Rep. Gabbard has consistently stood by the Hindu American community on every major domestic and international issue. She has not shied away from her Hindu faith and identity, has attending many events in the Hindu American community, has met Hindu leaders outside the US and India to share thoughts about problems worldwide, and has inspired many Hindu Americans to be proud of their identity. Earlier this year, she questioned the hidden agenda at a biased Congressional hearing on India and spoke against H.Res 417, a terrible anti-pluralist and anti-India bill that would have damaged India-US relations. She spoke out about the plight of Bangladesh’s Hindu minority at a hearing on Bangladesh earlier last year. She was the Keynote Speaker at the 2013 Hindu American Foundation Northern California Gala Dinner. While Rep. Gabbard does not accept PAC money, we support her efforts to shape Hindu American policy in Congress.
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Rep. Sherman has consistently supported the Hindu American community, including on issues relating to Hindu minorities in South Asia, especially in Pakistan and Bangladesh. He has spearheaded several Congressional letters to the State Department on the plight of Hindus in Pakistan. Earlier this year, he questioned the hidden agenda at a biased Congressional hearing on India. He was the recipient of the Hindu American Foundation’s Friend of the Community Award in 2012.
Rep. Bera has consistently supported the Hindu American community on major domestic and international issues. He was the recipient of the Hindu American Foundation’s Friend of the Community Award in 2013 and gave a speech on the House floor describing the contributions to Swami Vivekananda to the United States. He is in a very tight race and won his seat in 2012 by less than 600 votes. He brings experience as a physician. Currently, he is the only Indian-American in Congress.
Rep. Crowley has consistently supported the Hindu American community on major domestic and international issues. He is co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, helped push for the FBI to track anti-Hindu hate crimes, worked closely with the Hindu American Foundation to urge the Mayor of New York City to make Diwali a new public holiday. He was the recipient of the Hindu American Foundation’s Friend of the Community Award in 2006 and 2013.
Rep. Swalwell has consistently supported the Hindu American community on major domestic and international issues. He is a member of the India caucus, has appointed a Hindu American to his Immigration Advisory Committee, helped push for the FBI to track anti-Hindu hate crimes, spoke out against a biased Congressional hearing on India, and thanked the Hindu American Foundation on its 10th anniversary. He spoke at the 2013 Hindu American Foundation Northern California Gala Dinner.
Raja Krishnamoorthi is running for a second term in Illinois' 8th District, winning his 2016 election by 16 points. He is strongly involved in his local community, and he understands the issues important to the Hindu American community.
Dr. Hiral Tipirneni has dedicated her life to serving her community, solving problems, and improving lives. She’s served the Phoenix area for more than 20 years as an emergency room physician, cancer research advocate and, most recently, on the board of directors of the Maricopa Health Foundation, which supports the county’s public health care delivery system. She has not held elected office previously.
As an engineer and a Maryland State Delegate, Aruna is a problem solver who makes sure that the government works for the people. She was drawn to public service because it allowed her to be a part of the solution to the everyday issues that people face. She believes that when we build upon the promise and diversity of America, there is nothing our country cannot achieve — not just for some of us, but for all of us.