Thank you! I want to express my immense gratitude to you for trusting this run. I couldn’t have done this without you 🙏 🇺🇸🙏. I have offered my hearty congratulations to Rep. Eshoo on her 15th term and offered my help to address our district's challenges.
We have already far exceeded the vote count of any prior challenger in the last 28 years of this district; 37% vote share. I feel humbled at the strong support. Thank you! If you put up a lawn sign, please pull it from the spot and place it in your garage to be reused later.
We hold our head high about what we have accomplished together. We are hearing it loud and clear to not stop. These sentiments mean a lot to me personally. This is the reason why we are announcing our next run for our congressional district 18. We have filed our candidacy for the 2022 election; we intend to bridge the shortfall of 50,000 votes over the next 2 years. The learning over the last 20 months has been incredible and we are excited about the possibilities. Our district needs dedicated, intelligent leadership and we are ready to take charge.
We set out to build a new future in the last 20 months.. We conducted an unprecedented engagement with our neighbors, wrote many unique and bold policies to address the tough challenges of Silicon Valley and America. We brought forward bold and innovative ideas with a getting-things-done attitude. It is clear that our district residents want it better based on the support our movement has generated.
I am ready and will always keep fighting the good fight. Together, we can.
I hope I can count on your continued support. It would mean a lot to me.
Read the Political Tango of Rishi and his wife Seema
In Congress, I will work to break the glass ceiling — I will fight to close the wage and promotion gap, fight for better opportunities in STEM for women, and fight to ensure that women universally get paid maternity leave.
My wife Seema works in the Silicon Valley networking industry, and has experienced first-hand the challenges that confront women in the workplace every day. Institutional barriers still plague our workplaces, impacting women and many underrepresented gender identities.
In Congress, I will be an advocate for women’s rights and economic security. I am deeply disturbed by the fact that the United States is currently ranked 49th in the world in terms of gender equality. I will address gender bias, income inequality, work-life balance, and unequal growth opportunities. I will work to promote, create, and fund opportunities for girls and young women of Silicon Valley to explore and pursue successful, high-paying, and fulfilling careers. I understand how the additional burden of working from home, virtual schooling and household chores are creating stress in women’s personal and professional lives. Here are a few areas of priority: