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Nov 5, 2018

Despite the fact that whites, both male and female, comprise only 63 percent of the U.S. population, 81 percent of Congressional members are white males. Those numbers are also closely mirrored in elected officials in state and local offices. However, one activist feels that could very well change in this year’s elections.

Guest: Sayu Bhojwani, founder and president of New American Leaders, the only national organization focused on preparing immigrant leaders to run for public office.

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