ABOUT US

South Asians for America (SAFA) is an idea that originated with the merger of two organizations, an original SAFA which was primarily an advocacy organization and South Asians for Biden (SAB), a grassroots organization which helped educate, engage and mobilize the South Asian Community to help elect President Biden in the 2020 General Election. 

 

The new SAFA was launched in early 2021 to build on the momentum and energy of South Asian Democratic Community engagement nationwide during the General Election in 2020 and Georgia Senate Special Election in 2021 in a strategic manner, to increase the political power, networks and capital of South Asians in the United States.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

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NEHA DEWAN

National Director

 

COMMUNICATIONS

ZAIN AHMAD

Film & Video Production

SHIVAM PATEL

Social Media

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OPERATIONS

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ADNAN BOKHARI

Co-Chair

Finance & Accounting

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ASEEM CHIPALKATTI

Co-Chair

Internal Operations

DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

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ARUN BANTVAL

Co-Chair

DATA & RESEARCH

ANKUSH NAYAR

Co-Chair

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HARSHITA VENKATESH

Co-Chair

COMMITTEES

POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT & ADVOCACY

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CANDIDATE RECRUITMENT & TRAINING

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STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

PARAG PARIKH

Co-Chair

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HIRA SHAIKH

Co-Chair

DR. MURALI BALAJI

Interfaith Partnerships

COMMUNITY ORGANIZING CAMPAIGNS & TRAINING

YOUTH EDUCATION & ENGAGEMENT

SWATI GAYEN

Co-Chair

Young Professionals

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SUBHODEEP (BEJAY) CHAKRABARTY

Co-Chair

Young Professionals

YOUTH EDUCATION & ENGAGEMENT

ANANYA KACHRU

Co-Chair

College & HS Democrats

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BIANCA SHAH

Co-Chair

College & HS Democrats

REGIONAL DIRECTORS

THERESA THANJAN

Northeast Chair