The Indian American community in New Hampshire is 30 years young and plays an active and vibrant role throughout the state for professionals such as physicians, entrepreneurs, engineers, educators, and students. From participating in PTO meetings to face-to-face dialogue with elected officials, New Hampshire Indian-Americans have emerged into a politically active community focused on having their voices heard.
The USINPAC New Hampshire Chapter was formed in 2006 and has played a platform to bridge both India and the United States in order to facilitate greater co operation and bilateral ties. The New Hampshire Chapter has made great strides in meeting with candidates from both sides in order to attain a voice in the local government. The New Hampshire Chapter has been active and enrolled in both the 2008 and 2012 presidential primaries as well as in the federal delegation in the state.
The Indian American community within New Hampshire has a large amount of educated individuals who have achieved their entrepreneurial goals. Although, the population within the Indian American community is poorly represented in both the state and federal levels of the government, it is the goal of USINPAC’s New Hampshire Chapter to enter those individuals within the Indian American community into the political arena to attain one unified voice within the government for all Indian Americans.
Former USINPAC New Hampshire Chair Latha Mangipudi's victory in the Democratic primary special elections for New Hampshire State House of Representatives (Nashua, Ward 8, New Hampshire) is a major boost for the Indian-American community in New Hampshire, which is one of the largest minority populations in the state. She states: “USINPAC has been a great platform within New Hampshire, which has helped Indian Americans emerge and give a unified voice to those in the Indian American community.”