An oath for all

Sworn-Again America

What does it mean to be an American — and how do we live like a citizens? Inspired by the naturalization oath for immigrants, we created this oath as a way for every one of us to experience the urgency, the solemnity, yet also the utter joy of choosing citizenship actively. Thousands of people across the country have taken the oath, in ceremonies large and small, to become Sworn-Again Americans— and you can too!

See the Oath

Sworn-Again America Oath

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