Usha Reddi embodies the Kansas motto – Ad Astra Per Aspera, “to the stars through difficulties.”
A mother who raised three children, making tough choices to ensure that she could support them. A teacher who has worked to invest in the kids and the public education system that will keep Kansas moving forward. An elected official who balanced the needs of residents, business-owners, a university, and a military installation in a growing economy.
Usha knows what every Kansan does, the American dream is a daily challenge, an aspiration renewed every morning. Our Kansas work ethic reflects that everyday and we need a voice in Washington who has shown that our way of making things work deserves a larger audience; who has shown what can be done when collaboration is more than a talking point, but a part of the job.
As a city commissioner, Usha has had to address the increasing burden on local budgets due to decisions at the state and federal levels. In local government, Usha knows what it’s like to have to clean up the mess created when federal policies undermine the hard work of our agriculture community, our military, our businesses, our students, and our families. And when it comes to making big decisions, she knows that getting everyone on board doesn’t mean compromising on principles.
Washington could learn a few things from Kansans and how we’ve invested in what we do best, by building resilient communities, investing in homegrown talent, and celebrating and cultivating the diversity of ideas and stories and identities that will drive our greatest innovations.
We need an advocate who knows what is happening on the ground, a neighbor who has a stake in the decisions being made, and a leader who has dealt with the challenge of balancing the needs of a diverse community. Usha Reddi has demonstrated that all politics is local. It’s time Washington demonstrated that, too.
We need to defy the odds and create our own narrative for a better future for Kansas and for the United States of America.
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2 days ago
Reddi On Kansas Farming
A recent PBS NewsHour article says it well:
“Retaliation by China, Canada, Mexico, Turkey and members of the European Union to tariffs imposed by the Trump administration have taken a bite out of U.S. agricultural incomes. Tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum in the United States have also raised costs for machines, equipment and structures used by the agriculture sector.
“Agriculture incomes would have shown no growth in 2019 but for massive and unprecedented federal assistance.
“Even with this assistance, however, the agriculture sector shows signs of stress, with a rise in debt, a decrease in solvency and an increased number of bankruptcies."
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Our farmers in Kansas and other states do not want subsidies. This is a temporary fix for a larger problem. Most farmers have lost so much that they will never be able to recover what they lost. Farmers should not be held hostage for political gain. Large corporations are profiting from the tariff and trade wars.
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5 days ago
Reddi on Renewable Energy and Climate Change
"The rumors and negativity concerning our renewable energy potential both as a state and as a nation are a result of direct misinformation campaigns by fossil fuel entities and their powerful political alliances on a global scale. The renewable energy potential of the state of Kansas is being neglected as a result of outside influence. Addressing the climate crisis means for Kansas a future where our economy flourishes and our environment is restored."
"If capitalism is to be sustained, and our consumption of energy to expand, we must take action now to stop incentivization of fossil fuels, assess the damage being done in terms of real dollars, and use the knowledge and resources available to realign how we create energy. Allocation of tax incentives should be outright demolished or potentially readdressed to more environmentally responsible energy sectors. There will always be damage done in the name of progress, but if we are not capable of addressing the issue of climate crisis now, there will be nothing left to progress."
U.S. Senate candidate Usha Reddi is not accepting any fossil fuel donations for her Senate campaign. Usha's campaign isn't up for sale, but it'll take your help to fight an election fossil fuel companies are trying to buy. Will you stand with her?
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