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New York delegate Na’ilah Amaru drew loud cheers from the crowd at the Democratic National Convention when she talked about her path from immigrant to soldier to activist for the Democratic party.

“I joined the Army as an ammunition specialist and gave the best of myself to a country that had given me so much,” she said during Tuesday’s speeches. “I returned from Iraq deeply committed to restoring the faith of America’s promise for everyone.”

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