New Americans are the heroes saving our democracy.
We’re here to honor them.

One night each year, the brightest, boldest leaders in our movement come together at the annual New American Hero Awards. Celebrating our movement’s work and supporting our fellow leaders, this event recognizes the democracy-saving efforts of people like us. 

We honor three outstanding New American elected officials each year at the federal, state, and local level. Honorees are chosen based on their extraordinary efforts to serve as an advocate for people like us, open the door for greater representation, and create a more welcoming and inclusive nation. 

This year on April 22nd, we were thrilled to host our 8th annual New American Hero Awards, honoring U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (MN-05), U.S. Congressman Joe Neguse (CO-02), Arizona State Representative Raquel Terán, and Worthington, Ohio School Board Member Sam Shim. We were also thrilled to honor the inspirational vision and fearless leadership of our founder and immediate past president Sayu Bhojwani.

Past Honorees









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