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A conversation and fundraiser for Raja Krishnamoorthy

A conversation and fundraiser for Raja Krishnamoorthy
July 12
15:09 2019

Afzal Lokhandwala, businessman from Chicago, addressing the guests.

SURENDRA ULLAL

Chicago: The community at large in Chicago and Naperville hosted a conversation and fundraiser for Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthy at Pita Inn Restaurant in Naperville last week A large number of friends, well-wishers, and donors attended the event.

Speaking on this occasion, Krishnamoorthi advised Asian Americans to get extensively involved in civic life and urged everyone to vote and become part of the system. He also advised the community to run for office and become a vibrant voice of the community.

He highlighted the challenges including finding ways to work with folks across the aisle, while conducting oversight of the administration and standing up for the values of the community.

Krishnamoorthy thanked the Chicago and Naperville community for its broad-based support in his re-election as the Congressman for 8th District of Illinois, which includes the west and northwest suburbs of Chicago, for one more term. He was elected in November 2016.

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi with his supporters and donors in Naperville

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi with his supporters and donors in Naperville

The members of the host committee – Afzal Lokhandwala, Mir Khan and Ashfaq Syed – spoke on the occasion and hailed Krishnamoorthy for leading the passage of a major bipartisan reform of the national skills-based education system, which will provide additional funding to institutions that provide skills training as an alternative to a four-year college.

Vinoz Chanamolu, director of Mall of India, Naperville, Iram Shah, founder Sonia Shah, Sadia Covert, Du Page County Board Member, Azam Nizamuddin, Shoaib Khadri, Saily Joshi, Moon Khan, Shalini Gupta and Aiman Beg were the guest speakers, They were unanimous in their opinion that Krishnamoorthy, during his illustrious public life, focused on growing and strengthening the middle class by supporting small businesses, making college education more affordable, rebuilding infrastructure, and protecting social security and medicare.

Earlier, Syed Ashfaq Hussain, Naperville community member, welcomed the gathering. The event was a anchored by Mir Khan.

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