Indian American Impact Fund endorses Kamala Harris for President

Sen. Kamala Harris addressing the Women Who Impact conference hosted by the Indian American Impact Project in Washington, DC, on October 2, 2018.
Sen. Kamala Harris addressing the Women Who Impact conference hosted by the Indian American Impact Project in Washington, DC, on October 2, 2018.

“Indian Americans can’t afford to stay on the sidelines,” the group says.

The Indian American Impact Fund, on Wednesday, endorsed California’s Junior Sen. Kamala Harris for the President of the United States. “In such a critically important election, one that will shape policy and politics for generations to come, Indian Americans can’t afford to stay on the sidelines,” the group’s co-founded Raj Goyle said in a press release announcing the endorsement.

The former Kansas state lawmaker said it was for that reason that the organization chose to be “the first Indian American or Asian American political organization to endorse” Harris, whose mother was an Indian American.

“In the coming months, we look forward to mobilizing our network of resources to ensure Senator Harris secures the Democratic nomination and is elected the next President of the United States of America,” Goyle said.

Harris thanked the Impact Fund for the endorsement. “This endorsement and the support of the Indian American Impact Fund and its members means so much to me,” she said. “Together, we will fight for an America that restores the values of truth and justice and works for working people, from raising incomes to expanding health care.”

The Impact Fund Executive Director and Former Maryland state Delegate Aruna Miller said her group was “proud to endorse” Harris. “She is a tested leader who has demonstrated, throughout her career, a strong commitment to our community’s progressive and pluralistic values,” said Miller said.

Harris, one of the first Democrats to launch the presidential campaign in this election cycle, is also one of the front-runners at the moment. If elected, she will become the first woman, the first Indian American, the first Asian American, and the first African American woman to serve as president.

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