At New American Leaders (NAL), we believe our democracy is stronger when everyone participates. We work with the best and brightest from African, Arab, Asian Pacific Islander, Latino and Caribbean American communities to transform them into effective candidates and the inspiring leaders their communities need. From City Council to Congress, NAL is creating and working alongside the rising stars of American politics.
Check Out Our 2020 Training Schedule
Feeling energized by 2019’s historic victories by trailblazing New American candidates? Us too! We’re thrilled to announce our 2020 training schedule so you can join these badass New American leaders in changing the face of leadership on campaigns and in elected office across the country!
We’re proud to lead a growing movement of New Americans and people of color who are running for office, managing campaigns, and shaking up the status quo to create a democracy that represents and works for all of us. Check out some of our key accomplishments from the last year!
Boss Ladies Training
Although we can’t all be members of The Squad, we can support the next wave of Boss Ladies — badass women running campaigns and changing the face of political leadership. That’s exactly what we do through our partnership with IGNITE at Boss Ladies, a new one-day, immersive training. Sign up for one near you!
Ready to Rise
We need more #PeopleLikeUs involved in the political process in 2020 and beyond. That’s why we launched Ready to Rise, a new one-day program based on our signature Ready to Lead training. Learn more!
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Facts & Figures
Only 2 percent of the 500,000 available elected offices in the United States are held by Asian Pacific Islanders and Latinos.
Congress is 78 percent White and 76 percent male. The U.S. population is 18 percent Latino and 6 percent Asian Pacific Islander.
Women comprise 51 percent of the population, but just 24 percent of Congress.
Not one single state government in America has Asian Pacific Islander and Latino representation proportionate to its population.Read Represent 2020 report
In 2011, at one of NALP's first trainings, I gained practice telling my story...I love that NALP stresses a pan-ethnic approach to all the future candidates they train - it is important to work in a pan-ethnic way and to find ways to bring people together.Stephanie Chang, Michigan State Repreresentative and Ready to Lead® Michigan alumna
When I thought about running for office as a different way to serve, I immediately thought of NALP -- and I'm so glad I did. As I went through the training, it became abundantly clear that Sayu and her staff are committed to ensuring our government truly reflects our beautifully diverse nation.Sunil Oommen, Ready to Lead® Northeast alumnus
Before NALP, running for office was a vague concept surrounded by a lot of mystery, especially in the "how" of it. After NALP, I am able to clearly visualize the steps and have greater confidence moving forward in being involved in politics.Sarah Alfaham, Ready to Lead® Michigan alumna
I've been to a slew of leadership trainings, and this is the first one to successfully create an environment that allows women of color to be unapologetically themselves. Now, I am serious about laying down the groundwork for my own bid in 3-5 years.Barbara Barreno-Paschall, Ready to Lead® New American Women alumna