Indian Americans Come Together for First-Ever Gathering on Capitol Hill
For the first time, the U.S. Capitol on June 6th will host a meeting of Indian American elected officials, leaders, philanthropists, and some 80 community members running for elected offices in the November midterm elections. Sponsored by the Indian American Impact Project, the day-long meeting is expected to be attended by nearly 200 Indian Americans. Participants will hear from Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), the first-ever Senator of Indian origin, during the keynote address, as well as from Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ). "We are thrilled to host the first-ever gathering of Indian American elected officials, candidates, philanthropists, community leaders, and political strategists," Gautam Raghavan, a former Obama administration official said. "I am particularly excited that we have over 30 Indian American candidates and elected officials attending the Summit. Many of them are eager to connect with one another, to share stories from the campaign trail and lessons learned along the way. We look forward to celebrating their courage to run for office.” A record number of 20 Indian Americans are running for the House of Representatives. More here.