Represent 2020

A Scorecard for Immigrant Leadership in America

In the first report of its kind, The New American Leaders Project released “Represent 2020: A Scorecard for Immigrant Leadership in America”. Researchers surveyed 7,382 state legislators to determine the number of Asian American and Latino elected officials currently serving in office in state government nationwide.

Their findings? Only 377 Asian American and Latinos hold elected seats in state legislatures.

Across the board, not one state legislature accurately reflects the number of Asian American and Latinos residing in their states.

Power and Policy Reception

How did your state do? Check out the full report and the interactive rollover map here!


Arizona Immigrants Polish Their Political Dreams

Al Jazeera: America // March 16, 2015

The Effects of the New Immigration Ruling

MSNBC // February 21, 2015

Immigrants Use Storytelling to Become Leaders

Voices of NY // June 24, 2014

Upcoming Ready to Lead® immigrant candidate training dates:

Ready to Lead – Denver, Colorado

Denver, CO
April 10 to April 12, 2015

Ready to Lead – Detroit (Dearborn), Michigan

Detroit, MI
June 12 to June 14, 2015

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Re3 StoryHack

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.

Run For Us

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.

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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.

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