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(17 April 2007)

Hillary ClintonA group of wealthy and well-connected Indian Americans has formed a support group for Presidential nominee, Senator Hillary Clinton. The 'Indian Americans for Hillary 2008 (IAFH)' aim to bring together prominent members of the Indian community to provide Senator Clinton with a united front on the road to the White House. The group's first milestone event is a fund raiser to be held on June 24th at The Sheraton Hotel, New York City where over 1000 guests are expected.

Among the list of distinguished international business and political luminaries epxected as Guests of Honors are: Mr. S.P. Hinduja – The Hinduja Group, Mr. Lakshmi Mittal – The Mittal Group, Mr. Subhash Chandra – Zee Network, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and Terry McAuliffe, Campaign Chairman. Joining IAFH are prominent leaders within our community who have been ardent supporters of both democratic initiatives and of the Clintons for the past 15 years.

The IAFH Committee includes Dr. Deepak Chopra, Mike Patel, Dr. Bhupi Patel, Dr. Ranawat, Dr. Dipak Nandi, Ravi Akhoury, Kamal Dandona, Hemant Patel, Rupali Patel, Naina Sachdev, Alkesh Patel, Tejinder Singh Bindra, H.R. Shah and Prakash Shah. Many more prominent supporters are expected to join this initiative in the upcoming weeks.

The levels of participation are: Chair by raising $100,000, Co-Chair by raising $50,000, Patron at $ 25,000 or a Host Committee Member at $ 10,000. Patron Committee Members, and above, will have the opportunity to attend a private VIP meeting with Senator Clinton. They will also receive photographs with the Senator, be seated at prominent tables and have their names printed on program materials. The maximum individual contribution is $ 4,600, and only U.S. citizens and permanent residents (green card holders) are allowed to contribute.

Kamal Dandona, Chairman of The Bollywood Groupof companies said of their support "I have been an early supporter of Senator Clinton and witnessed first-hand her initiatives and her efforts for our community. Senator Clinton is perhaps the only candidate to have continuously contributed to upholding the improvement of US-India relations while championing for the Indian-American community within the US. Her support to the US-India nuclear non-proliferation agreement and frequent visits to India are only some examples of her constant loyalty to our community nationwide and globally. "

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