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Things are changing in the Lone Star state. The Texas electorate is growing, highly motivated and engaged, and looks a lot different than in years past.
One reason for this change? The hard work of #PeopleLikeUs. The Latinx electorate nearly doubled in size from 2014 to 2018, making the community a force to be reckoned with. Considering that the Latinx community will also soon make up the majority of Texas’s population, it’s clear that #PeopleLikeUs have the power to make change happen and elect leaders who truly represent our communities!
Close The Camps All of them. As reported by BuzzFeed News yesterday, Roberto Rodriguez-Espinoza, a Mexican immigrant in ICE custody, died last month after officials waited more than seven hours to transfer him to a hospital. This is beyond unacceptable.
Roberto’s death is yet another horrific reminder of the inhumane conditions #PeopleLikeUs face when held in ICE concentration camps. We cannot allow immigrants to be abused, neglected, separated from their families, and denied their rights. It’s past time that we stand together and hold our leaders accountable for these abuses and demand that all camps are closed.
Tired of politics as usual? Ready to see leaders on the ballot and behind the scenes who actually represent our communities and lead with authenticity? We are too. That’s why we’ve teamed up with IGNITE National to host another two Boss Ladies trainings before the end of the year!
These one-of-a-kind half-day trainings focus on preparing young women of color to own their power and serve as staff members on campaigns. Sound intriguing? Then get your ticket to attend our Boss Ladies LA training on November 2 or Boss Ladies Columbus training on November 16. Tickets are going fast, so be sure to get tickets for you and your squad now!
Last night, our Founder and President Sayu Bhojwani received the Changemaker Award from the New York Immigration Coalition. As she said then, “Today, I continue this legacy at New American Leaders by making sure the America we came for comes into being.”
Sayu will also be speaking at the 2019 National Immigrant Integration Conference this weekend in Detroit, along with Aamina Ahmed, NAL’s Program Manager; Raquel Castañeda-López, a member of NAL’s board of directors and a trainer; and Seydi Sarr, a #NALpista. Follow the action with the hashtag #NIIC2019!
And, finally, our New American Hero Awards and Power and Policy national summit are on November 14 and 15, respectively, in Washington, D.C. Over those two days, we’ll be hearing from the one and only Stacey Abrams and honoring Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, Delegate Kathy Tran, and Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz. Between the unbeatable, badass leaders and the DJ and dance floor, these events promise to be parties you don’t want to miss. Get your tickets today!
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This week, we want to give a shout-out to:
- Vanessa García Polanco (Ready to Lead Michigan 2019 and Campaign Leader from Ready to Win 2019), Khadega Mohammed (Ready to Lead Michigan 2018), and Ahmad Alkaabi (Ready to Lead Michigan 2019), for being rockstar interns in Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office.
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