The New American Dreams Platform and Campaign is a proactive policy framework for organizations to advance federal, state and local policies and campaigns around integration such as citizenship, education, health, refugee resettlement, access to justice, and economic inclusion, and to engage with candidates for political office and elected officials.
In 2015, NPNA originally launched the New American Dreams Platform with the purpose of advancing our organizations' and our immigrant communities' voices on integration issues. In doing so, we advanced the first ever federal immigrant integration agenda created by our communities. We successfully persuaded Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley to adopt parts of the platform, and to a lesser extent Bernie Sanders. All three candidates attended our National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC) and spoke to the New American Dreams Platform. In 2018, NPNA updated the platform to better reflect the current political climate and the unprecedented challenges that our communities face. Elements of the platform were ultimately adopted for state and local campaigns, presented to presidential candidates, and used as a guiding document for the NIIC.
In September 2018, we released this working document as an aspirational vision for what full justice, equality, and respect for human rights would look like if implemented for all, including for the nation's diverse immigrant and refugee communities. We are calling for Full Citizenship for All, America as a Refuge, English as a Gateway, Building our Shared Prosperity, Quality Education, A Healthy America, Access to Justice, and a Welcoming and Inclusive Society.
We aspire to make the New American Dreams vision a reality by working with our member organizations and policy partners, through a strategic national tour by NPNA Senior Policy Advisor, former Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez, and presenting the Platform to 2020 Presidential candidates. To get involved, please contact Diego Iñiguez-López at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our partners to date include:
American Business Immigration Coalition
Arkansas United Community Coalition
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
El Centro de Igualidad y Derechos
Fair Immigration Reform Movement
Florida Immigrant Coalition
Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama
Human Rights First
Latin American Center
Maine People's Alliance
Make the Road New Jersey
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
Migration Policy Institute
National Skills Coalition
New York Immigration Coalition
Refugee Council USA
Somos Un Pueblo Unido
The Resurrection Project
Voces de la Frontera
We Are All America