Indian American Impact, a leading South Asian civic organization, launched its Pennsylvania- New Jersey state chapter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The new chapter will leverage Impact's resources to build out a local footprint in both states and build a lasting bridge for the South Asian community, an official statement noted.
Over one hundred South Asian Americans and allies from across Pennsylvania and New Jersey gathered to celebrate the chapter launch, connect with elected officials, candidates and community leaders and also share its vision for organizing, and building political power for the South Asian community across these two states and beyond.
In her virtual welcome speech, Indian American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal said, “I’ve seen how Impact partners with other organizations and works tirelessly to ensure that our communities are not only enfranchised but also mobilized to make the maximum impact at the ballot box.”
Special guests and speakers included Congressman Dwight Evans, assemblywoman Sadaf Jaffer, Representative Tarik Khan, Senator Nikil Saval, Impact co-founder Deepak Raj, representatives from Governor Phil Murphy’s Office, Senator Fetterman’s Office, the New Jersey Democratic Party and many more.
Indian American Impact is a national organization that elevates the voices of Indian Americans, South Asians, and all historically excluded communities to ensure that every level of government reflects the diversity and values of the people it serves.