New Americans Initiative works to educate, engage, and empower our foreign-born communities in Kentucky. We focus on civic engagement, connecting immigrant and refugee communities with resources, and providing accurate, up-to-date information and education on U.S. immigration policy.
This project focuses on harnessing the electoral power of immigrant voters in Kentucky.
There are an estimated 180,000 immigrants living in Kentucky.
That's more than the population of every county in KY other than Jefferson and Fayette.
40% of Kentucky immigrants are registered voters.
However, there are many immigrants eligible for naturalization who do not become citizens, mainly due to financial and language barriers.
Kentucky has seen 145% growth in its immigrant population over 10 years.
We do not know how many eligible immigrants live in KY, and we have no way to reach them. By getting an accurate count of immigrants who are eligible for citizenship, connecting them with resources to become citizens, and ensuring that they are registered to vote, we have the power to transform the electoral landscape in our Commonwealth.
Your donation sustains our work educating, engaging, and empowering immigrant & refugee communities in Kentucky, growing civic engagement and ensuring meaningful participation in our democracy.
New Americans Initiative is a registered 501c3; Donations are tax deductible. EIN: 47-4895739