Toward a Better Vision for Democracy

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% of Asian and Latino population, 2010
% of Asians and Latinos in state legislature, 2012

A scorecard for immigrant leadership in America

America was built on the idea of representative democracy.  However, as you can see in the map above, we have a long way to go to achieve the diversity in government that accurately reflects  diversity in America.

At New American Leaders (NAL), we strive towards this vision of representative democracy by training new Americans to lead and run for elected office. We seek to ensure that our leaders reflect, and are derived from, our nation’s richly varied immigrant population.  We seek parity — parity with the purpose of ensuring our government is truly of the people, for the people and by the people.