IADO mobilizes South Asian Americans to participate in the political process, run for public office, and champion policies that impact the community.

Established in 1980, the Indo-American Democratic Organization is one of the oldest and active South Asian American political action committees in the country. IADO is the leading political voice for the 250,000+ South Asian Americans in Illinois and works tirelessly to engage every South Asian American in the political process. We endorse candidates at every level of government who share our progressive community values. And over the years, we’ve become the community’s advocate on key policy issues such addressing the rise of hate crimes, comprehensive and humane immigration reform, access to high-quality public education, strengthening retirement security and equitable access to vital government services. 

South Asian Americans
in the political process. 

candidates for public office who share our community’s values

progressive policies for
immigrant & working families