My name is Jayati. I live in Cupertino, and I’m the mother of two kids. My husband and I want them to get the best public education possible. That desire led me to get involved with schools in Cupertino, and it also fuels my support for Ro.
Schools have faced lots of cutbacks in the last few years, and during that time, I’ve gotten involved with the Cupertino community to raise money to save teachers’ jobs and to maintain class sizes.
Ro makes meeting with voters, and talking about the unique issues facing Silicon Valley, a top priority on this campaign.
Recently, he spoke to about 1,500 workers at Flextronics, a company based here in Silicon Valley, which specializes in design, manufacturing, distribution, and aftermarket services. The people employed at Flextronics are high skilled manufacturers, and their innovation helps to drives our economy. Watch Ro’s remarks at Flextronics:
Great news about our first quarter fundraising: Thanks to more than $464,000 raised from grassroots donors, we’re in a great place going into the June 3rd primary. Just look:
My name is Jim Cunningham. I want to tell you about my background, and how it led to me supporting Ro for Congress.
I worked for almost 30 years in high tech. Then eight years ago, I was lucky enough to retire early. At the time, my son was in third grade at an alternative school in Cupertino. The school required a lot of parent participation, so I started volunteering as an aide in the classroom, and going on field trips. Then when my son started middle school and high school, I got more involved in the leadership of parent groups, and it has made me keenly focused on education issues.
Recently, I volunteered for Ro Khanna. I knocked on doors in a neighborhood in Milpitas, giving voters more information about the choices they’ll have when they vote in the June 3rd primary. I think lots of people are intimidated by the thought of getting involved in politics, or think knocking on doors will be harder than it is. That’s why I want to tell you about my experience, and how easy it really is to be an important part of this campaign.
The National Journal published a deep dive on the complex network of special interests and Washington lobbyists that are sending Members of Congress on trips around the globe. What’s really shocking is that all the perks and benefits constantly thrown at Congress are totally legal.
Have you gotten involved with this grassroots campaign? We hope you'll sign up for a door knocking or phonebanking shift. Volunteering for Ro is meaningful -- and it's fun and easy! It only takes a few minutes to learn everything you'll need to know to be a superstar volunteer.
If you're not convinced about what a blast you'll have, you only have to check out our Twitter feeds. Sign up here to become a volunteer, or RSVP for one of our upcoming events.
Last year, Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom endorsed Ro for Congress. He did so just a few weeks after Ro announced his candidacy in the 17th District, becoming one of Ro's first outspoken supporters.
Today, Lt. Governor Newsom sent an email to voters in the 17th District, explaining why Ro is the right choice for Silicon Valley. Read the email, and be sure to share it with your friends.
I endorsed Ro Khanna to represent California’s 17th District when he first threw his hat in the ring, because the issues at stake will determine the future of Silicon Valley.
June 3rd will be one of the most important elections I’ve seen in a long time.
Today, I want to introduce myself personally, not just as the Lieutenant Governor of California, but also as a voter in this state who cares deeply about our future.
Today is Ro for Congress's 1-year anniversary! On April 2, 2013, Ro announced he was running for Congress to represent #CA17.
Later that month, things got even more real: we opened our campaign headquarters in Fremont. Supporters packed our new office to its brim, and we all celebrated the prospect of a new kind of representation in Washington. It's time for some fresh energy: Congress shouldn't be stuck in the old way of doing things, bickering and letting progress grind to a standstill.