Chair, DA India; Global IT Team; Global AAPI Caucus Steering Committee


Democrats Abroad

  • rsvped for Mid-Autumn Festival 2020 2020-09-24 08:17:21 -0400

    Mid-Autumn Festival 2020


    Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival 2020 with us!  BYOB and your favorite food. 

    Don’t know what this is?  It’s a party!! Don’t have mooncakes?  No worries!!  No lanterns?  That’s OK too! Be a part of our global family celebration. Join us for some fun, stories, some of our favorite recipes and a good laugh.

    Time Table:

    8:00 PM. Seoul
    7:00 PM. Beijing
    1:00 PM Berlin/Paris
    7:00 AM Washington DC (It's never too early for mooncakes!)


    RSVP for the Zoom link!!

    October 02, 2020 at 8pm
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  • rsvped for Eric Holder Speaks with Democrats Abroad 2020-09-23 12:09:02 -0400

    Eric Holder Speaks with Democrats Abroad

    Eric Holder - WikipediaJoin Eric Holder as he speaks to Democrats Abroad in a call on Monday, October 5th at 1:00pm Eastern time. 

    About our speaker: Eric Holder served as President Obama's Attorney General from 2009 to 2015. He is now extensively involved in efforts to reform gerrymandering through the National Democratic Redistricting Committee.

    We are delighted that the Attorney General is speaking with us in a special outreach to Democrats Abroad members located in Africa (though this event is open to all!).

    Ticket cost: While there is no donation requirement to attend, we hope you’ll consider a donation of $20.20 - or more - to help support outreach to thousands of potential voters!  Even if you can't join the call, you can show your support by clicking HERE to make a donation. Please help get out the vote around the world in this crucial election year. All proceeds to the October 5th event go to Democrats Abroad.

    When: Monday, October 5, 2020, 1:00 PM Eastern time (Washington, DC time). 
    Where: Zoom Call (RSVP below to receive the link)

    The Biden Victory Fund invites you to join a ticketed event on Thursday, September 24 at 1:00pm Eastern with:   

    Attorney General Eric Holder
    Congressmember Karen Bass
    Luol Deng
    Isha Sesay

    The discussion will focus on “How Your Vote Counts: The Impact of the 2020 Election for the African Diaspora. Tickets start at $25.

    To RSVP for the Biden Victory Fund event, please rsvp at by clicking here. RSVPing for the Democrats Abroad event will not provide a link to this fundraising event. Video call details will be provided to all confirmed guests 24-48 hours prior to the event.

    Note that the Victory Fund event is NOT a Democrats Abroad fundraiser and all proceeds for this event will go to the Biden Victory Fund.


    October 05, 2020 at 6pm
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  • signed up on Global Black Caucus Signup 2020-08-28 11:34:29 -0400

  • अमेरिका का नेता कैसा हो, जो बायडन जैसा हो! Biden campaign reaches out in 14 Indian languages

    Indian Americans constitute nearly 4.8 million (1.2%) of the total US population and play a vital role in the electoral process - specifically, in some of the key purple states, including Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. With the presidential election fast approaching and Kamala Harris’ historic nomination as the vice presidential candidate, the Biden campaign has turned its focus on this key voter demographic.

    In 2016, according to a National Asian American Survey, 77% of Indian Americans voted for Hillary Clinton. This was a decrease from the close to full support for Barack Obama in his years running for president.

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  • Suma Shamanna, DA Global AAPI Caucus Steering Committee Member

    I'm Suma, an Oregon voter. I grew up in Bangalore, India and relocated to the US to pursue my Master's degree in Computer Science. I was introduced to US politics while in school and I actively participated in organizing events and fund raising. With a rich experience of two Master's degrees and decades of work experience, I returned to India. I am on the board of a technology start-up and mentor new businesses. I am a fitness enthusiast, and participate in marathons.

    It is an honor to serve as Chairperson of Democrats Abroad India, member of the Global AAPI steering committee, and member of Global IT team.

  • wants to volunteer 2020-08-01 18:58:02 -0400

    Volunteer With The AAPI Caucus

    The Democrats Abroad Asian American Pacific Islander Caucus is looking for your support at global, national, and chapter levels. Here is more information about opportunities to volunteer with our different working groups. Let us know how you want to get involved, by checking off the working groups you're interested in the form below.

    Communications & Outreach

    Help reach new caucus members and share stories of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders living abroad. This working group curates our caucus’s online presence (web, social media, email) and promotes events, activities, and issues.

    Country Committee Guidelines

    Help coordinate with, support, and organize with Democrats Abroad's 40+ country committees to establish an AAPI caucus at the country and chapter levels.


    The AAPI community is large and diverse, which means there is also a wide range of issues impacting our members. Help us identify and educate our members about these different issues.

    Events in a Box

    To help local AAPI caucuses, we are preparing pre-made events that caucus leaders at the country and chapter levels can use for events to bring their members together. Volunteers can help create an event based on issues identified by the Issues Working Group and find ways to facilitate discussions.


    Organize speaking events with prominent members of the AAPI community. This could include these roles:

    • Coordinate event with the Global Communications & Global AAPI Co-Chairs
    • Zoom training with Global IT
    • Liaise with speakers and plan logistics
    Become a volunteer

  • published Global AAPI Caucus in Caucuses 2020-07-01 10:38:19 -0400

  • signed up on AAPI Signup 2020-06-18 17:25:04 -0400

  • signed up on Progressive Caucus Signup 2018-01-26 13:23:24 -0500