Citizenship Counts Newsroom

The following links include features about our program that demonstrate Citizenship Counts’ dedication to teaching today’s youth to celebrate their citizenship in their communities.

October 18, 2013

Fort Collins Coloradoan

Holocaust survivor to share story of hope in special Fort Collins event

 

September 18, 2013

The Philadelphia Inquirer

New Americans celebrate the Constitution

 

May 9, 2013

National Archives and Record Administration (Washington, DC)

A Conversation with Gerda Weissmann Klein

 

May 2013

Arizona Jewish Life

Citizenship Counts

 

February 14, 2013

Channel 8, KAET-TV (Phoenix, AZ)

Arizona Horizon: 48 Intriguing Arizona Women

 

November 16, 2012

The Today Show (New York, NY)

New U.S. citizen: I Never Take My Freedom for Granted

(Footage from CC’s ceremony on October 18th in Orlando is included in this feature)

 

October 18, 2012

University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)

Frey to Address Naturalization Ceremony

 

October 17, 2012

Channel 6, WKMG-TV (Orlando, FL)

350 Local Students to Witness U.S. Citizenship Ceremony

 

October 12, 2012

Channel 4, WIVB-TV (Buffalo, NY)

 School Hosts Naturalization Ceremony

 

July 4, 2012

The New York Times

45 Naturalized Americans Celebrated in Carnegie Corporation 4th of July Public Service Ad

 

June 29, 2012

Jewish News of Greater Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ)

From Sea to Shining Sea: Couple Completes Citizenship Counts Trek

 

June 4, 2012

WHYY 90.9 FM (Philadelphia, PA)

Immigrants from 15 Countries Become U.S. Citizens at Constitution Center

 

May 16, 2012

Tribune Review (Pittsburgh, PA)

37 become U.S. citizens at Squirrel Hill ceremony

 

May 4, 2012

Trib Local (Northbrook, IL)

Citizenship Bestowed to 52 During Northbrook Junior High Ceremony

WGN TV (Chicago, IL)

New Citizens of the United States Sworn In

 

May 3, 2012

Daily Herald (Chicago, IL)

Palatine Students Welcome New Americans

Palatine Patch (Chicago, IL)

Palatine Students Get to Witness Naturalization Ceremony

 

May 2, 2012

NewsHour (PBS – National)

Holocaust Survivor: Hatred, Tyranny Continue ‘Every Single Day’

 

April 12, 2012

Channel 8, KAET-TV (Phoenix, AZ)

Arizona Horizon: Citizenship Counts

 

April 5, 2012

Texarkana Gazette (Texarkana, TX)

Biking for a cause 

March 29, 2012

The Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX)

Mayor Mike Rawlings Addresses New Citizens at Sam Tasby Middle School Ceremony

 

March 22, 2012

Channel 3, KBTX-TV (College Station, TX)

88 Foreign Nationals Living and Working in Bryan/College Station Become U.S. Citizens

Bush School of Government and Public Service (College Station, TX)

Naturalization Ceremony Hosted by the Bush School

 

March 21, 2012

Channel 24, KVUE-TV (Austin, TX)

Citizenship Ceremony Offers Learning Experience for Students

Channel 4, KXAN-TV (Austin, TX)

Lanier Students Dive Into Citizenship

Channel 42, KEYE-TV (Austin, TX)

Lanier High School Hosts Ceremony For New American Citizens

Couple Walks and Bikes Across the Country

Channel 7, KTBC-TV (Austin, TX)

Naturalization Ceremony at Lanier High School

 

March 19, 2012

The Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX)

Dallas ISD School to Host Naturalization Ceremony, Mayor Rawlings to Speak

 

March 18, 2012

Austin Statesman (Austin, TX)

Sharing ‘a duty to give back’

 

March 10, 2012

The Seattle Times (Seattle, WA)

Seattle ceremony welcomes new citizens

 

March 8, 2012

Tucson Jewish Post (Tucson, AZ)

Citizenship Counts celebrates America as a nation of immigrants

 

March 7, 2012

Channel 12, KPNX-TV (Phoenix, AZ)

A Phoenix school hosts naturalization ceremony

Channel 10, KSAZ-TV (Phoenix, AZ)

20 Become Naturalized Citizens in Phoenix

 

February 28, 2012

Las Cruces Sun News (Las Cruces, NM)

New Citizens Cherish New American Identity

 

February 17, 2012

Jewish News of Greater Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ)

Life on the road: Phoenix couple begins cross-country trek

 

February 14, 2012

Channel 4, KVOA-TV (Tucson, AZ)

Happy 100th Arizona! Overview of Events: A Celebration of Citizenship in Arizona’s Past, Present, and Future

 

February 8, 2012

Channel 3, KTVK-TV (Phoenix, AZ)

3500 mile bicycle journey across America

 

January 28, 2012

San Diego Union Tribune (San Diego, CA)

Crowd lauds virtues of U.S. citizenship

 

January 27, 2012

Channel 5, KPHO-TV (Phoenix, AZ)

Valley couple traveling across country on foot to spread pride

 

January 24, 2012

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits (Phoenix, AZ)

Would Your Board Members Walk Across the Country for Your Mission?

