Iowan and Nepali American Sanjita Pradhan attended her very first Iowa caucus last night and played a critical role — as did every caucus-goer for Hillary — in helping Sec. Clinton win Iowa.
“I felt compelled to sign up, and I’m happy I did it,” Pradhan told NBC News. “I said I know we have more Asian Americans living in our precinct, and there were few here and we need to reach out to them. That’s why I want to be a delegate.”
Sanjita emigrated to the U.S. from Nepal with her husband and three-year-old son in 2006. She left during a time of political crisis in Nepal involving Maoist insurgents along with communal violence, curfews and strikes.
“The country was not doing well and we wanted to come to the U.S. for a better life,” said Sanjita in a White House blog profile. Just in time, I got very lucky and was accepted into the Diversity Immigrant Visa program through which we were able to relocate and transition into our new life in Iowa.”
Sanjita not only voted for Hillary in the caucus, but helped sway two undecideds to cast their votes for Hillary as well. She will also be a delegate for Hillary from her precinct to the county convention.
Thank you, Sanjita, for your support!