“Zahid F. Sarder Saddi, a prominent member of the Bangladeshi-American Society, recently congratulated his longtime compatriot, Congressman Darren Soto, who scored a fourth victory in his 2022 campaign for the representative of the United States Chamber of Florida’s 9th District.”
Orlando, Florida, Nov. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Prominent Bangladeshi human rights activist and civil society leader, Zahid F. Sarder Saddirecently praised his longtime friend, congressman Darren Soto, who was easily re-elected last week. Defeating political newcomer Scotty Moore by an estimated 15,000 votes, Soto ably won a fourth term representing the Orange, Osceola and Polk County Southern Strip in Central Florida. Three-term incumbent House Rep. Soto also led in all three counties in Congressional District 9, with a majority of about 54% to Moore’s 46%.
Photo: Zahid F Sarder Saddi, human rights activist and civil society leader, with US Congressman Darren Soto / WASHINGTON DC, US CONGRESS
Prominent Bangladeshi human rights activist and civil society leader, Zahid F. Sarder Saddirecently praised his longtime friend, congressman Darren Soto, who was easily re-elected last week. Defeating political newcomer Scotty Moore by an estimated 15,000 votes, Soto ably won a fourth term representing the Orange, Osceola and Polk County Southern Strip in Central Florida. Three-term incumbent House Rep. Soto also led in all three counties in Congressional District 9, with a majority of about 54% to Moore’s 46%.
Saddi and Rep. Soto shared a years-long bond based on common principles of social justice, effective government and working for ordinary human rights.
“I have known Darren for over 2 decades since the genesis of his political career,” Saddi says. “I remember his first run for the Florida House of Representatives, then for the State Senate, for the United States House, and now he has won his fourth term in Congress to serve and represent the interests of more hundreds of thousands of Floridians in the United States Congress. His constituents have shown great appreciation for the love and care he puts into his work, and moreover, his willingness to lend a hand has been at the top priority, which is why Congressman Soto has come this far as a public servant.
When he was first elected to the U.S. Congress in 2016, Rep. Soto was the first Puerto Rican member from Florida. Continuing to play a leading role in securing federal grants and funding for infrastructure improvements, particularly rail expansion, Soto is poised to take on more responsibility as the one of the oldest representatives in the Orlando area.
Pictured: Team of high-ranking Bangladeshi delegates led by former Bangladeshi minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury at the United States Congress with Congressman Darren Soto, who co-sponsored the project of H.Res.1169.
Representative Darren Soto had a voting record that shows a history of strong advocacy for human rights across demographics, including those who support the Bangladeshi community worldwide.
Congressman Darren Soto co-sponsored House Resolution 1169, which “reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to promoting free, fair, transparent, and credible elections in Bangladesh.” The U.S. Representative for the 9th District in Florida has also supported local organizations in the United States, including those advocating for human rights in Bangladesh.
Photo: Human rights activist and civil society leader Zahid F Sarder Saddi with US Congressman Darren Soto and candidate for mayor of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka Tabith Awal.
Zahid F. Sarder Saddirecently appointed Vanguard of 2022 by Harvard Business Review, collaborated with United States Congress to provide greater opportunities for the rights of the Bangladeshi community for over 20 years. With a wealth of experience in Indo-Pacific foreign affairs, Saddi has participated with community and government leaders around the world to defend his people. Having worked with the United Nations, the United States Congress, the Woodrow Wilson Center, Democracy International and the Prestigious Heritage Foundation, Zahid F. Sarder Saddi has proven himself to be a strong supporter and community leader to the people of Bangladesh. With a shared passion for defending the rights of all, Saddi looks forward to an ongoing friendship with Rep. Soto, both on and off Capitol Hill.
Photo: Zahid F. Sarder Saddi, prominent member of the Bangladeshi-American Society and foreign adviser to former Prime Minister of Bangladesh Hon’ Begum Khaleda Zia.
The data explains that Asian Americans will be the country’s largest immigrant demographic by 2065. The South Asian population has grown by 40% in seven years, from 3.5 million in 2010 to 5.4 million in 2017. Communities like those in Bangladesh will bring cultural contributions to the country, economic and material. As demographics grow, so does the need for representation of that population’s interests in a governing legislative body, such as those that house the US Congress. Consequently, Zahid F. Sarder Saddi is ready to fight tirelessly for the rights of the Bangladeshi people in the world.
Zahid F. Sarder Saddi is an influential civil society leader, humanitarian and advocate for Bangladesh and its people. It helps Bangladeshi expatriates integrate into life in the United States while preserving their own values and traditions. Zahid F. Sarder Saddi works with several organizations and has a particular passion for helping the Bangladeshi community in the United States and around the world.
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