Indian American Woman Becomes US Opposition’s CEO
Indian American Seema Nanda has become CEO of the opposition, Democratic National Committee (DNC), US.
Who is she?
She took over the office on July 23 and is now responsible for day-to-day operations of the organisation.
Nanda said, “I’m proud to be the first Asian American in recent memory to lead the DNC. Democrats are leading with our values and empowering people from diverse backgrounds to speak up and make our voices heard.”
“We are fighting now for the soul of our country — for our democracy and for opportunity,” she added.
She has also vowed to get the Democrats elected in every corner of the US.
Nanda praises the Democrats
In her first message to the Democratic supporters, she said, “Democrats are offering the positive solutions so desperately needed right now — solutions forged by the strength of our diversity, the rigour of our ideas, and the decency of our values. Since Trump took office, it’s been clear that the number one best way for us to set our country back on track is to elect Democrats in every corner of our country. That’s why I took this job.”
She said that she will work to create an America which is fair towards everyone and provides opportunity to all.
The CEO acknowledged the importance of the mid terms this year and revealed that the Democrats are investing in state parties. The party is trying to mobilise public support by making organisers available on ground in all 50 states.
“We’re setting our sights and our goals higher than ever before in order to help Democratic leaders fight and win all across our country,” Nanda said.
Their target is to have 50 million voters on their side by November with the help of their nationwide ‘IWillVote’ campaign.
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