SECAUCUS, NJ — South Asians For America Co-chair Amit Jani was appointed to the Board of Education for the Hudson County Schools of Technology in New Jersey. He was sworn in and attended his first board meeting on Thursday, March 14.
“We are proud that we have a leader and member of the South Asian community in Amit Jani as a Board of Education Member for the Hudson County Schools of Technology,” said South Asians For America Co-chair Neha Dewan. “Diversity and representation are integral at all levels of government, and we hope to continue advocating for more members of the South Asian community to enter public service.”
Amit currently serves in New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s Administration and also helps to lead the New Jersey Leadership Program, a non-profit organization to expose South Asian youth in the state to government and politics.
“Amit Jani has established himself as a dedicated community leader and public servant, and as an alumni of County Prep High School he’s an ideal choice to join our HCST Board of Education,” said Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise. “The South Asian community in Hudson County is continuing to grow and we’re proud to once again embrace Hudson County’s diversity with this appointment.”
He has also served as the Asian American Pacific Islander Outreach Director for Phil Murphy’s gubernatorial campaign, as well as the re-election campaign for U.S. Senator Bob Menendez. He previously worked as a Congressional Aide to Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. and Judy Chu.
South Asians for America (SAFA) is a grassroots community organization with the mission of grassroots support and mobilization to elect South Asian candidates, activate South Asian networks to address current issues, and simultaneously vocalize community support to further causes impacting the South Asian community. It also seeks to organize community members and stakeholders to advocate on behalf of South Asian interests to key decision makers at the local, state and federal levels.