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FEATURING SAYU BHOJWANI – With just weeks to go before the midterm elections, the nation is poised for a change in the political landscape. One group of people whose fate hangs strongly in the balance is immigrants – the favored target of Donald Trump, his party, and his base.

But Americans of immigrant origin are taking matters into their own hands and are running for local and statewide office. Now a new book surveys the inspiring stories of many immigrant Americans using the democratic tools at their disposal to make their voices heard.

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Sayu Bhojwani, founder and president of New American Leaders, the only national organization focused on preparing immigrant leaders to run for public office. She served as New York City’s first commissioner of immigrant affairs. Her new book is called People Like Us: The New Wave of Candidates Knocking at Democracy’s Door.

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