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