SAAPRI published an article “South Asian American Civic Engagement: Opportunity for Impact” in the Spring 2013 edition of DePaul Journal for Social Justice. The authors Priyang Baxi and Ami Gandhi thank contributing author Payal Shah, Esq. as well as Maimoona Pootawala, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Jagriti Chander, Anil Mehta, and other community members who graciously shared their stories and perspectives.
Excerpt from article, when asked why it is important for South Asian Americans to participate in civic life:
If [you] are happy with the way it is and to delegate [your] decision-making power to everyone else, then maybe you just sit it out and let everyone else decide your destiny. But I would suggest A) it’s your duty to get involved and in your community as an American; and B) if you don’t…exercise your vote and…have your voice heard, then others will decide for you.Former U.S. Congressional candidate Raja Krishnamoorthi
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