Campaign 2010

Sep 15, 2005

DCCC Launches Indian American Council

DCCC Press

Sep 15, 2005

DCCC Launches Indian American Council

New panel will work closely with Democratic leaders

(Washington, D.C.) -- Today, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) announced the formation of an Indian American Council to provide the party with valuable insight on a broad range of issues important to the Indian American community.

Ro Khanna, appointed as chair of the Council by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, said “The creation of this council is a historic step for the Indian American Community, and attests to the party’s appreciation for what the community has contributed to this country. Leader Pelosi has once again demonstrated her extraordinary vision in harnessing the talent, passion, and energy of the community.”

Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-NY), Chairman of the DCCC Business Council, said, “As the representative of one of the largest populations of Indian Americans in the United States and the former co-chair of the Caucus on India and Indian Americans, I am pleased that the DCCC shares my commitment to working with this important community. As we approach another critical election year, I feel confident that the partnership between the Indian American community and the DCCC will be essential to the victory of Democrats in key Congressional districts next November.”

The Council will be sponsoring an inaugural issues conference entitled “Innovate America: A Vision for the 21st Century.” The conference will initiate a dialogue between leaders of the community and the Congressional leadership about ensuring that our country remains competitive and generates high quality jobs and new opportunities throughout the 21st century. It will take place on October 1, 2005 in Fremont, California.

Actively working alongside Ro Khanna will be important community leaders, including Malini Alles, Mike Amin, Hitesh Bhakta, Ram Bhojwani, Swadesh Chatterjee, Navneet Chugh, Lutfe Hassan, Rajat Gupta, Kamil Hasan, Talat Hasan, Sridar Iyengar, Kailash Joshi, Ramesh Kapur, Vinod Khosla, Subroto Kundu, Anmol Mahal, Kumar Malavalli, Sima Patel, Suhas Patil, Sunil Puri, Parag Saxena, Bipin Shah, Smita Shah, Rekhi Singh, and Deven Verma.


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