What You Can Do Today: Urge Congress to Raise the Debt Ceiling
Write your U.S. representative and senator today and urge them to pass legislation to raise the debt ceiling. Don't let them risk our jobs and benefits. Click the button to see our letter and instructions on contacting your elected lawmakers.
Featured Event: AAPI Partners Political Strategy Session
Members of They See Blue's Washington D.C.-Maryland-Virginia chapter met with other progressive AAPI groups during a recent political strategy session.
From left to right: Gayatri Manoharan, U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna (D-California), Suba Srini and Shubra Sinha
Elected Lawmakers of South Asian Origin
Since 1991, when Kumar Barve became the first Indian-American elected to a state legislature, the political participation of Americans of South Asian origin has only grown across the local, state and federal arenas. In 2023, there are at least 41 elected Democratic lawmakers of South Asian origin in state legislatures and five in Congress.
They See Blue's mission is to get Democratic lawmakers elected, not necessarily those of South Asian origin. But we do celebrate that Democrats of South Asian origin are increasingly running for office — and winning — to represent our values, concerns and goals by participating in the political process. We've put together a list of those elected lawmakers serving this year with a link to their contact information. We will update this list as we get new information.