 

December 9, 2011

Phoenix Jewish News (Phoenix, AZ)

Hitting the Road: Phoenix Couple to Trek Cross Country for Citizenship Counts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall 2011

Impact: Rose Community Foundation Newsletter (Denver, CO)

Citizenship Counts: What It Means to Be a Citizen

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 29, 2011

iStock Analyst

Dedicated Doctor and Wife, 69, Hit the Pavement: Will Walk and Bike Across America in Support of Gerda Weissmann Klein’s Citizenship Mission

 

November 11, 2011

Phoenix Business Journal (Phoenix, AZ)

Couple Will Walk, Bike Across Country for Citizenship Counts

 

October 17, 2011

Channel 8, WKBT-TV (La Crosse, WI)

Holocaust survivor shares inspirational story at Viterbo University

 

July 2011

Front Doors News (Phoenix, AZ)

Model citizens

 

June 21, 2011

Washington Hispanic (Washington, D.C.)

En el Día de la Bandera (in Spanish)

 

June 17, 2011

The Capital Flyer (Washington, D.C.)

11 WG Airman takes Oath of Allegiance on Flag Day

 

June 16, 2011

El Pregonero (Washington, D.C.)

Hispanos celebran Día de la Bandera recibiendo su ciudadanía (in Spanish)

 

June 15, 2011

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History blog (Washington, D.C.)

Flag Day ceremony welcomes 20 new U.S. citizens

 

June 14, 2011

The Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

On Flag Day, becoming a U.S. citizen

The Washington Times (Washington, D.C.)

Citizenship unfurls for 20 on Flag Day

WJLA-TV (Washington, D.C.)

New citizens celebrate naturalization

June 13, 2011

Smithsonian Magazine (Washington, D.C.)

Gerda Weissmann Klein on American Citizenship

Smithsonian.com (Washington, D.C.)

Twenty People Become Citizens at the American History Museum

 

June 10, 2011

USCIS Blog (Washington, D.C.)

USCIS Celebrates Flag Day 2011

 

May 30, 2011

The Arizona Republic (Arizona)

Scottsdale Holocaust survivor shares her love of U.S.

 

May 17, 2011

Washington Elementary School District (Phoenix, AZ)

Maryland Hosts Naturalization Ceremony

 

May 11, 2011

Channel 3, KTVK-TV (Phoenix, AZ)

Citizenship ceremony, civics lessons combine in special Phoenix event

 

April 29, 2011

The Buffalo News (Buffalo, NY)

Hard-earned reminder for new citizens

 

April 20, 2011

Westside Community Schools (Omaha, NE)

Westside High School Hosts Citizenship Ceremony for 20 New Citizens

 

April 15, 2011

Omaha World Herald (Omaha, NE)

Citizenship ceremony held at Westside

 

PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM CEREMONY

February 25, 2011

Channel 3, KTVK-TV (Phoenix, AZ)

Holocaust survivor from Scottsdale on Medal of Freedom

 

February 23, 2011

Channel 10, KSAZ-TV (Phoenix, AZ)

Holocaust Survivor Talks About Top White House Honor

 

February 17, 2011

The White House (Washington, D.C.)

Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients In Their Own Words

 

February 16, 2011

The White House (Washington, D.C.)

2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient: Interview With Gerda Weissmann Klein

MSNBC: Morning Joe

Ceremony Looks Past Partisan Politics

The Arizona Republic (Arizona)

Arizonan One of Freedom Medal Honorees

Buffalo News (Buffalo, NY)

Klein, Buffett Honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Scholastic News: Kids Press Corps

Medal of Freedom Awarded

 

February 15, 2011

The White House

2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony
2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony (Transcript)

The Beacon: The Official Blog of the USCIS

Gerda Weissmann Klein: An Outstanding American By Choice

The New York Times

Elder Bush Receives Medal of Freedom

Washington Post

Presidential Medal of Freedom Given to Former President George H.W. Bush, 14 Others

