The Desi Democrats (“desi” is a popular nickname for a person of Indian origin, especially living outside India) were formed in Denver in the summer of 2006. Our goal is to bring Indian Americans up to greater involvement in the political life of the US and Colorado, especially as Democrats.
We were pleased to take part in some of the successful 2006 campaigns, including hosting a fundraiser for Cary Kennedy and co-hosting one for Bill Ritter; and one of our executive committee was on the campaign committee for Ed Perlmutter.
The Desi Democrats were formed to both educate our community in the values of political involvement and enlighten our representatives as to the interests of what is one of the most dynamic national groups in Colorado and the US. This mutual relationship will also contribute to the dialogue between the two largest democracies of the world.
Desi Democrats have foreseen the need to promote the interests of the Indian American community. As Indian Americans become enter the main stream in Colorado, it is important for us to integrate seamlessly in the political process of the country. As part of the integration, Desi Democrats feel it is important to get involved in issues that impact our evolving in this country.