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April 27 is GLSEN’s Day of Silence!

April 27 is GLSEN’s Day of Silence!

GLSEN (pronounced “glisten”) was founded in 1990 with a mission to create safe and affirming schools for all students regardless of the gender identity, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation. During their annual “Day of Silence,” participants take a vow of silence to highlight the silencing and erasure of LGBTQIA+ people at school. Team Joshi supports these students in their efforts to create a more just world for everyone.

As your Representative, I will fight against discrimination in all its forms. We must value and care for every member of our community. I will

  • Champion legislation that empowers marginalized groups, such as LGBTQIA+, Native Americans, and people of color
  • Advance policies that allow students to attend school without fear of prejudice
  • Promote initiatives to reduce suicides and drug addiction, which unduly affect minorities
  • Fight to increase funding to create small businesses, youth centers and programs, and other investments in disadvantaged communities

Diversity of background and experience is what makes America great. Together, America Works!

Whistle Stop Tour – 10 Counties, 10 Days

Whistle Stop Tour – 10 Counties, 10 Days

Marshall County

Join us for Day #1 of our Joshi for Congress Whistle Stop Tour in Marshall County! Want to spend the whole day with us? We will meet every morning at the South Bend HQ, 218 Sycamore at 8:30AM. Jump in our RV and go!
Thursday, April 26th
9:30-10 am WTCA Radio Interview
11 am-Noon Tour of local arts venue.
9:30 am-12 pm Team canvass
12-1 pm Lunch at Mila’s Mini Market – 213 E Jefferson St, Plymouth
1:15-1:45 pm Interview with Plymouth Pilot News
2-3 pm Visiting local restaurants and businesses/owners
1-3 pm More canvassing by Team
3-4:00 pm Meeting at Opie’s  – 114 N Michigan St, Plymouth
4-6 pm Canvassing in Plymouth
6:30 pm Meet the Candidates
Weidner School of Inquiry, Plymouth High School
Sponsored by Young Professional’s Network- Marshall County.
Plymouth High School, #1 Big Red Drive, Plymouth IN 46563

Fulton County

Join us for Day #2 of our Joshi for Congress Whistle Stop Tour in Fulton County!
Friday, April 27th
12-1 pm Lunch at Jarrety’s Place – 701 Main St, Rochester
4-6 pm Canvassing in Akron
6:15 pm Dinner at Dilley’s  – 117 W Rochester St, Akron

Pulaski County

Join us for Day #3 of our Joshi for Congress Whistle Stop Tour in Pulaski County!
Saturday, April 28th
8-9 am Breakfast at Kostas – 1406 US 36, Winamac
9-11 am Canvassing in Winamac
11 am-12 pm Reception hosted by Apple Blossom Honey Farm  – 101 E Main Street, Winamac
12:15-1:15 pm Lunch at Cruizers – 103 S Monticello, Winamac
3:15-4:15 pm Tea Time at Bill and Babes – 5658 S Main Street, Pulaski, Hosted by Nora Schambers
4:45-6:15 pm Late afternoon snack/ early dinner at Whistle Stop Restaurant and Monon Railroad Connection Museum – 10012 N US 421, Monon, Private dining room reserved.

Miami County

Join us for Day #4 of our Joshi for Congress Whistle Stop Tour in Miami County!
Sunday, April 29th
12-1 pm Lunch at McClure’s Orchard and Winery – 5054 US 31, Peru
1:30-3:30 pm Canvassing in Peru
4:30-5:30 pm Canvass in Converse
5:30-6:30 pm Dinner at Big Dipper  – 104 S. Jefferson Street, Converse

Kosciusko County

Join us for Day #5 of our Joshi for Congress Whistle Stop Tour in Kosciusko County!
Monday, April 30th
11 am-12 pm Canvassing in Mentone
12-1 pm Java Jack’s – 111 E Main St, Mentone
2:45-3:45 pm Canvassing in Milford
4-5 pm Canvassing in Syracuse
7-8:30 pm Meet the Candidates Forum

Wabash County

Join us for Day #6 of our Joshi for Congress Whistle Stop Tour in Wabash County!
Tuesday, May 1st
11:15 am-12:30 pm Canvassing in North Manchester
12:45-1:45 pm Madre’s Family Restaurant -410 West Main, North Manchester
2:15-4:15 Canvassing in Wabash
4:15-5:15 pm Modoc’s Market – 205 S Miami St, Wabash
5:30-8 pm Hosted by Chad Harris – meet local merchants in Wabash before canvassing in LaFountain

Starke County

Join us for Day #7 of our Joshi for Congress Whistle Stop Tour in Starke County!
Wednesday, May 2nd
11:15 am-12:30 pm Wooden Nickel Restaurant – 117 Main St, North Judson
4-6 pm Canvassing in Knox
6:15-7:15 pm Christo’s Family Restaurant – 1951 S Heaton St, Knox

La Porte County

Join us for Day #8 of our Joshi for Congress Whistle Stop Tour in La Porte County!
Thursday, May 3rd
10 am-1 pm Canvassing in La  Porte
2-4 pm Canvassing in La Porte
5-6 pm Canvassing in Rolling Prairie

Elkhart County

Join us for Day #9 of our Joshi for Congress Whistle Stop Tour in Elkhart County!
Friday, May 4th
10 am-12 pm Team Canvassing in Goshen
8:00-8:15 am La RAZA  – Interview with Yatish and Latina leaders of Elkhart county – 930 E Lincoln, Goshen
8:30-9:45 am Olympia Candy Kitchen Promote  – 136 N Main Street, Goshen
12 – 1 pm Legendary Grind
1-2 pm Team Canvassing in Middlebury
2:30-3:30 pm Team Canvassing in Bristol
4:15-6 pm Team Canvassing in Elkhart
6:30-6:55 pm Shake hands with attendees at Taste of Goshen
7-10 pm Ignition Music Garage Promote –120 E Washington Street, Goshen

