Politicians

Vasavi Chakka

Vasavi Chakka: The Gandhian Candidate

For Vasavi Chakka, running for city council in Naperville, Illinois, is an extension of what she has always been engaged in: public service.  Having been a community activist and small business owner,…

Upping the Ante

Dr. Sadaf Jaffer, the first South Asian American woman mayor in New Jersey, now plans to run for state assembly. If she wins, Jaffer, whose second term as mayor of Montgomery Township…

District 24 Elections

Four South Asian Women Run for NY City Council

Four South Asians Run for City Council in NYC District 24 Special Elecitons New York City is set for local elections in November 2021. But certain districts have special elections to the…
Neha Dewan on Biden-Harris Administration

‘Biden-Harris Will Be Good for Indo-US Ties’

Neha Dewan led the South Asians for Biden Campaign What can Indian Americans expect from an administration headed by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris? The answers include many issues important to the…
Kamala Harris inauguration

As VP Kamala Devi Harris Breaks Barriers

The first African American and Indian American to hold the nation’s second-highest office brings her legacy as a biracial woman who has experience as a prosecutor and Senator. As Kamala Devi Harris…

Kamala Harris

South Asian American Women in Biden-Harris Administration

President Joesph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris As Vice President-elect Kamala Devi Harris took oath today as the first woman, the first African American and the first Indian American in a…

South Asian Women in Politics

Featured in SEEMA Magazine's November 2020 issue. We all know that Kamala Harris will make history tomorrow as the first woman of color to hold the office of the Vice President of…