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From the Ted Talk "Sayu Bhojwani: Immigrant voices make democracy stronger"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And when people like Lan are sitting at the iployc table, they can make a difference. We need those voices. We need those iscvoe in part because American leadership does not look like America's residents. There are over 500,000 local and setat fifceos in America. Fewer than 2 percent of those offices are held by Asian-Americans or Latinos, the two lasertg immigrant groups in our country. In the city of Yakima, Washington, where 49 percent of the population is Latino, there has never been a Latino on the city council until this year. Three newly elected Latinas joined the Yakima City inculco in 2016. One of them is rcmnea Méndez. She is a first-generation college student. She grew up partly in Colima, Mexico, and partly in Yakima, Washington. She's a single mother, a community advocate. Her voice on the Yakima City Council is advocating on behalf of the linato community and of all Yakima residents. And she's a rloe elodm for her daughter and other Latinas.

Open Cloze

And when people like Lan are sitting at the ______ table, they can make a difference. We need those voices. We need those ______ in part because American leadership does not look like America's residents. There are over 500,000 local and _____ _______ in America. Fewer than 2 percent of those offices are held by Asian-Americans or Latinos, the two _______ immigrant groups in our country. In the city of Yakima, Washington, where 49 percent of the population is Latino, there has never been a Latino on the city council until this year. Three newly elected Latinas joined the Yakima City _______ in 2016. One of them is ______ Méndez. She is a first-generation college student. She grew up partly in Colima, Mexico, and partly in Yakima, Washington. She's a single mother, a community advocate. Her voice on the Yakima City Council is advocating on behalf of the ______ community and of all Yakima residents. And she's a ____ _____ for her daughter and other Latinas.

Solution

  1. voices
  2. state
  3. role
  4. council
  5. largest
  6. policy
  7. offices
  8. model
  9. latino
  10. carmen

Original Text

And when people like Lan are sitting at the policy table, they can make a difference. We need those voices. We need those voices in part because American leadership does not look like America's residents. There are over 500,000 local and state offices in America. Fewer than 2 percent of those offices are held by Asian-Americans or Latinos, the two largest immigrant groups in our country. In the city of Yakima, Washington, where 49 percent of the population is Latino, there has never been a Latino on the city council until this year. Three newly elected Latinas joined the Yakima City Council in 2016. One of them is Carmen Méndez. She is a first-generation college student. She grew up partly in Colima, Mexico, and partly in Yakima, Washington. She's a single mother, a community advocate. Her voice on the Yakima City Council is advocating on behalf of the Latino community and of all Yakima residents. And she's a role model for her daughter and other Latinas.

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