Congressman Krishnamoorthi receives Dalip Singh Saund Political Leadership Award

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Illinois, receiving the Dalip Singh Saund Award for Political Leadership from the Asian American Unity Coalition (AAUC). PHOTO: Courtesy Office of Congressman

In recognition of his “exemplary commitment to advancing the interests of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities in Congress,” the Asian American Unity Coalition (AAUC) recently honored Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi with the Dalip Singh Saund Award for Political Leadership. Congressman Saund was the first Indian American, first Sikh, and first Asian American elected to the United States Congress, back in 1957.

“I am grateful to the Asian American Unity Coalition for this honor and for its continued leadership in bringing together Asian Americans of all backgrounds to build a more inclusive nation,” Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi is quoted saying in an Oct. 12, 2023 press release from his office. “As we work to expand the promise of the American Dream to every American community, I am honored to join my colleagues in carrying on the example of Congressman Saund.”

The AAUC is a coalition that encompasses dozens of nonprofit organizations and lifetime members, embodies the rich tapestry of Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities, including Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, and Polynesian Americans, among others, the press release said.



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