NALP on PBS’s MetroFocus

Power and Policy Reception

A Scorecard for Immigrant Leadership in America. How did your state do?

In the New American Leaders Project's “Represent 2020: A Scorecard for Immigrant Leadership in America” report, researchers surveyed 7,382 state legislators to determine the number of Asian American and Latino elected officials in office at state governments nationwide.

The findings are alarming. Only 377 state legislature seats are held by Asian American and Latino representatives!

Across the board, NO state legislature in the United States accurately reflects the number of Asian Americans and Latinos residing in their states.

Interactive map and report here!


Brian Lehrer Show, March 11, 2016
If Immigrants Held Office

PBS Metrofocus, March 8, 2016
Former NYC Commissioner Wants More Immigrants To Run For Political Office

Fox News Latino, February 18, 2016
Opinion: Nevada to offer glimpse of minorities' not so minor role in 2016 election

Not one single state in America has enough Latinos and Asian American representatives in office. But the big question is -- why? And what can we do to close this gap? The New American Leaders Project’s latest report delves into these very questions.

States of Inclusion: New American Journeys to Elected Office is out now.

States of Inclusion NALP Report

NALP Goes to Washington

October 16-19, 2015

NALP held a successful weekend at the White House, Newseum and George Washington University for immigrant leaders from around the nation! Take a look at our photos below

  • White House

    At the White House, state and local elected officials from 20 states came to NALP's annual Power & Policy conference to share innovative policy ideas to help integrate immigrants into the fabric of American society.

  • Power & Policy

    At the Newseum, NALP held the Power & Policy Awards Reception honoring U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and CA State Senator Ricardo Lara for advocating for immigrant communities.

  • Ready to Win

    At George Washington University, NALP launched a new advanced training called Ready to Win for a select group of our Ready to Lead® graduates who are preparing to run for office or head campaigns in 2016.

A testimonial from 2015 Ready to Lead:Colorado alum, Nicole Melaku.

Next Ready to Lead® Training: TBA

Re3 StoryHack

New American Leaders Project recently participated 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 perspective.

Run For Us

Most Likely to Shift Perspective Award
Audience Choice Award

A more representative government starts close to home. If the interests of elected officials don't reflect our own, why not run for local office yourself? This humorous video makes this point, and a toolkit helps anyone get started.

Visit Run For Us »

You Are Home

Our multi-ethnic country is not accurately reflected in our elected officials. This interactive image collage illustrates the vibrant and increasing "majority of minorities" in the U.S. and compares it to the homogeneity of the Senate. Scroll through the visualization to see the change needed for the US government to truly reflect the nation.

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