spanish-language broadcaster Univision and their Chicago affiliate WGBO-TV Channel 66 began airing earlier this week.

In the 30-second announcement, both the Congressman and the Mayor invite viewers -- in Spanish -- to attend the workshop at Benito Juarez High School on May 12. Video is here: A script and English translation are below.

"Taping the PSA was fun," Congressman Gutierrez said. "The Mayor is a natural and needed very little coaching on Spanish pronunciation. We usually have good turnout for these events because long-term residents are anxious for help and anxious to become citizens, but having Mayor Emanuel involved will extend our outreach. It is fantastic to have him participating."

At the workshop, residents who qualify to apply for citizenship will receive help with the application process, applying for fee waivers, and other steps to successfully apply for citizenship. Anyone who qualifies to apply for citizenship or has questions about the process should attend the event which is open to the public.

Citizenship Workshop

Benito Juárez High School Saturday, May 12, 2012
1450-1510 W. Cermak, Chicago 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

The Congressman developed the model for citizenship workshops in his district in the early 1990s when those legalized by President Reagan's immigration reform of 1986 where beginning to be eligible to move on towards citizenship. Rep. Gutierrez, newly elected to Congress, received a special designation as a Community Based Organization from President Clinton's Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS, which later became part of the Department of Homeland Security) to aid residents who qualify in applying for and attaining citizenship. Since that time, more than 50,000 citizens have been helped through the process by the Congressman and his staff.

Univision Chicago has pledged to air the PSA featuring Congressman Gutierrez and Mayor Emanuel in "heavy rotation" up through the workshop on Saturday May 12. Both nationally and locally, Univision has been a media partner in the multi-year citizenship and voter registration project known as "Ya Es Hora" (Now Is The Time). Working with non-profit partners across the country, Ya Es Hora has promoted citizenship, participation in the decennial census, and voter registration in Latino communities through diverse media partners.

PSA (Translation)
"May 12 citizenship workshop"

On Screen
Congressman Gutiérrez and Mayor Emanuel

On Screen --(names under individuals)
Luis V. Gutiérrez Rahm Emanuel
Congresista Alcalde

Gutiérrez - Hello, this is our friend, Rahm Emanuel.
Mayor Emanuel -- Hello.

Gutiérrez - - I invite you to participate in my citizenship workshop along with our special guest, the Mayor.
Mayor Emanuel -- Join us.
Gutiérrez -- If you qualify to become a citizen come to the citizenship workshop, Saturday May 12.

Graphic On Screen
Citizenship workshop
Saturday, May 12
10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Benito Juárez High School
1450-1510 W. Cermak, Chicago.

Mayor Emanuel -- Please, arrive early.
Gutiérrez -- We will assist the first 500 persons who get in line.

On Screen (under the screen shot and through the end)
For information, call (773)-342-0774

Mayor Emanuel -- It is time!
Gutiérrez -- Become a citizen!

PSA (As taped)
"May 12 citizenship workshop"

On Screen
Congressman Gutiérrez and Mayor Emanuel

On Screen --(names under individuals)
Luis V. Gutiérrez Rahm Emanuel
Congresista Alcalde

Gutiérrez - Hola, este es nuestro amigo, Rahm Emanuel.
Mayor Emanuel -- Hola.

Gutiérrez - - Le invito a que participe en mi taller de ciudadanía, junto al alcalde, nuestro invitado especial.
Mayor Emanuel -- Venga con nosotros.
Gutiérrez -- Si califica para hacerse ciudadano, venga al taller el sábado, 12 de mayo.

On Screen
Taller de ciudadanía
Sábado, 12 de mayo
10:00 AM a 12:00 del mediodía
Secundaria Benito Juárez
1450-1510 W. Cermak, Chicago.

Mayor Emanuel -- Por favor, llegue temprano.
Gutiérrez -- Atenderemos a las primeras 500 personas.

On Screen (under the screen shot and through the end)
Para información llame al (773)-342-0774

Mayor Emanuel -- ¡Ya es hora!
Gutiérrez -- ¡Hágase ciudadano!

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