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Meet Araquel Bloss, our new campaign manager

Meet Araquel Bloss, our new campaign manager

Local resident and national progressive organizer, Araquel Bloss, to join the the Yatish Joshi for Congress campaign as Campaign Manager. Bloss, who resides in South Bend and graduated from Goshen College, has extensive national organizing experience. She was the co-creator and lead organizer of Occupy Inauguration, the 3-day protest and rally events in Washington, D.C., during the 2017 Trump inauguration. She also founded an organization focused on creating progressive and independent electoral coalitions around the country to support the election of progressive candidates and pass legislation for the people, by the people. She was a co-host and organizer of the People’s Convergence Conference held in Washington D.C. in September 2017. She has spoken at rallies and at conferences about her vision of uniting voters around policies which work for the people above and beyond political party.

 

Bloss stated she was convinced to join the Yatish Joshi campaign after several meetings with the candidate and his diverse, activist-centered campaign staff.  Bloss stated, “To meet Yatish, is to love Yatish.” She said, “Yatish embodies the spirit, ethics, and determination not seen since Bernie Sanders ran for president in 2016.” She believes Joshi’s campaign will fire up concerned citizens, local activists, and millennials alike to stay engaged in local and state politics. She believes Joshi’s story of immigration, struggle, and ultimate success has the potential to inspire people coast to coast.

 

As a South Bend resident, Bloss says she’s excited to be investing her efforts in a progressive candidate dedicated to bettering her own community. Her daughter attends a South Bend Community School and she says, like all parents, she’s worried about school safety, reduction of gun violence, affordable college education and health care. She was an active organizer and volunteer for the Bernie Sanders campaign in 2016 and saw first hand the local devotion for our communities. As to her new role as Campaign Manager, Bloss says, “I’m honored to be working with the people of Indiana’s 2nd District as a part of the Joshi for Congress campaign. Together, we can truly impact the direction of our state and nation.”

Team Joshi loves Seniors!

Team Joshi loves Seniors!

Our communities are greatly enriched by our senior citizens. They are retirees as well as workers, grandparents and volunteers. Their contributions strengthen our families and add to the vibrancy of Indiana’s 2nd District.

We must protect our senior citizens and assure that their Golden Years are safe and secure. I will support our seniors by fighting to

  • Strengthen Social Security
  • Provide all seniors with full Medicare insurance coverage
  • Reduce drug prices
  • Increase affordable senior housing
Now is the time to end gun violence in America.

Now is the time to end gun violence in America.

Now is the time to end gun violence in America. We send our kids to school with the trust that our children are safe. It is absolutely unacceptable that this trust is violated by the inaction of Congress and the President. Those who are responsible for enforcing our gun laws should be held accountable for the murders of our children in school.

Although I support the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution, I strongly condemn what happened in Florida, Las Vegas, Sandy Hook, Columbine, and all the places where a civilian has had a military-grade assault rifle. The Government has failed to protect our children.

Indiana and a handful of other states have a “red flag law” that allows guns to be temporarily removed from individuals who are deemed by a judge to be a threat to themselves or others. Assault weapons, such as AR-15 and M-16, should not be allowed in the hands of civilians who have mental illness, histories of domestic violence, or felony convictions. We will take Hoosier common-sense to Washington and empower every state to adopt a sensible red flag law. Instead of cutting $250 billion in funding from Medicaid as Trump has proposed, we should invest even greater resources in caring for mental health, treat it like any other disease covered by health insurance, and remove the stigma of mental illness in America. Hoosiers must take the lead on this important issue and demonstrate leadership at the federal level.

Jackie Walorski and radicalized Republicans do not want new laws to address gun violence nor are they willing to enforce or strengthen our existing laws. The GOP has become a paid agent of the gun lobby. We must use our rights to vote out elected Representatives and Senators, both at the federal and state levels, who accept money from the NRA and prevent the American people from addressing our epidemic of gun violence. We must also allow the Center for Disease Control to study the causes of this public health emergency in the interest of public safety.

This is the time to have your voice heard. Contact your elected Representatives and Senators – both Republicans and Democrats – that this is not acceptable. Enough talking. We need action NOW! If they do not listen to you, exercise your power – your vote –  to remove those elected officials so we can put fresh, like-minded people in Congress to take action in preventing senseless gun violence. We will not allow them to breech our trust and fail to keep our children safe at school. Use your vote to remove those who take money from the NRA and have become their servant rather than a servant of the people.

 

Today is Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday!

Today is Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday!

Susan B. Anthony was a prominent female civil rights leader. She fought tirelessly for women’s rights, including the right to vote. I am inspired by Anthony’s work and will be a strong advocate for women. I believe that every life counts and will support

  • Women to make decisions for their own bodies
  • Education that works as abstinence-only sexual education is ineffective
  • Access to preventative care and contraception
  • Support for women who choose to give birth through prenatal and post-natal care, affordable higher education, a living wage and equal pay, paid maternity leave, access to public services (such as welfare and food stamps), and affordable, high-quality childcare

Help us Support the Arts!

Help us Support the Arts!

For the second straight year, President Donald Trump is calling for the elimination of the National Endowment of the Arts and National Endowment of the Humanities.

Yatish has a strong history of supporting our local arts and this will not change when he is elected. Help us increase not decrease funding!

By Associated Press February 12 at 6:36 PM

In the budget proposal unveiled Monday, Trump asks that both organizations begin to shut down in 2019, saying the NEA and NEH should not be federal responsibilities.

The two grant programs were launched as part of Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” domestic agenda in the 1960s. Some conservatives have long criticized them, but the NEH and NEA have bipartisan support in Congress, which last year voted to restore funding. The budget for each agency is slightly under $150 million.

Trump is also again seeking to end federal support for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which also has strong backing in Congress.