Harini Krishnan is an Indian American Democratic Organizer who is passionate about Gender Equity, Civil Rights, Public Education and Arts. A former Lead Volunteer Organizer for the Presidential Campaign of VP Kamala Harris in California in 2019, Harini co-founded NorCal Joyful Warriors for Joe and Kamala in early 2020, was elected as a Biden Delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention and was featured in several videos at the historic convention. Harini joined South Asians for Biden (SAB) as the National Grassroots Organizing Lead and California State Director in June 2020, helping to not only mobilize the South Asian community to be the margin of victory in key battleground states for the Biden-Harris campaign during the General Election, but also coordinating grassroots efforts with AAPI groups on the ground in Georgia, to help elect Senators Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in the Special Election in 2021. Harini is currently working with her SAB colleagues to launch a new National South Asian Political Advocacy Organization, South Asians for America (SAFA), and will serve as Co-Chair of Community Organizing Campaigns & Training for SAFA on the leadership team.
In addition to her involvement with Presidential campaigns, Harini is an elected AD 22 Delegate and Platform Committee Member of the California Democratic Party; a San Mateo County Democrats Central Committee Alternate and Co-Chair of Events committee; a Board Member of Fund Her, which elects progressive women to state legislatures nationwide; Board Fund Committee Chair of Equal Access International, an International NGO which combines media programming with community mobilization to address gender inequities and increase civic engagement; Vice Chair of the San Mateo County Arts Commission; a well-known Indian Classical Vocalist and Lecturer for the past 2 decades; and is currently enrolled in the Harvard Kennedy School’s Public Leadership Program. A resident of the Town of Hillsborough in Northern California for more than 2 decades, Harini is the recipient of the 2020 Hillsborough Citizen of the Year Award and 2018 Jefferson Award for Public Service.