IAPAC Hosts ‘Gratitude for Global Cultures’ Lunch with Elected Leaders

Houston: The Indian American Political Action Committee of Greater Houston (IAPAC) is fulfilling its promise once again of being the only non-partisan voice for Indian Americans in the political arena. On November 20, 2021, IAPAC hosted “Gratitude with Global Cultures,” a Thanksgiving Lunch, focused on being grateful for the diversity within our region.

Keeping in line with the theme of “Gratitude with Global Cultures,” elected officials from both major political parties and guests representing a multitude of countries and cultures were invited, including India, Cameroon, Nigeria, Taiwan, Turkey, Philippines, Malaysia, China, South Korea, Vietnam, Greece, Bangladesh, Iran, Israel, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Latin America.

A beautiful collection of what gratitude means was shared by representatives from faiths that are Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam, Jain, Jewish, Scientology, Sikh and Zoroastrian.

Elected officials were each also given the opportunity to share their thoughts about gratitude before lunch. As lunch was served, Congressman Al Green arrived to share words on what coming together during Thanksgiving means to him. Congressman Green also thanked IAPAC for bringing together community leaders with love and gratitude at the forefront.

Elected officials who attended included: Fort Bend County Judge,  K. P. George; State Representative, Ron Reynolds; State Representative, Jon Rosenthal; Houston City Council Member, Robert Gallegos; Houston City Council Member, Edward Pollard; Stafford Council Member, Ken Mathew; Sugar Land Council Member, Naushad Kermally; Sugar Land Council Member, Carol McCutcheon; Stafford Council Member, Xavier Herrera; Regional Director for Senator Cruz, Jason Fuller; 434 District Court Judge, Christian Becerra; Fort Bend District Attorney, Brian Middleton and Community Outreach Coordinator for Representative Lizzie Fletcher, R. J. Coronado.

Ramesh Anand, President of IAPAC expressed his pleasure with the feedback from the event saying, “IAPAC believes that Indian American lives are affected by elected officials at every level as much as business opportunities are for both India and the US. IAPAC is committed to evolving new ways to create relationships at each level – be at the City, County, State and Federal level – with EVERY elected official whether Democrat, Republican or Independent.”