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Townhall hosted by They See Blue Georgia and South Asians for Biden Georgia

October 2020
Townhall hosted by They See Blue Georgia and South Asians for Biden Georgia

They See Blue Georgia and South Asians for Biden Georgia hosted a virtual townhall on September 10, 2020 for the community to voice their concerns and questions to three senior policy advisors to Vice President Biden.

[left] Members of They See Blue Georgia and South Asians for Biden Georgia with South Asian community at the virtual townhall.​

The advisors to attend the townhall were Dr. Anand Parekh, a member of the Biden Covid taskforce; Seema Sadanandan, a civil right advisor; and Georgia native Indi Dutta-Gupta, co-chair of Biden’s economic policy task force. They took questions from the audience on tax policy, Covid response, and how VP Biden will support desi families if he wins. Desi community is particularly vulnerable to Covid given its history of heart disease and hypertension. This was a unique and first-of-a-kind virtual event. “This kind of access with senior staff of a presidential campaign is unprecedented. What this proves is that South Asian Democratic voters will play a pivotal role in this and future elections, and that our concerns are being taken very seriously by the Biden-Harris campaign,” said Anjali Enjeti, co-founder of They See Blue Georgia.

The event showcased the stark difference in viewing the pandemic as a public health and economic crisis. The townhall closed by asking participants to get involved with voter outreach and requesting to submit their ballots early. Georgia is seen as a new battleground state, especially with the role that the community played in Congressional races in Georgia 6th and 7th districts.

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