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.
1 day ago
Science is right: Climate change is real! What’s wrong is the silence and inaction of Washington Republicans who’ve been bought by fossil fuel companies’ dollars.
That’s why I was thrilled to publicly take the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge on Friday evening in Lawrence, KS, promising that my U.S. Senate campaign will take no money from oil, gas or coal industry lobbyists, executives or PACs.
We’re going to win the 2020 race without fossil fuel money. But we need your financial support to offset the deep pockets of the fossil fuel companies.
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4 days ago
Can I talk to you guys about the key issues and pushing for them more aggressively? Depending on Usha's stances I think it might be wise to contact groups like Flip The Senate and Justice Democrats They require avoidance of corporate money but I don't see you getting much of that anyway. ... See MoreSee Less