A national summit bringing together those inside and outside government who are fighting to dismantle systemic barriers oppressing communities of color. The 2018 victories up and down the ballot signal that New American leadership is needed now. Elected officials, NAL alumni, partners and allies addressed pressing reforms, showcased successful legislation, and built solidarity for our work on a more inclusive democracy.

Speakers included:

  • Vanita Gupta, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Hon. Elizabeth Guzman, Virginia House of Delegates
  • Linda Sarsour, Women’s March leader and civil rights activist
  • Nse Ufot, New Georgia Project & Stacey Abrams for Governor
  • Sayu Bhojwani, New American Leaders
  • Mahima Mahadevan, New American Leaders & Rashida Tlaib for Congress
  • Saikat Chakrabarti, Justice Democrats & Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Congress
  • Luis Navarro, National Education Association
  • Faiza Patel, Brennan Center
  • Maria Del Rosario Palacios, Georgia Shift
  • Kamal Essaheb, National Immigration Law Center
  • Larry Stafford, Progressive Maryland
  • Suzanne Almeida, Common Cause
  • Ruth Greenwood, Voting Rights & Redistricting
  • Davia Downey, Voters Not Politicians, Michigan’s Proposal 2
  • Ellen Boettcher, Alabama Voting Rights Project, Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Melba V. Pearson, American Civil Liberties Union of Florida
  • and more!
  • Inside scoop on successful movement-based campaigns of 2018
  • State and local strategies to counter voter suppression and build the resistance
  • Solutions to systemic barriers facing New American candidates and legislators
  • Plus, special session for elected officials only

Sessions Included:

  • New American Women for the Win
  • How We Did It: New Americans on Campaign Leadership
  • Red For Ed Movement: The Fight for Public Education
  • From Profiling to Policing: States as Sites of Resistance
  • The Power of Local Government: Immigrant Integration and Social Inclusion
  • Public Financing: Cleaning Up Elections to Make Room for People Like Us
  • Expanding Democracy: Every Constituent Counts
  • Voter Restoration: Returning Power to Citizens

December 7, 2018

Washington, DC