LAS VEGAS – Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) have joined the historic ya es hora ¡Ciudadanía! (It’s time, Citizenship!) campaign, a series of community naturalization workshops.  Geared to help legal permanent residents of Las Vegas applying for U.S. citizenship, eligible applicants can receive free assistance with completing the N-400 application, passport photos and legal guidance. To date, the national campaign has contributed to the more than 1.4 million immigrants realizing their dream of applying for U.S. citizenship.

Working together on the ya es hora campaign, HRC and Harrah’s join the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund. Several additional local organizations are participating, including: Asian Chamber of Commerce, Columbian Association of Las Vegas, Democracia USA, El Tiempo & Cancha, Hermandad Mexicana, Hispanic Institute, Latin Chamber of Commerce, Onda Grupera Las Vegas, and Wells Fargo; and local supporters ASI Conference Systems, Dom Pedro ll Brazilian Foundation, Latinas in Politics, and Toastmasters en Español. These national and local organizations will be joining in efforts to reach the 8.3 million legal permanent residents still eligible to naturalize, including 4 million eligible Latinos. In the state of Nevada alone there are over 25,000 Latino legal permanent residents eligible to naturalize.

“We are proud to work with more than a dozen local community partners to help bring this free workshop to Las Vegas,” said Dawn Christensen, HRC political committee co-chair of HRC Las Vegas. “We want to help as many people as possible achieve citizenship because we understand that as citizens, people can help to shape the future of this country for the better.”

“HRC and Harrah’s Entertainment can play an important role in providing assistance and information about the process of naturalization and make the process accessible for people,” concluded Fred Keeton, vice president and chief diversity officer.