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The Indian American IMPACT Project is pleased to invite you to the 2nd Annual IMPACT Summit.

The Summit will bring together leaders from across the U.S. including elected officials, candidates, donors, philanthropists, community activists, and political strategists. IMPACT was launched in 2018 to inspire Indian American leaders to seek a life in public service and help build a more diverse and inclusive democracy that improves the lives of all Americans.


Thursday, September 19, 2019, 8:00 AM-6:30 PM I AM IMPACT Summit

Nonpartisan Candidate Boot Camp Training

This nonpartisan candidate training will focus on campaign basics like branding and communications, fundraising, and messaging.


12:30 pm | WELCOME REMARKS
Deepak Raj, Founder of IMPACT & Raj Goyle, Founder of IMPACT
Mini Timmaraju, Mistress of Ceremony


1:00-1:40 pm | DISRUPTING THE STATUS QUO: WOMEN LEADING THE WAY
Nisha Ramachandran, Moderator

Manisha Bewtra, Alderwoman, Melrose, MA
Arati Kreibich, Candidate, U.S. House NJ5
Srilekha Palle, Candidate, Sup. Sully, VA
Usha Reddi, Candidate, U.S. Senate, KS
Hiral Tipirneni, Candidate, U.S. House AZ6


1:45-1:55 pm | ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER?
Akash Vukoti, Youngest Male Competitor, National Scripps Spelling Bee


2:00-2:30 pm | WHAT’S AT STAKE IN 2020-TOP DESI JOURNALISTS WEIGH IN
Mini Timmaraju, Moderator

Aziz Haniffa, India Abroad
Anita Kumar, POLITICO
Manu Raju, CNN


3:00–3:35 pm | IS A CHANGING TEXAS SHIFTING THE NATION?
Raghu Devaguptapu, Moderator

Dr. Pritesh Gandhi, Candidate, U.S. House TX10
Sri Kulkarni, Candidate, U.S. House TX22
Judge Juli Mathew, Fort Bend County Court, TX
Keir Murray, KLM Public Affairs


3:40-3:45 pm | VIDEO BY SHAIREE ARORA AND AARUSHI GUPTA


3:50-4:00 pm | RESULTS OF 2020 IMPACT PRESIDENTIAL STRAW POLL


4:00 pm | CLOSING REMARKS | MEMBERS OF U.S. CONGRESS
Priya Dayananda, Moderator

U.S. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal | D-WA7
U.S. Congressman Ami Bera | D-CA7

U.S. Congressman Ro Khanna | D-CA17
U.S. Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi | D-IL8


Reception Immediately Following Closing Remarks | Atrium-1st Floor


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in partnership with the National Education Association

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