On November 23rd, Congressman Colin Allred, a new member to Congress and member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, spent the early afternoon discussing the Kashmir crisis with Dallas PAKPAC members. The Congressman asked for the input of PAKPAC members regarding policy options for when he returns to the Foreign Affairs Committee. He committed to making himself and staff more accessible to the Pakistani-American community in the future.
We thank Congressman David Trone (D-MD), a member on the Foreign Affairs Committee, for speaking at the home of PAKPAC National Board member, Fundi Choudry, to have a discussion with PAKPAC members. The Congressman spoke on the need for increased trade in Pakistan and the dire situation in Kashmir.
Last night, Haley Stevens, a young Congresswoman from a “purple” district joined National Board Member, Asad Malik, and other PAKPAC members in West Bloomfield, Michigan, for an afternoon discussion. We thank the Congresswoman for her time and look forward to future discussions.
We praise PAKPAC National Board member Riffat Chughtai and her husband Mubashar for convening a town hall with Congressman Mike Doyle (PA-18) of Pittsburgh last week. Well done!
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We applaud PAKPAC National Board member, Fundi Choudry, for taking time from his busy schedule to have a private strategy discussion with Senator Chris Van Hollen. The Senator traveled to Pakistan last week and Fundi met with him immediately after to strategize.
It was a packed house in Michigan last night!
Big thank you to National Board Member Asad Malik, Uzma Rehman, and Michigan PAKPAC members for taking time out of their Friday night for a timely discussion on national security with Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (MI-8), an important voice on the Armed Services Committee.
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On Wednesday, September 18th, a week before the UN General Assembly convened, PAKPAC members from 18 different states took the time to visit Washington for intense bipartisan advocacy efforts around Kashmir.
We applaud the work of PAKPAC champions Congressman Jim Banks of the Armed Services Committee and Congresswoman Susan Wild of the Foreign Affairs Committee in elevating the issue of Kashmir widely across the Congress and demanding attention and action from the new US Ambassador to the United Nations.
Representative Madeleine Dean, a leader on the Judiciary Committee, led a tele-town hall meeting on gun violence and on the recent crisis in Kashmir. During the meeting, Representative Dean promised to spend more time learning about the situation in Kashmir to best uphold humanitarian principles and American values. In 2018, PAKPAC members hosted a Get Out the Vote rally with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Madeleine.
Representative Susan Wild, an active member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, brought call attendees up to speed on developments over the last six months while serving on the committee. Topics discussed on the tele-call, which took place on June 26th, ranged from Iran to China’s Uighur Muslims. The call was part of the Women’s Leadership Network. Community leaders from the around the country who want “Congress in their living room” have signed up. Calls are also free for certain membership tiers.