The Hindu community in America is an ethnically diverse community of over 3 million. While the majority of Hindus are of Indian origin, there are also vibrant communities of Caribbean, African, European, Hispanic, and East and Southeast Asian descent.
Elected officials from both parties have a history of strong friendships within the Hindu American community and with India. Hindu Americans look to their elected officials and want to see American leaders protecting religious liberty and civil rights, stopping and preventing hate crimes, and fighting for immigration reform consistent with the values of the Hindu American community.
Lastly, Hindu Americans enjoy the bond between the world’s two largest democracies, India and the United States. Hindu Americans want to see a strengthened U.S.-India relationship at all levels, including a mutual platform of furthering peace in South Asia, ending the scourge of terrorism, and championing religious pluralism and mutual respect in both countries.
Below are the main issues of concern to the Hindu American community, broken down into three categories: Domestic Policy, Foreign Policy and Core Issues.