WASHINGTON D.C., November 24, 2020
Fresh off a historic victory for President-elect, Joe Biden and Vice President-elect, Kamala Harris, The U.S.-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) held a transition team panel to discuss the transition process and to offer suggestions as to how its membership can become involved with the incoming administration.
“We had a great panel discussion,” said USINPAC Chairman, Sanjay Puri. “There is a lot of excitement about this new administration and USINPAC is working with key stakeholders to provide opportunities for Indian Americans who want to serve in this administration. Given the challenges facing our country related to COVID-19, the struggling economy, etc. there is a tremendous need for talented individuals. USINPAC will be reaching out to provide the best and the brightest from our community to the Biden-Harris administration.”
Panelists spoke about the large number of positions the Biden-Harris administration will need to fill – nearly 4,000 – and how to get young people with a passion for public service involved. They also spoke about building the community and making a commitment to public service.
“We saw unprecedented involvement from the Indian American community this election,” said panelist Amit Jani. “President-elect Biden has promised that his administration will reflect the diversity of this country, including that of the South Asian and Indian American communities. We have Indian Americans heavily involved in the transition agency review teams. There is always someone worth liaising with.”
The following individuals spoke as panelists and also played key roles in the Biden-Harris campaign victory:
- Shekar Narasimhan: Chairman & Founder, AAPI Victory Fund;
- Arunan Arulampalam: Dep. Commissioner, State of Connecticut Dept. of Consumer Protection;
- Amit Jani: Asian American Pacific Islander Director for Biden-Harris;
- Satish Korpe: Founder, Indian American’s for Biden-Harris;
- Steve Rao: Former Mayor and Current Council Member of Morrsiville, NC; and
- Robinder Sachdev: President, Imagindia Institute
If you would like to become involved with the new administration and you seek USINPAC’s guidance, please visit http://www.usinpac.com/application-for-transition-team
The US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) is a bipartisan nonprofit organization that leverages the over 4.3 million Indian Americans to bring about outcomes that matter. USINPAC provides support to candidates for federal, state, and local offices, and serves as a resource for federal agencies, lawmakers, and Congressional staff. For more information, please visit www.usinpac.com.