State mulls ending statute of limitations on sex abuse suits
The Washington Post, FEBRUARY 20, 2020
TOPEKA, Kan. — One detailed how her father sexually abused her decades ago. Another recalled a priest fondling him as a teenager. And yet another remembered walking directly back to class after a priest raped her in the fourth grade.
One by one, they pleaded with lawmakers. Their main message: Please help us. Please help victims.
Mayor provides testimony on child sexual abuse bill
The Mercury, February 12, 2020
Manhattan mayor Usha Reddi used a personal story while providing testimony Tuesday on a Kansas House bill that aims to extend the time for a person to come forward if they were sexually abused as child.
Indian American Mayor and U.S. Senate Candidate Usha Reddi Recognized by NWO
India New England News, JANUARY 22, 2020
MANHATTAN, KS — The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) announced on January 20 that Manhattan Mayor and U.S. Senate Candidate Usha Reddi is one of only 43 recipients of their 2019 Elected Women of Excellence Award.
Anyone who’s applied for disability insurance knows the process is daunting to start with and generally requires an appeal. Many disabled people have to hire a lawyer just to get the benefits they deserve.
As a city commissioner, about to become mayor once again in January, I work every day with civic leaders, educators, union members, and members of Manhattan’s military community. We all know we must prioritize spending that provides life-improving services to the greatest number of people.
Newly selected Manhattan, Kansas mayor Usha Reddi to run for U.S. Senate
India Abroad, JANUARY 17, 2020
Reddi, who has been traveling across Kansas since July 2019, and has launched strong social media campaign as well, said she believes that issues facing national government are the same basic tasks that confront cities – jobs and the workforce, infrastructure, health and safety, and Reddi’s special interest, public education.
New, re-elected Manhattan commissioners take oath, Reddi chosen as mayor
News Radio KMAN, JANUARY 8, 2020
Newly-elected Manhattan City Commissioners were sworn in and a new mayor was chosen during Tuesday’s legislative session.
Linda Morse, Mark Hatesohl and Aaron Estabrook took their oaths alongside an assortment of loved ones. Morse was re-elected to a four-year term after receiving the highest number of votes, Hatesohl returns to the commission for a four-year term after coming in second for most votes, and Estabrook will serve for two years as the recipient of the third most votes in November.
After Kansas Democrat put dad who raped her in jail, uphill Senate race is nothing
The Kansas City Star, SEPTEMBER 25, 2019
Running as a not-rich and not-famous Kansas Democrat for the U.S. Senate seat her party seems inexplicably unwilling to fight for is not even the hardest thing that Usha Reddi has done this year.
“I understand it’s an uphill battle, but everything in my life has been an uphill battle,” says the 54-year-old teacher and city official in Manhattan, Kansas. “If I can put my dad away after 40 years, everything else seems OK.”
Reddi to go: Commissioner discusses Senate run, personal life
The Mercury, SEPTEMBER 1, 2019
Manhattan City commissioner and mayor pro tem Usha Reddi is taking another step forward in her life.
With a background in teaching and serving constituents locally, she hopes to take it to the next level by becoming the first Hindu in the Senate and the first woman of color as a senator for the Sunflower State.
The City Commission is a nonpartisan body, dealing with nuts-and-bolts issues like parking garages, sewer systems and disc golf courses. Commissioner Reddi has generally worked well with others and made practical compromises to get things done. That’s exactly the kind of approach needed in Congress.