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The Government Relations and Civic Engagement Committee was established ten years ago to enhance the Minnesota Indian American community’s relationship to elected officials and increase civic engagement within the community.

  • Connect with elected officials who represent our community, enhance their understanding of our needs and integrate them as part of their legislative work.
  • Enhance civic engagement of the Indian American community in such a way that our contributions and their value are known to elected officials.
  • Facilitate the relationship between the Indian Embassy or Consulate General’s office and the Minnesota Indian community.

IAM is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to our members, the public and the Indian (and South-Asian) immigrant population in Minnesota. We partner with several social justice networks like CAAL, CAPM, AAOP. We also secure grants for civic engagement work. More details in subsequent meetings.

While we are non-partisan, we take position and ramp up work on issues related to-

  • Voting and Election Administration to ensure a secure democracy
  • Immigration
  • Healthcare equity
  • Equality Opportunities
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Census work (last census 2020)