US Capitol to Host First-Ever Gathering of Indian-Americans

WASHINGTON: For the first time, the US Capitol next week will host Indian American elected officials, leaders, philanthropists and some 80 community members running for elected offices in the November mid-term elections. 

Senator Kamala Harris from California, the first ever Indian origin to be elected to the US Senate, is scheduled to deliver a keynote address to the one-of-its kind of gathering. 

"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 White House official, told PTI. 

Organised by recently-formed Indian American Impact Project, the day-long meeting on June 6 is expected to be attended by nearly 200 Indian American elected officials, candidates, philanthropists, community leaders, and political strategists from across the country, Raghavan said. 

"It will feature panel discussions about how we can build political power in the Indian American community," he said. 

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Padma Kuppa