St. Joseph County

Join us for Day #10 of our Joshi for Congress Whistle Stop Tour in St. Joseph County!
Saturday, May 5th

12:30-1:30 pm Stop into the Farmer’s Market – 1105 Northside Blvd, South Bend
2:00-3:30 pm Cinco de Mayo Downtown
4-5 pm Fiesta Tapatia – 119 W McKinley Ave, Mishawaka
5-8:30 pm Canvass South Bend & Mishawaka
After canvassing, stop by the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta! At Hacienda Erskine Village – 4650 Miami St, South Bend

 

 

Pledge for the U.S. Term Limits Amendment

Pledge for the U.S. Term Limits Amendment

I pledge that I will cosponsor and vote for the U.S. Term Limits Amendments of three (3) House terms and two (2) Senate terms and no longer limit.

“I support amending the United States Constitution to 1) secure fair, free elections by limiting the undue influence of money in politics; 2) protect the rights of all Americans to equal participation and representation, rather than overrepresentation of donors and special interests; and 3) protect the unalienable liberty of people rather than new privileges for the largest corporations, unions, and special interests; and

I pledge to use my office to advance such a 28th Amendment in the ways and means available to me as a public official, including, but not limited to: sponsoring or cosponsoring bills, resolutions, or other legislation advancing proposal or ratification of such a 28th Amendment; voting in favor of such bills and resolutions in committee, subcommittee, floor or other votes; working to build cross-partisan support; and publicly advocating for the necessity of such a 28th Amendment.”

My vision and policies for the Second District

My vision and policies for the Second District

My vision and policies for the Second District are very clear and people-centered. I believe that “Together America Works!!!”

I am an innovator, job creator, and successful business owner. My company GTA Containers manufactures collapsible tanks that are used for fertilizer, salt brine on winter roads, clean drinking water in disaster areas, and by the US military to support our troops with fuel and water.

We must move beyond partisan politics. Those who disagree with us or belong to a different political party are not our enemies. They are our family, neighbors, and friends. Vilifying those with whom we disagree makes collaboration impossible.

As candidates, we are all held to the same ethical standards established by the FEC. I am 100% in compliance with these regulations and fully prepared to divest myself of my companies when elected, as required by law, to guarantee no conflict of interest.

From the beginning, my campaign has been focused on issues and firmly grounded in concrete policies.
I was the first candidate to advocate for Medicare for All – to assure excellent care for our seniors, our veterans, our children, and ALL Hoosiers.

I am the only candidate who is fighting for:
1. raising the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour, so that American workers can earn a living wage;
2. tying corporate tax cuts to employee wages and benefits — the higher the wages and the better the family-friendly benefits, the higher the tax cut they will earn;
3. decriminalizing marijuana and ending the failed war on drugs, including closing all for-profit prisons;
4. providing a path to citizenship for Dreamers AND their families, while also abolishing ICE, which has become a militarized force for implementing racist immigration policy;
5. We must get big money and its corrupting power out of American politics. We must restore our democracy to one that is truly OF the people, BY the people, and FOR the people.
6. Keep net-neutrality
and
7. forgiving student loan debt without tax implications and end the government profiting of $1.6 billion a year off of students seeking to improve their lives through education.

We must
– strengthen Social Security by removing the cap on taxable income to increase funding and end earning limits so retirees can supplement their income if they want to;
– end school vouchers that are siphoning resources from our public schools and recommit ourselves to investing in education – from pre-K through college or trade school;
– support the 2nd Amendment, but permanently ban military-grade assault rifles that have no place in civilian society; including bump stops and enhancer.
– am uniquely proposing that gun owners have to buy liability insurance, just like car insurance to lower the burden on tax payers for the cost of gun violence. Currently, approximate annual cost is $229 billion dollars and we the tax payer pays 87% of it.
– make tax cuts permanent for low and middle-class Americans and small businesses;
– end fossil fuel subsidies and use those resources to invest in green energy to protect our environment;
and
-strengthen voting rights so that every vote counts as our Founders intended.

We can create a more just and inclusive world by working together to assure that every member of our community is valued and served.
I want to make the 2nd District the best for everyone by being your listening ear, fight for issues that matter to us most, and work across the aisle to collaborate and find solutions that benefit the Second District and our Nation.

We must repeal and replace Jackie Walorski! Together America Works!!!
I am asking for your vote on May 8th.

April 17 is Tax Day!

April 17 is Tax Day!

Taxes are the hard-earned money of the American people, but everyone must pay their fair share. The recent GOP tax cut was passed on lies that it was for the middle class and small businesses. Now we know, the tax cuts are mainly for large corporations and extremely wealthy people. In Congress, I will

  • Propose to repeal and replace these tax cuts by introducing legislation for true and permanent tax cuts for average, hard-working Americans and small businesses
  • Fight to improve the lives of everyday Hoosiers
  • Encourage corporations to create well-paid, meaningful jobs by tying their tax cuts to employee wages and benefits, including paid annual leave and family-friendly policies. The higher the wages and the better the benefits, the higher the tax cut they will earn.
  • Hold Congress accountable for wise use of our tax dollars

I have heard your stories. I know how much many of you are struggling, sometimes working three jobs and still barely getting by. We must implement substantive and permanent tax cuts to secure long-term benefits for Hoosier families – and I will fight for you in Washington.