As part of the New American Voters 2020 campaign, the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) joined Latino Decisions in a teleconference to breakdown the latest voting data from the Latino Decision’s American Election Eve Poll, and discuss the impact of Latino, Asian American and other newly naturalized citizen communities on the outcomes in politically important states such as Arizona, Florida, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
New American voters had a massive impact on the 2020 election, exercising a powerful electoral voice in many politically important states across the country like Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Organizing efforts carried out nationwide by the immigrant and refugee rights movement have helped millions to naturalize and exercise their new rights as citizens. Today we celebrate our communities’ strong civic engagement and commitment to democracy and justice. The number of naturalized citizens, along with U.S.-born voters from Black and Brown communities, proved critical in determining the next president.
As the nation awaits the final results of the 2020 General Elections, the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) and its members urging patience from the public as the democratic process plays out, and demanding that every vote is counted so that all of our voices are heard in this watershed election.
Nicole Melaku, Executive Director of the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) issued the following statement in response to the US Supreme Court deciding to end the 2020 Census early:
“It is outrageous for the United States Supreme Court to allow the Trump administration to end the 2020 Census early amidst a pandemic and ongoing efforts by the administration to limit the political representation of communities of color. This will lead to an inaccurate Census count and strip a generation of people from the political representation and the resources they need and deserve, including the immigrants and refugees that the NPNA network serves. We urge those who have not filled out their census to make themselves count as they have until Thursday, Oct 15th at 11:59pm to ensure they are counted.