|Denver, CO. On the third day of the Democratic Convention, the US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) raised the political visibility of Indian-Americans in the electoral process throughout the day; a day that was headlined by speeches by Vice Presidential Candidate Joseph Biden and former President Bill Clinton.
USINPAC members and representatives communicated with prominent leaders of the Democratic Party such as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-8), Democratic Party Vice Chair Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA-15), Arizona Governor Grace Napolitano, Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY-2), Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH-1), Congressman Edward Markey (D-MA-7), Ethel Kennedy (the wife of late Senator Robert Kennedy), Robert Kennedy Jr., and New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Raymond Buckley. They also met with Indian Ambassador Ronen Sen and Pakistani Ambassador Hussain Haqqani.
USINPAC members were on the floor of the convention during the major speeches and attended official events like the Democratic National Convention Asian-American and Pacific Islander Caucus meeting, Senator Hillary Clinton's reception for delegates, and the National Jewish Democratic Council Panel Discussion on Judaism and Politics.
"The community, through groups like USINPAC, has become a strong force in Democratic politics and policy making," said Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-NY-7), one of the leading voices for the Indian-American community. "I commend my friends for their active participation and contributions to the American democratic process. The Indian-American community continues to grow in its political sophistication, and that is evident during this year's election cycle."
"As Indian-Americans, we have an obligation to give back to a country that has given so much to us," said Shyam Reddy, a former candidate for Secretary of State of Georgia. "As a community, it is critical that we support USINPAC, and its continued success is critical to the overall success of the Indian-American community in American politics."
The US-India Political Action Committee (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.