February 22-23, 2014
March 8-9, 2014
Attend our signature training program created for immigrant leaders. With intensive self-assessment and skills building, the program will prepare you for civic leadership from the community to the Capitol. We train participants on messaging, targeting, and fundraising--and help them understand how to leverage their story and their community as assets to the political process.Apply now
In honor of Women’s History Month, the New American Leaders Project celebrates the contributions of immigrant women in elected office, including these three barrier-breaking female leaders and NALP honorees: Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez (the first gay Latina Sheriff in the United States) Michigan State Senator Rashida Tlaib (the first Muslim female elected to Michigan’s State House) and U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono (the first Asian woman elected to the U.S. Senate).
As the number of immigrant women in elected office in America is far below where it should be, we applaud these outstanding immigrant legislators for earning their seats at the table, for being role models and for improving our nation. Listen to how these fearless women overcame obstacles to emerge as outstanding immigrant legislators who are tirelessly working to improve their cities, states and our nation:
*Center for American Women and Politics
New American Leaders Project was recently selected to participate in Re3 StoryHack. We helped two teams of hackers write, visualize, code, and share our story. Their websites offer background on the current state of representation, and aim to shift national perspective on the need for descriptive democracy in the United States.
■ Most Likely to Shift Perspective Award
■ Audience Choice Award
A more representative government starts closer to home than you may think. If the interests of elected officials don't seem to reflect our own interests, how better to change that than to run for local office yourself? This humorous video drives home this point, and a toolkit helps anyone get started on a public campaign.
Our multi-ethnic country of immigrants is not accurately reflected in our elected officials. This interactive image collage illustrates the changing ethnicity and the increasing "majority of minorities" in the U.S. and compares it to the homogeneity of the Senate. Scroll through the diversity visualization to see the change we need to make so our government truly reflects us.