The New American Dreams Platform seeks to define—by immigrants—what it means to be a successful nation of immigrants. The Platform will broaden and deepen current political discourse about immigration so that candidates and policymakers must acknowledge that immigrants are not numbers but humans, not burdens but contributors, and not criminals but mothers and fathers and laborers and taxpayers and business owners. The New American Dreams Platform aims to be a framework to discuss immigration from this time onwards.
In the long run, the Platform will build momentum that requires every candidate to be genuinely, robustly pro-immigrant. The New American Dreams Platform will be run like a campaign. We will build support at the local level and mobilize our constituencies through community actions, social media campaigns, story sharing and testimonials, and coordinated press strategies. The Platform was launched at the National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC), NPNA’s flagship event, in December 2015.
Note: NPNA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization. We do not endorse candidates or parties. Our New American Dreams Platform and invitations to our national conference were distributed to every candidate for President who polled above 1% as of November 2015, regardless of party affiliation. We do not receive any money from the Federal government, nor from any candidates for political office.