Two Indian-American Congressmen, Ami Bera and Ro Khanna, along with Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval, are among the 50 members appointed to the National Advisory Board announced by the Biden-Harris Campaign for the 2024 elections
The board, which will be chaired by former House Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, is aimed at building on and expanding the winning coalition that propelled President Biden to the White House in 2020. As per an official statement, the board members will be involved in consistent media interviews, supporting fundraising initiatives and events, utilizing their networks and platforms to increase the reach of the campaign's message to voters, and directly interacting with voters through grassroots activities and events in crucial states where the election is closely contested.
Bera, who is the longest-serving Indian-American in the US Congress, and Khanna, who is co-chair of the Congressional India Caucus, are both influential voices in the Indian-American community. Pureval, who is the first-ever Indian-American and Tibetan-American to be elected as Mayor of a city in Ohio, brings a unique perspective to the board. The three Indian-American leaders are expected to play a significant role in mobilizing support for the Biden-Harris campaign among the Indian-American community.
"The stakes of this election couldn't be higher," said President Joe Biden. "Our freedom and democracy are on the line. I'm grateful to this group of diverse and dynamic leaders who will help us win the battle for the soul of America and finish the job for the American people."
The Biden-Harris 2024 campaign wants to include and represent people from different backgrounds and cultures when they reach out to voters. Thr National Advisory Board is made up of leaders from different parts of the Democratic Party to help them achieve this goal. The board members will work together to support the Biden-Harris campaign.