JUNE 9, 2016

CONTACTS: Tim Zink, 410-962-4436/Sue Walitsky 202-224-4524




Cardin in Howard County to Promote Dialogue with Maryland’s Indian Community Leaders


Monday, June 13 at 10:00 AM, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) will host a roundtable discussion on the campus of Howard Community College with leaders of Maryland’s highly diverse Indian-American community. Senator Cardin recently traveled to India and met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the U.S., and has been engaged in the public debate on India’s economic and security progress, as well as its record on women’s rights, religious tolerance and human trafficking. Closer to home, Senator Cardin has been working to promote economic opportunity and public awareness of Maryland’s Indian-American community. 

“As the two largest democracies in the world, the United States and India have a special relationship that has undergone tremendous recent progress, but both nations have a way to go in perfecting our respective unions to ensure that the rights of all are protected and celebrated,” said Senator Cardin, the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.  “Maryland’s Indian-American community is uniquely positioned to advance both nations’ policies and help strengthen our bilateral relationship, and I look forward to the opportunity to exchange ideas with its leaders.”


WHAT:                      Roundtable Discussion with Maryland’s Indian-American Community


WHO:                        U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

                                                Maryland Indian-American Community Leaders


            WHEN:                      Monday, June 13 at 10:00 AM


WHERE:                    Ecker Business Training Center, Room 5

6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD


HOW:                        Media requested to RSVP to Sue