Kamala Devi Harris becomes first Indian-origin, woman Vice President of the United States of America

Kamala Devi Harris becomes first Indian-origin, woman Vice President of the United States of America

Kamala Devi Harris – a woman, of Indian descent – has been sworn in as vice president of the United States of America at an inauguration ceremony like no other given the dual threats of an ongoing coronavirus pandemic and domestic terrorism in wake of the US Capitol attack. Continue reading Kamala Devi Harris becomes first Indian-origin, woman Vice President of the United States of America

All Four Indian-American Members of the US House of Representatives Cruise to Re-election

All Four Indian-American Members of the US House of Representatives Cruise to Re-election

Democratic congressional incumbents Raja Krishnamoorthi of Illinois, Ami Bera and Ro Khanna of California, and Pramila Jayapal of Washington swept races in their respective districts in the 2020 general election. Continue reading All Four Indian-American Members of the US House of Representatives Cruise to Re-election

US lawmakers greeted by overflow crowd at Diwali celebration on Capitol Hill

US lawmakers greeted by overflow crowd at Diwali celebration on Capitol Hill

The eagerly awaited annual Diwali celebration on Capitol Hill, now organized by BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha and co-hosted by Indiaspora and the Hindu American Foundation, attracts several members of the Hindu, Sikh, Jain and Buddhist faiths who celebrate the popular and pluralistic Indian festival of lights. Continue reading US lawmakers greeted by overflow crowd at Diwali celebration on Capitol Hill

National Indian physicians group takes compelling causes to Capitol Hill

National Indian physicians group takes compelling causes to Capitol Hill

Born in India and having migrated to the US as a teenager, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is very vocal when it comes to immigration and upholding the rights of immigrants. “Unless you are native American, you came from somewhere and 92 percent of Asian Americans have come through the family immigration system”, she told the AAPI gathering. Continue reading National Indian physicians group takes compelling causes to Capitol Hill

US lawmakers urge President Trump to stand up against hate crimes, end divisive rhetoric

US lawmakers urge President Trump to stand up against hate crimes, end divisive rhetoric

US lawmakers Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Joe Crowley (D-NY) have introduced a Resolution calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to dedicate robust resources for investigating and prosecuting ethnic attacks, and urging President Trump to end his inflammatory rhetoric. Continue reading US lawmakers urge President Trump to stand up against hate crimes, end divisive rhetoric