Indiaspora Post-Election Analysis 2020

Nov. 4th 7 - 11pm EST | Nov. 4th 4 - 8pm PST | Nov. 5th 5:30 - 9:30 am IST Virtual

Nov. 4th: 7-11 pm EST, 4-8 pm PST | Nov. 5th: 5:30-9:30 am IST

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We were thrilled to bring you a blockbuster U.S. post-election analysis show the day after the presidential election with LIVE commentary from elected Indian American political leaders on the federal, state and local levels; political and policy experts; Indian-Americans from the presidential campaigns; and community advocates and organizers!

They discussed their reactions to the election, what this election meant for our Indian American community, and what’s next for our community and U.S.-India relations.


AGENDA (All times in EST)

7:00 pm to 7:05 pm   Welcome and Opening Remarks

MR Rangaswami, Founder & Chairman of the Board, Indiaspora & Sanjeev Joshipura, Executive Director, Indiaspora

7:05 pm to 7:25 pm   U.S. Representatives Part I

7:25 pm to 7:45 pm   State Legislators Part I

7:45 pm to 8:25 pm   Policy & Political Experts Part I

  • Rick Rossow, Senior Adviser and Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, CSIS
  • Hiral Tipirneni, Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives

8:00 pm to 8:25 pm   Policy & Political Experts Part I Cont.

8:25 pm to 8:40 pm   Community Organizers

8:40 pm to 9:00 pm   State Legislators Part II

9:00 pm to 9:10 pm   U.S. Representatives Part II

9:10 pm to 9:20 pm   Policy Experts Part II

9:20 pm to 10:00 pm   Policy & Advocacy Experts Part III

10:00 pm to 10:10 pm   U.S. Representatives Part III

10:10 pm to 10:20 pm   Community Organizers Part II

10:20 pm to 10:30 pm   Candidates for State & U.S. Office

10:30 pm to 10:45 pm   Democratic Perspective

  • Amit Jani, National Asian American Pacific Islander Director, Biden campaign
  • Medha Raj, Digital Chief of Staff, Biden campaign

10:45 pm to 11 pm   Republican Perspective

11 pm   Conclusion

NOVEMBER 4, 2020

Media Advisory

Indiaspora Post-Election Analysis 2020 November 4th aims for community-building for Indian Americans in historic election cycle

Indiaspora will host a virtual political analysis show in the wake of the 2020 U.S. presidential election with live commentary from recently elected & re-elected Indian American political leaders on the federal and state levels; political and policy experts; Indian Americans from the national presidential campaigns; and community advocates and organizers who will discuss their reactions to the election, what’s next for our community, and the future of U.S.-India relations.

Washington, DC  | San Francisco, CA  —  November 4, 2020  — In the wake of a historic election cycle for the Indian American community, Indiaspora has organized a virtual political show for the community to meet U.S. Congressional members, candidates, state legislators, U.S.-India policy experts, and key leaders in the political, organizing and advocacy space.

MR Rangaswami, Founder of Indiaspora, and Executive Director, Sanjeev Joshipura, will host more than 40 guests confirmed to speak on the four-hour virtual show.

In the course of the 2020 election cycle, the Indian American community demonstrated a considerable increase in political engagement both in financial contributions and political participation, with more than 200 to 300 Democratic and Republican candidates of Indian origin running for local, state and federal office; several candidates will join the show to discuss their races. Newly-elected Vermont state Senator Kesha Ram, the first woman of color elected to the Vermont Senate; Jenifer Rajkumar, the first Indian-American woman elected to the New York State Assembly; and Ohio state Senator Niraj Antani, the first Indian-American elected to the Ohio Senate, are scheduled to join.

The 2020 presidential election also holds special significance given Senator Kamala Harris’s historic nomination as the first Indian American and first woman of color on a major presidential ticket; Indiaspora’s Post-Election 2020 show comes on the heels of this watershed moment for the Indian American community as a whole, which has seen an Indian American candidate represented on the national stage this election cycle.

What: Indiaspora Post-Election Analysis 2020

When: Nov. 4th 7 – 11pm EST | Nov. 4th 4 – 8pm PST | Nov. 5th 5:30 – 9:30 am IST Virtual

To see the full agenda, and to register, visit here.

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Indiaspora (www.indiaspora.org) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established to transform the success of Indian-Americans into meaningful impact worldwide. Their members are a powerful network of diaspora leaders from diverse backgrounds and professions who are committed to building stronger communities with a culture of giving and inspiring social change. In 2013, Indiaspora held an inaugural presidential ball, and in 2017, Indiaspora held a gala to recognize the success of Indian Americans on the political stage.