Concord, NH. The U.S.-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) today commended the Indian-Americans in New Hampshire for their unprecedented historic participation in the New Hampshire Primary. USINPAC's New Hampshire Chapter, referred to as USINPAC-NH, has been active in the state for over a year now. 

Latha Mangipudi, the Chair of USINPAC-NH, said "Indian-Americans in this state have attended events with every major Presidential candidate including Clinton, Obama, Romney, Giuliani, McCain, Thompson, and Edwards. I know the campaigns get the message that Indian-Americans in this state are active and can make a major difference in the primary's results."

Indian-Americans have been in New Hampshire for over 30 years and have played an active and vibrant role throughout the state as physicians, entrepreneurs, engineers, educators, and students. From participating in PTO meetings to face-to-face dialogue with elected officials and working and volunteering for campaigns, New Hampshire Indian-Americans have emerged into a politically active community focused on having their voice heard.

Congressman Paul Hodes (D-NH) applauds the community's participation. "The Indian-American community here in New Hampshire is very active and involved in all aspects of community life, especially the political process," said Hodes. They have been enthusiastic participants in our first-in-the nation presidential primary and the candidates have certainly taken notice."

As important as the New Hampshire Primary is shaping up to be in 2008, the involvement of USINPAC-NH and the Indian-American community is all the more significant there. 

"New Hampshire's Indian-American community has been a visible and engaged participant in this year's first-in-the-nation primary, says Fergus Cullen, Chairman of the NH Republican Party. "With the races being so tight on both sides, it makes sense for both parties to seek the support of the New Hampshire Indian-American community and USINPAC-NH."

USINPAC is the political voice of 2.5 million Indian-Americans. USINPAC provides bipartisan support to candidates for federal, state and local office who support the issues that are important to the Indian-American community. For more information, go to www.usinpac.com.



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