On Wednesday, a federal judge blocked the Trump administration’s policy of using the pandemic as an excuse to turn away migrant children seeking asylum at the border. This is great news, and it also raises pressure on how the Biden administration will approach the emergency border restrictions. People like us will be sure to hold them accountable for not only this but also for making our democracy more accessible to all.
With all eyes on the key Senate runoff elections in Georgia, attention is again turning to the Latino electorate. Right now, 377,000 Latinos are eligible to vote and 250,000 Latinos are registered in the state. They could easily prove to be the margin of victory—if effectively mobilized—but these next few months should also be seen as an opportunity to build grassroots power that goes well beyond Election Day. (If you live in Georgia, be sure to register online to vote by Monday, December 7.)
It’s no secret that our democracy has been under attack these past four years.
To reclaim some of the power we’ve lost and to create the change that people like us want to see in our democracy, Congress and our next administration must support the passage of the For the People Act (HR1). This is a once-in-a-generation democracy reform package that will clean up our political system, get big money out of politics, hold elected officials accountable for corruption, expand and protect voting rights, and create a democracy that values the voices of all Americans.
Sign your name to our petition if you believe our government should work for us, not against us.
On December 5th, we’re excited to host our annual Power and Policy Summit for New American elected officials, policy leaders, and fierce community advocates like you!
Designed by and for people like us in elected office, Power and Policy is our chance to plan ahead for the coming year, address urgent policy issues, and find solutions that strengthen our democracy. And while we may not be in D.C. this year, we’ll still be joined online by BIPOC leaders from across the country to listen, learn, and be in community with one another.
Here’s a preview of some of this year’s panels:
- Our New Southern Strategy
- Communicating a Vision for Public Safety
- Preparing for the Upcoming Legislative Fight
- Assessing Policies for Equity
- And many more!
Feeling inspired by the New Americans and people of color who broke through barriers and recently won their elections? Ready to take the next step and become the next badass trailblazer?
Then take one of our trainings in 2021 or apply for our fellowship program! We’re offering our most ever online training opportunities to help get New Americans and people of color—people like YOU—ready to run, win, and lead in 2021 and beyond.
Get more info on our 2021 trainings and fellowship and apply here: http://bit.ly/nalapply