Indian Americans form the First Indian Super PAC in the country to influence national policy

Nov 01, 2012, 12:25 ET from Indian Americans for Freedom

CAROL STREAM, Ill., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Indian Americans for Freedom:

IAFF is broadcasting a series of TV ads on all prominent Cable channels, CNN, CNBC, FNC, MSNBC, FBN, HLN, ESPN, USA, TNT and others, touching on a variety of issues important to the Indian American community.

Its most powerful message is aimed at 8th Congressional District candidate Tammy Duckworth, citing her public appearance with CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Several members of CAIR, an international organization, have been indicted or imprisoned for terrorist activities, causing the FBI to cut off all ties to the organization. The spot thanks Duckworth for her service, but questions the wisdom of her association with CAIR in the quest for votes. (See it to believe it Tammy Duckworth with CAIR)

Another ad tells the story of an entrepreneur, inventor and successful Chicago businessman who came to America from India in 1969 to find the American dream, leaving behind a country where big government stifled small businesses, producing an economy with no middle class and no jobs. He pleads to the camera, "Why do we want to follow the same policies that failed the middle class everywhere else on this planet?" (American Dream through the eyes of an inventor)

The third ad features an Indian American physician from the North Chicago suburbs bemoaning the wave of red tape coming from Obamacare. Her sincerity is apparent as she implores "You are looking at a dinosaur, the last of the private primary care physicians who will not survive a government run health care system…It did not work in India and it will not work here." (Under Obamacare you are looking at a Dinosaur)

This is the first time that Indian Americans have been presented as a voice in the political arena beyond some fund-raising activities. Indeed they are an overlooked minority with the ability to have tremendous influence on elections, representing as much as 10% of the voting population of districts in the Chicago suburbs, with similar demographics in other areas of the country. Indian Americans For Freedom is organizing to represent Indian Americans from across the nation in the years ahead.

For more information or to make an appointment for interviews with the Indian Americans featured in the ads, please contact:

Alka Tyle, 630 403 8563,

SOURCE Indian Americans for Freedom