People Like Us: A Roadmap for Democracy

Monday, October 1, 2018 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm EDT
Carnegie Corporation of New York; 437 Madison Avenue, 31st Floor; New York, NY 10022-7034
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With the November 2018 elections looming, we are seeing a wide range of individuals who are running for elected office at all levels of government and from different walks of life. 

Come join us for a conversation with Sayu Bhojwani, Founder and President of New American Leaders and author of People Like Us: A New Wave of Candidates Knocking at Democracy’s Door, who has been seeing this trend emerge over the recent years. New American Leaders especially has played a big part in encouraging and training candidates from immigrant backgrounds to run for office. 

In addition from hearing from Sayu, several of those who have been trained and have run for office also will be with us. 


  • The challenges facing candidates with no political experience or their own wealth in running for political office
  • Philanthropy’s responsibility to support the development of a new cadre of political leadership
  • Barriers for funders in supporting nonprofit leaders in running for public office
  • The interplay between nonprofits, leadership development, and democracy


*Copies and book signings of Sayu Bhojwani’s People Like Us: A New Wave of Candidates Knocking at Democracy’s Door will be made available at the program.  First come, first served.

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12:00 - 12:15 PM   Check-in and Lunch 
12:15 - 2:00 PM  Program

Registration is required by September 24th.

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