Press Release

Indian American Impact On Kalpana Kotagal’s Confirmation to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Kalpana’s long overdue confirmation is a victory for all workers including those most marginalized.

Washington, D.C. —  Yesterday, the U.S. Senate confirmed esteemed civil rights lawyer Kalpana Kotagal to serve as a commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Kotagal has a proven track record of defending workers, civil rights organizations, women, and other disenfranchised people in employment and civil rights actions. 

Neil Makhija, President of Indian American Impact, shared the following statement

“Kalpana Kotagal’s bold and inspiring work as a leading civil rights lawyer earned her an outstanding reputation. She is a leading voice in the national conversation on equity and inclusion. For her exemplary qualifications and trailblazing career, Impact was proud to unequivocally support her nomination. Now, we extend enthusiastic congratulations for her confirmation to the EEOC, where we know she will fiercely defend the civil rights of workers of all backgrounds in the United States.”


Indian American Impact is a national 501(c)(4) organization that elevates the voices of Indian Americans and South Asians to ensure that every level of government represents us and our values. Impact works to mobilize, engage and elect South Asians in an effort to build a world in which all Americans have the opportunity to thrive.