With the 2018 elections to the US Congress and Senate across the stare round the corner, Indian American businessman Shalabh ‘Shalli’ Kumar, founder of the Republican Hindu Coalition, has announced the formation of a Congressional Hindu Caucus, which is scheduled to launch March 13th.
Republican Hindu Coalition is committed to provide a single unified platform to build a strong, effective & respected Hindu American voice in Washington and across the country. Modeled after the highly successful Republican Jewish Coalition with full support from it’s leaders, RHC shall become a unique bridge between the Hindu American community and Republican Party Leaders.
In a message announcing the RHC’s agenda for March and April, Kumar said that the RHC has sent out invitations to more than 110 House members, asking them – or their chiefs of staff or legislative directors – to attend a March 8 briefing, ahead of the March 13 launch of the new caucus.
Kumar and others will brief attendees about the aims of the RHC – which was founded in 2017 to support Donald Trump’s presidential bid. Attendees will also be briefed on the CHC, its agenda, and policy pursuits.
On March 13, 50 House members, accompanied by 50 members of RHC’s leadership, are expected to attend the launch of the new caucus. At press time, it was unclear whether any of the four Indian American members of the House – who are all Democrats – would be attending the briefing or the launch.