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RISHI KUMAR FOR US CONGRESS

The Tale of Two Candidate Statements

Rishi brings people-centric Leadership

You deserve a Congressman who is working for you, not for special interests and lobbyists. I successfully challenged the San Jose Water Company to prevent, reduce or suspend 7 water hikes, and have reduced burglaries in Saratoga by 41%. I am willing to take on the tough challenges. The people of Saratoga re-elected me with the most votes in city history.

My ballot statement identifies the current challenges while presenting bold ideas and a new vision to benefit Silicon Valley and our country. My plan to reduce the housing shortage and traffic congestion in Silicon Valley includes a cutting-edge, eco-friendly, tunnel-based transportation system that will reduce commute time to less than 21 minutes between 21 counties. This would make a broad range of affordable housing options available to workers, and expand Silicon Valley’s innovation success and economic growth throughout the region.

Anna's Ballot Statement


We believe Anna is NOT on it.

Our current congresswoman, Rep. Anna Eshoo, has failed to move the needle during her 28 years in office. A list of accomplishments seems to be missing from her candidate statement. Which of the 40 bills that Rep. Eshoo references have made a positive impact on Silicon Valley and America?

Technological Expertise

Silicon Valley is the driving force of America’s success, the world’s 19th largest economy and the global center of high tech and innovation. But Anna Eshoo doesn’t even mention it in her ballot statement. We need strong, tech-savvy leadership to help us navigate successfully in an increasingly complex on-line world. We need elected leaders who are capable of stepping up and protecting our personal and national on-line data security and privacy. We cannot allow the United States Congress to continue to be led by the "technologically illiterate."

Healthcare

Rep. Eshoo’s claims in her candidate statement that her goal is to promote healthy families. So why has she sponsored legislation that increases the price of drugs? Why has she accepted more Big Pharma money than any other US Representative? Pharmaceutical companies keep raising the prices of life-saving medications, and Anna Eshoo has not stopped them.

As chair of the House Health Subcommittee, Anna Eshoo has the power to put the opioid crisis on the sub-committee agenda, and hold accountable the pharmaceutical companies who fueled the opioid crisis. Yet she has not done so.

Homelessness

Rep. Eshoo references homelessness, but homelessness remains a growing problem in the Bay Area, and housing prices continue to go up. Our commute times have increased exponentially and our quality of life is negatively impacted, and Anna has not taken any action to address it.

Housing

Congresswoman Eshoo wants to work "with cities to satisfy their Regional Housing Need Allocation goals for construction of housing, including affordable housing." If that happens it will increase development projects in every city, against the will of the residents. Does Anna support SB35 and SB50? I do not! I am for preserving local control over housing and my "21 minutes to 21 counties" vision plan addresses the current housing crunch and the traffic jams that are getting worse every year.

Transportation

Anna's transportation agenda does not provide any strategic vision or long term solution for over 168,000 Bay Area commuters or millions of local drivers stuck every day in Silicon Valley traffic jams.

I have a Plan

I have a plan to grow our economy, to reduce the cost of healthcare, to address air traffic noise, and to fix our problems with PG&E and their Public Safety Power Shut-offs (PSPS) that have given California “3rd world status.” I will NEVER accept Special Interest Group money, unlike Congresswoman Anna Eshoo who accepts PAC and Special Interest Group money including from PG&E. I will fight for YOU and create accountability in our system!

Moral Compass

We need elected leaders who have the backbone and moral compass to make decisions of national importance, rather than looking at the establishment to make their decision.

We Need Leaders Who Can Fight For Our Families

We need an effective leader who will fight for our families’ interests, not for special interests. We need a leader who is accessible and who will bring energy and innovative ideas to the tough challenges. I hold those values and will not let you down. My track record in Saratoga speaks to that.

That is why the political pundits have declared me to be a serious challenger in this race. I am proud to be one of the few candidates for Congress - the only one in this race who refuses Special Interest money and relies on people power to fund this campaign.

I am asking you to stand with our campaign for change. You deserve a Congressman who is working for you.

I humbly request your support and your vote.

-Rishi Kumar