Our Mission

The New American Leaders Project is leading a movement for inclusive democracy by preparing first and second generation Americans to use their power and potential in elected office.

We believe that our democracy is stronger when everyone is included and everyone participates. Unfortunately, our elected government, from City Council to Congress, does not reflect our country’s diverse population.

NALP is the only national, nonpartisan organization focused on bringing New Americans into the political process. We accomplish our goals by:

  • Training and inspiring immigrant leaders of all racial and ethnic backgrounds to run for office.
  • Building partnerships and coalitions among New American elected officials so they can advance more inclusive policies from state to state.
  • Researching solutions to create a more diverse leadership and make the political system more accessible to all Americans.

We believe that when our elected officials mirror the makeup of our nation, we achieve stronger communities, a more responsive government and a robust democracy.