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BLC launches Rahul Chopra Honorary Fund to empower AAPI campaign managers

An AAPI campaign manager will be annually selected as a beneficiary of the fund

Late Rahul Chopra’s legacy honored through a fundraiser / Image - BLC

The Blue Leadership Collaborative (BLC), a nonprofit that trains diverse people to serve as election campaign managers, has announced the creation of the Rahul Chopra Honorary Fund to support Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) campaign managers.

Established in partnership with the Chopra family the fund honors late Indian American political professional and researcher in the Democratic Party, Rahul Chopra, who passed away unexpectedly earlier this year.

Rahul, who had most recently served as the research director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), was known for his passion to mentor the next generation of political professionals, particularly those of color.

Despite being born with a visual impairment, Rahul excelled academically and professionally and graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in political science. He started off his poltical career by interning for Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congressman Mike Honda eventually working for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in many roles.

His leadership and dedication left a lasting impact on his colleagues and the broader political community, BLC said. His family hopes that the honorary fund will continue to support the causes he championed and ensure his memory lives on.

The fund’s inaugural beneficiary is Sonali Anand, a first-generation American who serves as the campaign manager for Anna Thomas in Pennsylvania’s  137th House District.



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