Welcome to our special edition of the Resistance Roundup! In case you missed it, we hosted the New American Hero Awards and Power and Policy national summit last week, bringing together the ever-expanding NAL family of alumni, elected officials, and friends from all across the country.
We’ve pulled together some of our favorite highlights to bring you up to speed (and assuage your FOMO if you couldn’t make it!) but we’d love to hear from you about your favorite moments! Drop us a line on social media using #NAHA2019 and #NewAmericanAgenda to keep the conversation going.
We kicked off Friday with a visit to Capitol Hill before diving into discussions on the policy challenges and systemic barriers facing #PeopleLikeUs at our annual Power and Policy national summit. This year’s gathering brought together over 100 New American elected officials and leaders, including our keynote speakers, Aarti Shahani and Stacey Abrams, and guests, U.S. Representatives Pramila Jayapal and Rashida Tlaib.
These two events left us feeling inspired, empowered, and supported by the amazing network of leaders—people like you—who are doing such incredible work to create a democracy that works for all of us. Thanks for all you do and for making these events so powerful!
#PeopleLikeUs have known that we have the power to swing elections for years. Now we have the data to prove it! Earlier this week, Politico reported on our new research showing that New Americans make up the margin of victory in swing states like Arizona, Georgia, and Michigan. Remember, #PeopleLikeUs are powerful and have the ability to shake up the status quo and create a democracy that represents and works for all of us in 2020 and beyond!
MUST-WATCH: Earlier today, our founder and president Sayu Bhojwani went on MSNBC and spoke with anchor Ali Velshi about our new research and the impact New American voters will have on the 2020 election. Watch the segment here!
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