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Activating the South Asian Voice for Change-Anita for Arizona
June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
As we build turnout, we must engage every voice. This special event is one look at how to bring more unrepresented communities to the political table…as allies in change.
I am grateful for the support of these incredible panelists and our hosts as we work to Flip AZ-06. Thank you to founding hosts Anjleen K. Gumer Anita Lallian Hemant Mirchandani and Balbir Grewal
Richard Verma, Former Ambassador to India under President Obama and Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of State from 2009 to 2011. Rich Verma
Civil rights lawyer Anurima Bhargava who was appointed by Nancy Pelosi to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). She is also President of Anthem of Us, has worked with U.S. Department of Justice and is a former Director for Education at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
Actress, activist producer and author Sheetal Sheth. She is on the advisory board of Equality Now and an ambassador for CA First Partner, Jennifer Newsom’s The Representation Project. Her first children’s book, Always Anjali was published in 2018 to wide acclaim.
Plus words from special guest host Shalini Vadhera Potts, global women’s empowerment advocate and entrepreneur.
RSVP/Tickets – https://secure.actblue.com/donate/southasianvoice
Zoom link sent upon RSVP
About Anita Malik
Anita Malik is a mom of two young boys, a former tech COO, journalist and the 2018 Democratic nominee for Arizona’s 6th Congressional district. She was also the founder and publisher of the award-winning, nationally sold East West magazine for 7 years.
Her passion for improving health care, safety, education and the environment for our kids led her to this fight for change. Raised in Scottsdale, Anita has deep roots in our community. In 2018, after winning a competitive 3-way primary, she made a historic showing in the November election, closing the gap against Rep. David Schweikert by 15 points. She inspired the highest Democratic turnout of any Congressional district in Arizona. Now, she is poised to win.
Representation matters, particularly as we face division, hate and racism that impacts us all. In the history of our country, only 60 AAPI individuals have ever served in the U.S. House of Representatives, that is just 0.5% of all members of the House. It’s time to change that. It’s time to activate our voice for change.
Arizona has primaries on August 4th. Mail ballots go out July 8th.