6 Indian-Americans named to Biden-Sanders unity task forces

The unity task force is a result of senator Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of the Biden campaign. Climate change activist Varshini Prakash, 26, from Boston is the youngest member of these task forces alongside representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,...

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Washington: Six prominent Indian-Americans from diverse fields have been named to the Biden-Sanders unity task forces announced by former Vice President Joe Biden, who is the presumptive presidential nominee of the Democratic Party.

Congresswoman from Seattle Pramila Jayapal and former surgeon general Vivek Murthy have been named co-chairs of the Health Care Task Force.

The unity task force is a result of senator Bernie Sanders’ endorsement of the Biden campaign. Climate change activist Varshini Prakash, 26, from Boston is the youngest member of these task forces alongside representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 30, and environmental justice advocate Catherine Flowers, 58.


Executive director of the Sunrise Movement, an organisation focused on climate change among young people, Prakash will serve on the Climate Change group. Former secretary of state John Kerry is co-chair of this task force.

Legal luminary Chirag Bains has been named co-chair of the Criminal Justice Reform Task Force along with former acting assistant attorney general Vanita Gupta, according to a statement issued by the Biden campaign.

Economist and former lobbyist Sonal Shah has been named to the Economy Task Force. “Honoured to be serving on the unity task forces. Look forward to winning in Nov!” she said.
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