I am delighted to announce that my guest this week will be Manka Dhingra, candidate for Washington States Senate! We will be live on air on Desi1250am on Tuesday August 15th 2017 at 10am PST as well as live on Facebook!
Manka Dhingra is running for State Senate to address critical needs in education funding, mental health, violence prevention, and to protect the rights of women. She is a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and Chair of the Therapeutic Alternative Unit of the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, award winning PTSA mom, anti- domestic violence advocate, and community leader.
Manka has worked with State Department of Social and Human Services, the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, legislators, and the Governor’s office to reform and improve our criminal justice system and to ensure individuals get the treatment they need and deserve.
A mental health and crisis intervention expert, Manka provides training to law enforcement and recently started a collaborative effort with King County law enforcement agencies to coordinate responses and help avoid tragedy. She also works directly with Harborview Hospital, mental health professionals, and our courts to improve criminal justice outcomes for individuals with mental illness—seeking to close the revolving door of jail, homelessness, and crime.
You can learn more about her at www.electmanka.com.
Manka will be on my talk show “Tahmina Talks Immigration” at 10am PST on Tuesday August 15th on Desi 1250am. If you have questions, you are welcome to email me in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A huge thank you to Manka for taking time out of her busy schedule for joining me to talk Immigration!