Today is the Spring Equinox!

Today is the Spring Equinox!

The March Equinox marks the crossing of the sun over the equator. Day and night are now the same length. As we move toward longer days and more sunshine, this is a time to celebrate new beginnings!

The 2018 election is an opportunity to reclaim Congress for the American people. We must…

  • End Citizen’s United and the corruption it allows in our government.
  • Overturn the deceptive Tax Cut and Jobs Act that benefits primarily large corporations and the extremely wealthy.
  • Hold Congress accountable for the legislation that is passed.
  • Energize all citizens to engage in our democracy through activism, running for office, and voting.


We can only make our communities stronger by electing representatives who will actually represent our interests in Washington. It is time to repeal and replace Jackie Walorski!

Petition Jackie Walorski to end gun violence.

Petition Jackie Walorski to end gun violence.

Letter to Congresswoman Jackie Walorski

Dear Congresswoman Walorski,

It is time for you to go to work and stop gun violence in our nation! Stop hiding from your constituents and support our efforts to protect women, children, families, communities, and all our public and private spaces from gun violence.

The impact of gun violence is appalling:

• Indiana ranks in the top 20 amongst states with the highest rates of gun violence.
• The U.S. firearm homicide rate is about 20 times the average among other developed countries.
• Over 1,000 children per year die as a result of gun-related violence in the U.S.
• According to the American Public Health Association, gun violence remains a leading cause of premature death in our nation as guns kill more than 38,000 people and cause over 80,000 injuries each year.

Our district deserves a representative who will truly represent the interests of Northern Indiana Hoosiers. I encourage you to enact legislation that does the following:

• Bans bump stock and the sale of all other devices designed to fully automate military style assault weapons.
• Bans the sale of assault weapons and handguns to anyone with a documented history of mental illness, domestic violence, or felony convictions.
• Prevents the spread of guns in our schools and our churches.
• Prohibits the NRA from using PAC donations to buy support of elected officials.
• Invests greater resources in caring for mental health, treating it like any other disease covered by health insurance, and removing the stigma of mental illness in America.
• Creates more opportunities in education and employment through job-training, apprenticeships, and after school programming that will help to reduce gun violence in our communities.

We must build strong, vibrant, and safe communities so as to ensure a prosperous future for our youth. I hope you will join me in this effort to stop gun violence.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

**your signature**

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It is almost St. Patrick’s Day!

It is almost St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and celebrated around the world, especially in US cities with large populations of Irish-Americans. Today is a day to celebrate the contribution of the Irish – and all immigrants – to American culture, prosperity, and vibrancy.

We are a nation of welcome with a history of immigration. I support

  • City ID cards, that not only give immigrants access to resources, such as utilities, but provide a sense of belonging in our communities.
  • Making driver’s licenses available, the licenses and fees from which will benefit state and local entities while also reducing the costs incurred as a result of uninsured motorists.
  • An end to inhumane deportations that separate families.
  • A Clean DREAM Act that provides a path to citizenship.
  • A visa system that is fair and without excessive waiting periods.

I value the social, cultural, and economic contributions of our immigrant neighbors. We must have compassionate immigration policy.

Joshi for Congress Receives “Gun Sense Candidate Distinction” from Moms Demand Action

Yatish Joshi, congressional candidate for Indiana’s 2nd District, was given the  Moms Demand Action  “Gun Sense Candidate Distinction” for his strong gun reform platform.

Statement from Yatish Joshi:

I do not want to see another mass shooting in my lifetime. We can stop the madness of gun violence by (1) Permanently banning assault rifles, similar high-velocity weapons, and accessories. These are weapons of war and belong on the battlefield in the hands of soldiers as they are intended to inflict the greatest amount of injury in the shortest amount of time.  (2) Very vigorous and comprehensive background checks to make sure that guns are not available to those with histories of domestic violence, felony convictions, and serious mental illness. (3) People who are in charge of enforcing these laws should be held liable and not be given immunity from the government. (4) Each gun owner should carry liability insurance just as owners of cars, dogs, and boats must take responsibility. I will fight for these common-sense policies to keep communities and America safe, so that people can live their lives without fear of violence.

Yatish Joshi is honored to received the “Gun Sense Candidate Distinction” from Moms Demand Action. He marched today with the John Adams Social Action for Student Safety student walkout and is a proud supporter of the parents and students demanding commonsense gun reform for school and community safety. Yatish has pledged to remain committed to taking these concerns to Washington D.C. as a representative of Indiana’s 2nd District.

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes. Since its inception after the tragedy at Sandy Hook School, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and, along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Every town Survivor Network, is part of Every town for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than four million supporters.

Additional Resources

Yatish Joshi’s Gun Stance 

Explaining Key Federal Gun Violence Prevention Issues

Learn More about GVP

Everytown in the News

GVP Research and Resources

Celebrate International Women’s Day!

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