The Indian American community has been very successful across most walks of American life, and this year we can feel the impact in the political scene. I want to thank U.S. India Political Action Committee for their vision, their tireless work in supporting our community and for creating a platform for Indian American candidates. I look forward to working with USINPAC in the coming years.
Neeta Datt, a Democrat, is running for Delegate for District 14 in Maryland and she is the first South Asian woman to run for political office in Maryland. She is a longtime community and environmental activist.Neeta is one of the founding members of Maryland’s Asian American Pacific Islander Democrats, whose mission is to promote the participation in government affairs through increased legislative advocacy and political representation. She served as the first Chair of the group’s Political Outreach Committee.Neeta founded WeGreen Global, a non-profit organization that promotes energy efficiency and waste reduction practices and education.Neeta is the owner of a successful graphic design business, producing quality work for both the public and private sector clients.Neeta served as Hub Director for the Barack Obama for President Campaign.Neeta also volunteers as a mentor to minority and underprivileged high school dropouts to encourage them to return to school.Neeta is a highly-respected community leader and knows that she can accomplish even more as a Delegate. She is about accomplishing results and isn’t afraid to make difficult decisions. Her experiences, skills, and wisdom enable her to work with diverse constituencies and reach agreement. Neeta has a wide base of support appealing to progressives, small-business owners, environmentalists, minorities, women, seniors, youth, educators and many others.Neeta has been endorsed by the National Organization for Women, Montgomery County, MD (MCNOW), Montgomery County Green Democrats, Montgomery County Progressive Alliance (MCPA) and also supported by USINPAC.In the words of Karen Montgomery, a very well respected Delegate, Neeta Datt stands for honesty, integrity and dignity. District 14 needs her leadershipNeeta Datt, the daughter of an Indian army officer, grew up in several cities in India including New Delhi, Mumbai, Kalimpong, and Wellington. She and her husband Sunil, who works for IBM, moved to the United States more than 16 years ago, where they reside in Montgomery County, Maryland. Neeta and Sunil are the proud parents of two sons, Pulak and Vipul, both graduates of the University of Maryland.To learn more about Neeta Datt and to view video testimonials representing the diversity of her support, please visit www.neetadatt.com.