MSNBC

Former WNY Resident To Receive Medal Of Freedom

ABC

Obama Lauds Medal of Freedom Recipients
The Medal of Freedom Awarded (Video)

Channel 12 (KPNX-TV)

Obama Honors Medal of Freedom Recipients (Photo Gallery)

Channel 5 (KPHO-TV)

Scottsdale Holocaust Survivor Receives Medal Of Freedom

Lincoln Journal Star

Obama Lauds Medal of Freedom Recipients, Warren Buffett among Them

 

February 2, 2011

USCIS

2011 Outstanding American by Choice Recipients

 

January 27, 2011

St. Paul Pioneer Press

Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein spreads love for her adopted land

 

January 2011

Minnesota Historical Society: History Education News

Student Program Teaches Civic Engagement in Summer Washington, D.C. Trip

HOUSE RESOLUTION 1743

 

December 15, 2010

C-SPAN: Passage of House Resolution 1743

Text Summary–see 3:20pm

 

December 14, 2010

C-SPAN: Harry Mitchell (D-AZ) congratulating Gerda Weissmann Klein

Video Recording
Text Summary–see 3:21pm

 

PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM

November 17, 2010

The White House

2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom Award Recipients

San Francisco Sentinel

White House Honors Gerda Weissmann Klein with Highest Civilian Award

Time

Highest Civilian Honor

CNN

President George H.W. Bush to receive highest civilian honor

The New York Times

George H.W. Bush to Get Medal of Freedom

ABC

Fifteen Chosen to Receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom

The Washington Post

Obama to award Medal of Freedom to 15, including investor Buffett

 

November 18, 2010

Politics Daily

Presidential Medal of Freedom for Holocaust Survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein

Jewish Journal

Gerda Weissman Klein, Holocaust survivor, receives Freedom Medal

HAARETZ.com

White House honors Holocaust survivor with highest U.S. civilian award

Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

Gerda Weissmann Klein, Holocaust survivor, receives Freedom Medal

The Jewish Daily Forward

Holocaust Survivor Wins Presidential Medal of Freedom

WNED

Gerda Klein Earns Presidential Medal of Freedom

JTA

Gerda Weissman Klein, Holocaust survivor, receives Freedom Medal

Buffalo News

Gerda Klein, Buffett will get Medal of Freedom

WKBW

Former WNY Resident To Receive Medal Of Freedom

Congresswoman Schakowsky (D-IL)

Schakowsky Applauds Award of Presidential Medal of Freedom to Gerda Weissmann Klein

November 19, 2010

The Arizona Republic

Scottsdale woman named Presidential Medal of Freedom winner

 

November 23, 2010

The Arizona Republic

Scottsdale author, humanitarian Klein awarded 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom

Buffalo News

Medal of Freedom: Klein and Buffett, both with links to Buffalo, well deserve top honors

Connecticut Jewish Ledger

Holocaust survivor to receive Medal of Freedom

 

November 25, 2010

Channel 5 (KPHO-TV)

AZ Holocaust Survivor Earns Country’s Top Honor

 

December 10, 2010

The Guatemala Times

German Chancellor Merkel in U.S. Freedom Awards List

 

September 2010

Spirit (Southwest Airlines in-flight magazine)

Letters to the Editor page 22 | page 23

Federal Courts Educational Resources by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts

America, the Beautiful Mosaic

 

July 4, 2010

The Buffalo News

Holocaust survivor cherishes freedom

 

May 3, 2010

The Arizona Republic

Mesquite students get first-hand look at citizenship process

 

April 27, 2010

Channel 3 (KTVK-TV)

20 people from around the world become U.S. citizens legally

Channel 12 (KPNX-TV)

What it means to be a U.S. citizen

Channel 15 (KNXV-TV)

21 Arizonans take oath of U.S. citizenship in Gilbert

 

November 2009

Channel 99 (KNOW-TV) City of Phoenix Youth and Education Programs

Citizenship Counts Montage

 

May 2009

Latino Perspectives

My Perspective on: Citizenship Counts

 

March 27, 2009

Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

Welcome to the family

 

March 23, 2009

Channel 12 (KPNX-TV)

50 Immigrants become citizens

Channel 3 (KTVK-TV)

Group of people fulfill dreams to become American citizens

Phoenix Business Journal

Students take lessons from new citizens

KTAR (News-talk 92.3)

Ret. Justice O’Connor swears in newest American citizens

 

February 2009

Raising Arizona Kids

Heartfelt lessons on citizenship

 

October 17, 2008

Phoenix Business Journal

Group’s mission is to help middle-school students plan naturalization ceremonies

 

2006

Scholastic

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