My name is Tanvee Sinha, and I’m a freshman at Monta Vista High School. I’ve lived in Cupertino for almost 10 years. Before moving here, I lived in Singapore, and my international experience played a big part in why I decided to join Ro’s campaign for Congress.
Ro wrote a book based on his experiences serving as deputy assistant secretary of commerce. It chronicles what he learned from traveling the country to speak with some of our nation's successful manufacturers about their strategies and what the federal government can do to help them. That insight helped to shape Ro's Jobs Plan. If you haven't read the book, here's a synopsis:
Divided into nine chapters, Entrepreneurial Nation is a series of vignettes, delving into conversations he had and relationships he built as he traveled around the country as deputy assistant secretary of commerce. During his appointment in the Obama Administration, Ro oversaw the U.S. Department of Commerce’s domestic offices. He found that despite cheaper labor abroad, currency manipulation, intellectual property theft, and subsidies to foreign competitors, American manufacturers are still major drivers of our economy. But our manufacturers are more than just economic contributors. Their spirit speaks to who we are as a people. Their ability to adapt to globalization and to go toe to toe with foreign competitors is a testament to our resilience.
My name is Cathy Handzel, and I live in Sunnyvale. I’d never heard of Ro before he came to knock on doors in my neighborhood, but we had a long conversation when he did.
The most important thing I wanted to talk about with Ro was what my husband and I have gone through over the past five years. At the age of 50, my husband suffered a traumatic brain injury. It left him paralyzed, and unable to walk or talk.
Last month, Ro issued a proposal to Mike Honda to have monthly debates hosted by Bay Area media outlets. Khanna offered to debate on weekends and during congressional breaks to accommodate the Congressman’s schedule. However, Honda has consistently refused to agree to the debates, as well as all other forums in the district.
Yesterday, the San Jose Mercury News reported that his campaign had rejected an invitation to a candidate forum at local retirement community, telling organizers that "Honda is booked through August.”
We hope you have, or that you're planning to get introduced!
Over the past few weeks, the campaign has hosted some amazing meet and greets, and we've been thrilled to see so many voters coming out, getting to know Ro, and asking him questions about his candidacy.
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It may still be the middle of winter – but we’re already looking forward to summer.
Know why? It's because this summer, the Ro for Congress campaign will be welcoming a new class of fellows – and we want you to apply.