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USINPAC congratulates a Transformational Candidate

Washington, DC. The American voters have spoken and decided they are ready to make history by electing their first African-American president. A large number of the Indian-American community especially the second generation have enthusiastically supported Senator Barack Obama and embraced his message of change. For many Indian-Americans, Obama was on all counts, a transformational candidate who was able to go beyond race, a man who had the potential to lead the country, a candidate who would bring fresh energy to the White House and to the administration in Washington. 

"On election night, I whispered into the ears of my sleeping four-and-a-half-year-old triplet sons – third-generation Americans – that Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream is a reality. They will be judged not by the color of their skins, but by the content of their character. And they can be anything they want to in this country," said Subodh Chandra, a former Democratic candidate for Ohio Attorney General. "I have every confidence that Obama's victory and brilliant service as president will open countless doors and shatter countless ceilings for Americans of every background."

"Senator Obama's personal story clearly has a special appeal to the Indian-American community with him being the son of an immigrant, he also has had Indian-Americans in prominent positions in his campaign, and worked very diligently at reaching out to the community," said Sanjay Puri, Chairman of the U.S.-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC). "We celebrate Sen. Obama's victory and we look forward to working in a united manner as a community and as Americans with an Obama administration to confront the many challenges we face today and transform our society for the better for all."

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