ABOUT US

South Asians for America is a national, grassroots 501 © (4) organization dedicated to the education, advocacy, engagement, and mobilization of the South Asian community in the United States at the local, state, and federal levels, to increase the civic engagement, political participation, and network of South Asians nationwide.

SAFA was launched in May 2021 as a permanent vehicle to build South Asian political power and engagement nationwide. Through a variety of committees and initiatives, SAFA aims to increase South Asian political participation, to ensure that South Asian voices and issues are represented at all levels of government.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

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NEHA DEWAN

National Director

 

COMMUNICATIONS

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ZAIN AHMAD

Film & Video Production

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MANSI PATEL
Co-Chair

TECHNOLOGY 

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ARUN BANTVAL

Co-Chair

DATA & RESEARCH

COMMITTEES

POLITICAL ADVOCACY & ENGAGEMENT

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CANDIDATE RECRUITMENT & TRAINING

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STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

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DR. MURALI BALAJI

Interfaith Partnerships

COMMUNITY ORGANIZING 

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YOUTH EDUCATION & ENGAGEMENT

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ANANYA KACHRU
Co-Chair

BIANCA SHAH
Co-Chair

SUBHODEEP (BEJAY) CHAKRABARTY
Co-Chair

REGIONAL DIRECTORS

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THERESA THANJAN
Northeast Chair

PREM SHUNMUGAVELU
Midwest Chair

SHYAMALI HAUTH
Northwest Chair