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Meet the 12 Indian-Americans Vying for a Seat in Congress

Frustrated by the lack of action and scandals plaguing Congress, individuals across the political spectrum have their eyes on seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, hoping to usher in change and fresh perspectives during the upcoming midterm elections.
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Defends Repeal of Net Neutrality in Cringeworthy Video

On the heels of the decision to repeal an Obama-era net neutrality regulation, Ajit Pai has pathetically subjected internet users to a video desperate for millennial views on the effects of the ruling.

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal’s Push to Raise Awareness and Research about South Asian Heart Health

A few years ago, one of my cousins died from a heart attack at age 29. Unfortunately, this is a common phenomenon, with South Asians having the highest death rate from heart disease compared to other ethnic groups.

Mental Health on College Campuses: It’s a Luxury and Not a Right to be...

These days, many of us college students claim to be depressed because of our grades or wanting to “kill ourselves” over finals…but just how many of us actually consider this to be a reality? How many of us take a second to realize how many people around us and on our campuses are truly affected by mental illnesses?

Kamala Harris and Pramila Jayapal Make History For South Asians in Congress

As we all let the election results sink in and continue the fight for change, equality and hope in this country, let’s take a look at a small silver lining from two of the races in Congress: A House race in Washington, and a Senate race in California.

Raja Krishnamoorthi: A Beacon of Hope for Illinois, Women, and the Middle Class

Believe it or not, this year’s elections aren’t completely filled with woes. Thanks to Democratic Candidate Raja Krishnamoorthi, there is a beacon of hope.
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Why You Should Care About the 104 Women in Congress

For the first time in American history, there will be a total of 104 women in Congress. According to the Center of American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, the 114th Congress will seat 20 women in the Senate, and a record breaking 84 women in the U.S. House of Representatives.


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