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

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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