Sworn-Again America is a project to revitalize
citizenship. Let’s reconsider what it means to
be an American. Reimagine what we can do to make an unum out
of the pluribus, and then, in ceremonies at dinner
tables, block parties, or town square, with five or
five thousand, take the oath to become a Sworn-
Again American!

Watch a fun video we made on the 4th of July

When naturalizing immigrants become American citizens,
they learn the history and the civic scripture of our
nation. They take a test. They come together to take
an oath. We got to thinking: What would it look like for
all of us to take an oath? For citizens of long standing
and Americans new and old to renew our civic vows? To
become Sworn-Again?

Let’s spark a movement that will inspire Americans to
become more engaged in civic life, more connected
to people from all walks of life, more grateful for the
opportunities and freedoms that come with citizenship,
and more willing to take on the responsibilities of
citizenship.

Create your own ceremony

Down-load our Toolkit, which includes a template of “civic scripture,” to give you ideas and then add your own elements of song, story and play! Ceremonies can be large or small. Watch a video of a Sworn-Again Ceremony we lead at the Points of Light Conference in 2012.

Take the oath online

You can take the oath to become a Sworn-Again
American, right here, right now.

Share it with others!

Share the story of your ceremony online by posting
photos, videos, and testimonials on Facebook,
Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, or any other favorite
social networking site. Use #swornagainamerica to
tag your posts.

When immigrants become U.S.
citizens, they swear an oath.
We should all be willing to do
that. Let’s renew our vows to
America. Let’s say it out loud.

The Scroll

I pledge to be an active American
to show up for others
to govern my self
to help govern my community
I recommit myself to my country’s creed
to cherish liberty
as a responsibility

I pledge to serve
and to push my country:
when right, to be kept right;
when wrong, to be set right
Wherever my ancestors and I were born,
I claim America
and I pledge to live like a citizen

I Pledge Too!

For more information email us.

Sworn-Again America is a project of Citizen University. This project is made possible, in part, by
Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Let’s make millions of Sworn-Again Americans! Pass it on!

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