On Wednesday night, the House passed H.R. 1, the For the People Act, a sweeping democracy reform bill that paves the way for expanded voting rights, an end to partisan and racial gerrymandering, removal of dark money from politics, and other key democracy-strengthening measures. New American House members played a key role in its passage, and it now heads to the Senate. If the Senate passes it—which it should—it would kickstart a new, inclusive chapter in our democracy that can be of, for, and by all people.
The Supreme Court seemed inclined to uphold Arizona’s discriminatory voting laws on Tuesday, proving that it can’t be counted on to preserve our democracy from voter suppression. New American and BIPOC communities must continue to stand against attacks on our voting rights and fight for fair and free elections because if we don’t, who will?
Our communities need the American Rescue Plan. This legislation would provide much-needed relief to millions of Americans and help get our country back on track. It would also give working families $1,400 relief checks, create a national vaccination program, extend unemployment assistance, safely reopen schools, and much more.
Sign our petition to demand that the Senate work quickly to pass the American Rescue Plan and provide the American people with necessary relief.
This past weekend, we wrapped up our second training of 2021—Ready to Lead New England! We trained dozens of emerging New American and BIPOC leaders to run, win, and lead. We’re so inspired by their commitment to their communities and drive to make change happen, and we look forward to seeing how they shake up politics moving forward.
Want to join these fierce NALpistas in shaking up politics as usual? Then apply for one of our upcoming trainings! Applications are still open for our Ready to Lead Southwest training—but not for much longer. If you live in the southwestern United States and want to know how you can own your power, share your story, and engage your community to run, win, and lead, we’d love to have you at our training!
Apply by March 15 (or, alternatively, send this to someone who might be interested) and get ready to step into your power and change the face of leadership.
2020 was a rollercoaster of a year. But thanks to the hard work of New American and BIPOC leaders, we were able to step up and meet the needs of our communities even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a movement for social justice, and a historic election.
Now it’s time to celebrate these remarkable accomplishments! Please join us on Thursday, April 22nd for our 8th annual New American Hero Awards to celebrate people who led and grew our movement through these challenges.
We’ll celebrate U.S. Congressman Joe Neguse, Arizona State Representative Raquel Terán, and Worthington, Ohio School Board Member Sam Shim, three inspiring heroes who are fighting for New American communities every day. We will also honor the inspirational vision and fearless leadership of NAL’s founder and former president, Sayu Bhojwani.