South Asians Running for Office – Belal Aftab in Saratoga

BelalAftab-21

A record number of South Asians are running for political office for the very first time across California. They come from the hi-tech, finance and the non-profit sectors, but what is unique is they represent a new generation that is ready to take an important next step – engaging with conviction in the civic life of this nation.

What drives them? What are their hopes and inspiration? What sort of difference do they hope to make?

DesiCollective finds out why.

This is the first in our series on our conversation with candidates – SHORT TAKES for India Currents – where first time contenders for political office share their aspirations and plans with our community!

Find out more from Belal Aftab, running for City Council in Saratoga.

SHORT TAKES/DesiCollective: South Asians are Running for Political Office

Short Takes : Harbir Bhatia in Santa Clara

Short Takes: Sri Muppidi in Dublin

Short Takes: Kuljeet Kalkat in Los Altos

Short Takes: Ajit Varma in Palo Alto

Short Takes: Sumiti Mehta in Natomas

You May Like This

A Mental Health Crisis Over Student Debt: What Does Our Education Cost?

This article is updated to include new policies by the Biden Administration.  The American collective student debt is $1.3 trillion, second only to mortgages.

Store Your Energy, Go Green & Save Money Says Campbell Scott

Our Climate is Changing. Why Aren’t We? Climate Reality activist Campbell Scott talks to DesiCollective about why Energy Storage is important for a sustainabl

‘Don’t Turn Your Back on Immigrant Essential Workers’ Says Sen. Alex Padilla

When Sen. Alex Padilla took the California Senate seat left by V.P. Kamala Harris, the American immigrant story achieved two remarkable milestones. Harris’ el