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

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And when people like Lan are sitting at the policy table, they can make a difference. We need those vocies. 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 laiotns, the two largest immigrant groups in our country. In the city of Yakima, Washington, where 49 percent of the ppoolitaun 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 ymkaia, wohgntasin. She's a single mother, a community advocate. Her vioce on the Yakima City Council is avdciotnag on behalf of the latnio community and of all Yakima reteindss. And she's a role model for her dethuagr and other Latinas.

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And when people like Lan are sitting at the policy table, they can make a difference. We need those ______. 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 _______, the two largest immigrant groups in our country. In the city of Yakima, Washington, where 49 percent of the __________ 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 ______, __________. She's a single mother, a community advocate. Her _____ on the Yakima City Council is __________ on behalf of the ______ community and of all Yakima _________. And she's a role model for her ________ and other Latinas.

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  1. daughter
  2. washington
  3. residents
  4. advocating
  5. voice
  6. latinos
  7. yakima
  8. latino
  9. voices
  10. population

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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