No matter how hard the Trump Administration tries to keep America ruled by moneyed white men, new Americans are successfully invigorating the democratic process. Often more dedicated to America’s principles than those of us who were born here and take it for granted, people from Latin America and other non-white places are running for office and winning. As discussed through stories of individuals throughout the country, in Detroit, the Southwest, Southeast,and the Midwest, author Sayu Bhojwani describes what it takesand how it can be replicated. The book is called People Like Us, The New Wave of Candidates Knocking at Democracy’s Door. She advises, “There is reason to be hopeful and wary. Both tenacity and fire are useful in politics and governance.”

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