Shalabh “Shalli” Kumar vows to convert a large number of Hindu and Indian American voters from Democrat to Republican
Reflecting the growing political clout of the Indian American community, the Republican party has formed a new Republican Hindu and Indian American Coalition to expand outreach to these important communities during the 2024 presidential election and beyond.
“Shalabh “Shalli” Kumar has been appointed as National Chairman of this coalition, which will build upon our permanent investment in Hindu and Indian communities across the country,” Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced.
Read: The rise and rise of Shalabh Kumar (January 7, 2017)
“Republicans stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Hindu and Indian American families,” she said. “and I am excited to announce this important coalition, alongside Shalli, to build upon our historic investments in Hindu and Indian American communities.”
“We celebrate the contributions of the Hindu and Indian American community at large for strengthening America as entrepreneurs, tech innovators, physicians, IT professionals, owners of hundreds of thousands of small businesses and service members in our military.”
“Chairwoman McDaniel is a great conservative leader and a true friend of six million Hindu Americans, a friend of India and Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi,” said Shalabh “Shalli” Kumar.
“I am honored to serve on the RNC’s Hindu and Indian American Coalition, to continue my work alongside Chairwoman McDaniel to convert a large number of Hindu and Indian American voters on a permanent basis from Democrat to Republican and also strengthen the bond between the United States and India.”
For the 2022 cycle, the RNC made a multi-million dollar commitment to continue its organizing efforts in Asian-Pacific American communities in key states across the country, according to an RNC press release.
The first APA community Center was opened in Orange County, California, with additional opened in Westminster, California, Berkeley Lake, Georgia, and Coppell, Texas, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Issaquah, Washington.
Every RNC community center had a dedicated staffer that was hired from within the community to build relationships with minority voters, recruit and train local volunteers to conduct voter registration, voter contact and turn out voters during GOTV, it said.
RNC said it intends to expand this effort all across the country with Hindu and Indian American communities.