Wednesday, May 22, 2013
FREMONT – Manufacturing expert and candidate for California’s 17th congressional district Ro Khanna issued the following statement today on the bipartisan immigration reform bill moving out of the Senate Judiciary Committee:
“I want to commend the bipartisan approach that the Senate took in moving the immigration reform bill out of committee. Increasing advanced STEM graduate visas to meet current demand will encourage the next generation of innovators and producers to locate their businesses here in America. Likewise, raising the cap on H-1B visas for high-tech jobs keeps our economy dynamic and has a multiplier effect on the creation of good paying middle-class jobs in the Bay Area.
Monday, May 20, 2013
FREMONT- Manufacturing expert and candidate for California’s 17th congressional district Ro Khanna issued the following statement today on the immigration reform proposal recently introduced by the Senate’s bipartisan Gang of Eight:
“Our immigration system is broken and is failing at most of the things it is supposed to do—protect our borders, provide an orderly and effective system for legal immigration, and to maintain America’s rich tradition as a nation of immigrants that attracts hard working, talented, freedom-loving people to our shores.
From the San Francisco Chronicle
by Carla Marinucci
In a gathering that underscored the growing political muscle of Silicon Valley, a crowd of tech insiders hit San Francisco Thursday to support the Congressional campaign of former Obama trade representative and Democratic Valley attorney Ro Khanna.
BY SARAH LAI STIRLAND | Tuesday, May 14 2013
Some of Silicon Valley's most influential business people will hold a fundraiser in San Francisco this Thursday for Ro Khanna, the 36-year-old lawyer who's challenging 71-year-old California Democrat Mike Honda for his 17th Congressional District seat.
The names at the top of the invite: Ron Conway and Sean Parker. They're apparently forming a committee to help Khanna build his campaign. The other bold-face names who are listed as part of the 'committee in formation' include Salesforce.com's Founder and CEO Marc Benioff, Benchmark Capital General Partners' Matt Cohler and Peter Fenton, tech entrepreneur Shawn Fanning, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, her big data venture investor husband Zach Bogue, and Conway's SV Angel colleague, Founder and Managing Partner David Lee.
from Asian Week
By Samson Wong
The “one percent” of activists was in Sacramento for the California Democratic Party annual convention last weekend. For his 17th Congressional District run in 2014, Ro Khanna on Sunday afternoon was evangelizing to more than 150 of the ninety-nine percenters at Cupertino’s DeAnza College, calling to reinvent politics and economic policy in Silicon Valley and in the nation…TAX, JOBS, RESULTS: Among Khanna’s pledges – preserving government programs that “measurably achieve actual results,” identifying “sustainable” manufacturing jobs in the US and updating tax rules developed for a 1960s economy while encouraging US investment dollars to return from overseas…
By: Carla Marinucci
Wondering just how serious is that Dem-on-Dem battle in the CD-17 Silicon Valley, as trade executive Ro Khanna challenges incumbent Democrat Mike Honda?
Khanna’s already gotten national buzz, as shows like MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” have already painted the race as an old-school Dem, Honda, vs. a new-tech Dem, Khanna.
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Now check out Khanna’s executive committee, announced moments ago; it’s full of some superstar Obama presidential campaign insiders on the fundraising, tech and Asian outreach front — suggesting he will wage one tough battle. We’ll have more on this in the coming days.
Meanwhile, here’s the release from his campaign:
FREMONT, CA – Today, the Ro for Congress campaign announced a diverse executive committee that will provide policy and strategic guidance to the campaign by leveraging its deep ties within the Silicon Valley community. The committee – which features student, business and labor representation – will be co-chaired by Campaign Chair Steve Spinner and General Consultant Jeremy Bird, with members David Berger, Kamil Hasan, Amy Rao, Rusty Rueff, Jim Green, Sergio Santos, Eva Roa, Lindsay Lamont, Kavita Tankha and Ann Woo.
Published 12:42 am, Tuesday, April 2, 2013
In what promises to be the first clash between a traditional labor-backed Democrat and one of a new generation of Silicon Valley rising stars, former U.S. trade official Ro Khanna said Tuesday that he will challenge six-term South Bay Rep. Mike Honda in a matchup of Democrats that could be one of the most-watched House races in 2014.
Khanna, 36, of Fremont, served as deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce under President Obama and has raised $1.2 million from major venture capitalists and tech leaders in the region. Honda, 71, of San Jose, has launched his re-election effort nearly two years before the 2014 vote.
In a recent interview, Khanna said in his drive to represent the 17th Congressional District, home to the nation's highest concentration of South Asian voters and many name-brand tech firms, he intends to highlight the region as "one of the most important districts in the country when it comes to innovation and economic growth."
"Our campaign is going to be a campaign of Silicon Valley," he said, "taking those ideas to the nation's capital, and being very proud of understanding technology issues ... understanding the challenges for entrepreneurs."
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Rep-Honda-to-face-Ro-Khanna-challenge-4401842.php#ixzz2PdXU3bkM
The Huffington Post | By Will Wrigley
Posted: 04/02/2013 7:07 pm EDT
Ro Khanna, a Silicon Valley Democrat, announced Tuesday that he will run for Congress in 2014 against longtime incumbent Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.), according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
The YouTube announcement by Khanna, a rising Democratic star, came as little surprise. He opened a campaign account in 2011, but declined to run in 2012. That campaign account has more than $1 million. Perhaps more important than money, Khanna has hired top operatives from President Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 campaign teams to run his own campaign.