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Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re a romantic or not, it’s still a good day to show some love to the people and causes you care about.

As an organization that has trained nearly 1,000 New Americans and people of color to run for office and win, we just wanted to say one thing…

We L-O-V-E our alumni!

As movement builders, status-quo disruptors, and all-around badasses, our alumni are a bunch of allstars.

They’re speaking up and making their voices heard, changing the narrative of who can and should lead, and building a democracy that represents and works for all Americans.

Today and every day, our alumni are our Valentines (and we hope the feeling is mutual ????) but we want to show them extra love today!

???? Just last month, New York State Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz introduced historic legislation that would guarantee immigrant New Yorkers facing deportation the right to a lawyer.

???? Michigan State Senator Stephanie Chang introduced a bill to make drivers’ licenses available for all Michigan residents, regardless of their immigration status.

???? Colorado State Senator Julie Gonzales led legislation mandating that civics and history education include contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals and people of color.

???? Washington State Senator Manka Dhingra led the passage of a law requiring that inmates be provided with information on voting rights restoration when they’re released.

???? Arizona House Representatives Raquel Terán and Athena Salman and Arizona State Senators Juan Mendez and Tony Navarrete co-sponsored a bill to repeal remnants of SB 1070, the infamous 2010 “show me your papers” anti-immigrant law.

???? Cudahy Mayor Elizabeth Alcantar called out the environmental racism against her community after a Delta plane dropped fuel in her city of Cudahy, California.

???? Belén Sisa, the Latino press secretary for Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign, is working hard to expand the Latinx electorate.

On behalf of all of us at New American Leaders, thank you for being a part of our movement to create a more inclusive democracy and for your constant love and support for #PeopleLikeUs.

Oh, and one more thing: