South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to fostering an environment in which all South Asians in America can participate fully in civic and political life, and have influence over policies that affect them. Approximately 2.7 million South Asians live in the United States, tracing their backgrounds to Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and the diaspora, including Trinidad/Tobago, Guyana, and Africa. SAALT works to achieve our mission through a social justice framework that incorporates the strategies of policy analysis and advocacy, community education, local capacity-building, and leadership development. Each of these strategies are linked to specific programs which you will find more information about on this website.
News Releases (Archive)
- Release Date:November 2, 2009
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD - Are you or someone you know interested in becoming a U.S. citizen? Do you need professional advice on how to fill out your naturalization paperwork? Or do you simply want to speak face-to-face with someone who knows about the citizenship process?
- Release Date:08-20-09
On Thursday, August 20th, SAALT's Executive Director joined a White House meeting to discuss immigration reform, along with representatives from business, law enforcement, labor, interfaith groups, and immigrant rights organizations. The meeting included a briefing from Secretary Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), moderated breakout sessions, and remarks by President Obama.
- Release Date:6.16.2008
Coalition of South Asian Groups Unites, Unveils National Action Agenda to Guide Policy Issues and Recommendations in Upcoming Elections
- Release Date:11.5.2007
Statement from South Asian American Leaders of Tomorrow (SAALT) on the Election of Bobby Jindal as Governor-elect of Louisiana
Volunteers Participate in Service Activities Around the Country as Part of "Be The Change: National Day of Service"Release Date:10-09-2007
Over One Thousand Volunteers Participate in Service Activities Around the Country as Part of Be The Change: National Day of Service
- Release Date:3.23.2007
South Asian Community Groups and Advocates Convene in Washington D.C. to Discuss Emerging Issues and Address National Policymakers
Participants at SAALT Summit Emphasize the Importance of Articulating Progressive Policy Priorities, Peer Learning Opportunities, and Building Coalitions