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Emgage PAC Endorses Sri Kulkarni for Texas’ 22nd Congressional District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                         

August 27, 2018

EMGAGE PAC ENDORSES SRI PRESTON KULKARNI FOR TEXAS’ 22ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Sugar Land, TX – Emgage PAC, the largest Muslim American Federal PAC, has announced its endorsement of Sri Preston Kulkarni, Democratic candidate for Texas’ 22nd Congressional District for the November 6th midterm election.

Texas’ 22nd Congressional District is one of the most diverse districts and has one of the largest community of engaged and active Muslim Americans in the country. Despite this, there has been a lack of outreach and concern for the interests of the American Muslim community by the current Congressional representative.

“I have seen firsthand that Sri’s efforts go beyond just his own campaign. Through his outreach he is activating and educating members of the Muslim American community. He is at our Masjids, Eid prayers, and festivals with a listening ear. He believes in us as an essential part of his coalition and I encourage the Muslim American community to show up for him with the same veracity.”

Emgage PAC believes that there has never been a more crucial time to act and elect a candidate that can represent all constituents in the 22nd district regardless of party affiliation, socioeconomic status, faith, or heritage. In addition to the fact that Sri is visible and accessible, he is a proven and thoughtful leader and has the background to be able to address the many issues our country faces today.

Upon graduation from UT Austin’s Plan II Honors program, Sri was commissioned as a Foreign Service Officer and served this country for 14 years in various oversees posts. He speaks Spanish, Hebrew, Chinese, Hindi and Russian. As a Pearson fellow, he served as a foreign policy and defense advisor to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

It is clear that with Sri Preston Kulkarni, Muslim Americans will have a friend in Texas’ 22nd congressional district.

“Muslim Americans are an essential part of the fabric of this country, and have been since its founding — Thomas Jefferson owned a Qur’an and spoke of America as a place for people of all faiths” Sri said. “Muslim Americans are also an essential part of our community here in 22nd district and I am proud to have receive Emgage Action’s endorsement.  We are stronger for our diversity, and I look forward to standing up for Muslim Americans and Americans of all backgrounds while in Congress.”  

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Emgage PAC advocates for issues and endorses candidates that support civil liberties, minority rights, and a diverse America, where underrepresented communities are seen as a vital part of the social fabric in the State of Texas. We aim to build strong political support to bring civility to the political discourse and work to ensure that Muslim communities have a voice in our nation’s political dialogue. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Umarah Zakaria by email at uzakaria@emgageaction.org