“Democracy is in the blood of the Muslims who look upon complete equality of mankind, and believe in fraternity, equality, and liberty.”― Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Congressman Joe Wilson, a South Carolina Republican leader on the Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees and Congresswoman Grace Meng a New York Democrat on the Appropriations Committee, joined over 75 Pakistani American leaders from across 15 states today. Community leaders gathered in Washington to welcome the new Congress in what has become a biennial tradition for PAKPAC. The inspiring day included a community town hall where we discussed how a PAC functions and policies we can expect in the year ahead. The night concluded with bipartisan Senators and Congressmen visiting with community leaders for dinner and inspirational words about the importance of activism in these uncertain times.