Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris’ vice presidential bid as a Democratic Party candidate is a historic second for immigrants within the US, in line with a senior Indian-American diplomat within the earlier Obama administration.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden scripted historical past final week when he chosen 55-year-old Kamala Harris, additionally an African-American, as his working mate within the presidential election on November 3.
“I couldn’t be prouder of this moment and what it means for my daughters and for all of the children of immigrants across this country who ask themselves, where can they go?” mentioned Nisha Desai Biswal, who served as the primary Indian-American Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia in Barack Obama’s second time period as president.
Born to a Jamaican father and an Indian mom, California Senator Kamala Harris, if elected, can be the primary girl vice chairman ever for the nation.
“In America, they can do and be anything because of the example that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have set,” Nisha Desai Biswal mentioned.
Nisha Desai Biswal, who’s at the moment president of the US India Business Council (USIBC), made the feedback when she was collaborating in a digital occasion over the weekend on the Importance of US-India Relations and the Indian-American Community on the event of India”s 74th Independence Day.
At the occasion, Seema Sadanandan, who has twenty years of expertise as a civil rights advocate earlier than becoming a member of the Joe Biden for President marketing campaign, laid out the Democratic Party’s financial plan and the stakes on this election.
“We just have to decide as a community, what is it worth to us?” Sadanandan mentioned, through the hour-long occasion co-hosted by Indian American Impact Fund (IMPACT), the AAPI Victory Fund, and South Asians for Biden campaigns.
“What is it worth to us to have schools for our children, to have preventative care, not just to get sick, but to be healthy, to have the systems in place to take care of our elders, to have clean air and water, to have freedom and democracy. What is it worth to us to build that future for our children? This is what we do to set the pathway for 10, 20, 30, 40 years. It”s all happening right now. And it”s a movement that we must win,” she mentioned.
“Joe Biden and Kamala Harris embody the values we fight for — a commitment to equality, justice, and progress,” said Deepak Raj and Raj Goyle, co-founders of IMPACT.
“Kamala Harris has been a longstanding and committed ally of the IMPACT organisation, and we are delighted to see two leaders Indian Americans need to build the America we dream of, the land opportunity which drew so many of us here, and the hope for the future we want for our children and grandchildren,” Raj and Goyle said in a joint statement.
“This is a historic opportunity to elect one of our own to be in the White House,” mentioned Ramesh Viswanath Kapur in a press release.
He is president of the US India Security Council. He can be on the National Finance 2020 of the Joe Biden Campaign.
As the influential Indian-American neighborhood decides on a presidential pair, the Joe Biden marketing campaign has launched a truth sheet on the Indian-American neighborhood and on US-India relations.