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Training people with our values, to run and win.

The immigrant experience is an asset to our democracy and to create a world where immigrants thrive, we must elect immigrants to office. We work to train people like us who understand our experiences because they’ve lived them, to run, win and hold decision making power at all levels of government. Partnering with People’s Action and New American Leaders, we walk prospective candidates through a program to develop the skills and power they need to run people centered campaigns.

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Train to Run for Public Office

Are you an immigrant, refugee or person of color, who is ready to rise to leadership and use your power to advance immigrant justice? Join one of our training programs.

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“I decided to run because I understand that we cannot rely on the goodwill of others to achieve the future we seek and deserve. We have to fight for ourselves and we have to do it together. Together we can win, make good policy, and create a government that truly serves the people. After my run in 2020, OneAmerica continued to be part of my leadership journey. Together we registered hundreds of people to vote in Tacoma. I’m proud to be part of an organization that develops immigrant and women of color leadership.”

– Sharlett Mena
Ran for State Representative for 29th LD in 2020