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Saturday, February 8, 2020

A tale of two candidates...

Hi Friend,

Please attend our monthly town hall meeting on Sunday, February 16th, 1:30pm-2:30pm in Menlo Park.
RSVP here to attend. Hope you found our first campaign mailer in your mailbox (along with the ballots) and planning to cast your vote.

Tale of two very different candidate statements

If you are still making up your mind, I highly recommend you read the candidate statements in your voter information guide. The contrast between the candidate statements is quite stark.  Is healthcare a big challenge of America? Read on...

You deserve a congressman who is working for you, not for special interests and for lobbyists AND willing to take on the tough challengesI challenged the San Jose Water Company to successfully  reject, reduce or suspend 7 water hikes, and have dropped burglaries by 41%. My neighbors in Saratoga re-elected me with the most votes in city history.


Rep. Anna Eshoo's ballot statement references 40 bills in her ballot statement - but th list of accomplishments for her 28 years in office is missing. What did these bills provide for our district? If Rep. Eshoo's goal is to promote healthy families as she claims, why has she sponsored legislation that increases the price of drugs? Why has Anna accepted more Big Pharma money than any other US Representative? Pharmaceutical companies keep raising the prices of life-saving medications, and Anna Eshoo, the chair of the House Health Subcommittee, has not stopped them.


My ballot statement identifies the current challenges while presenting bold ideas and a new vision to benefit Silicon Valley and our country. My plan to address the housing shortage and traffic congestion in Silicon Valley includes a cutting-edge, eco-friendly, tunnel-based transportation system that will reduce commute time to less than 21 minutes between 21 counties, making a broad range of affordable housing options available to every resident. This will expand Silicon Valley's innovation economy and much needed housing throughout this Mega Silicon Valley region - not just here in Silicon Valley. 


Congresswoman Eshoo wants to increase housing in every city.  Anna wants to work "with cities to satisfy their Regional Housing Need Allocation goals for construction of housing, including affordable housing." If that happens it will increase development projects in every city. I do not support that. Does Anna support SB35 and SB50? I do not!  I am for preserving local control over housing.


Congresswoman Eshoo's transportation agenda is stuck in a time warp. Anna's transportation agenda does not provide any strategic vision or long term solution for over 168,000 Bay Area commuters or millions of local commuters stuck in Silicon Valley's painful traffic jams. My vision transportation system plan addresses the current housing crunch and the traffic jams that gets worse every year.


I have a plan. Just click on ARTICLES on my website to see the various position papers

I have a plan to grow our economy, to reduce the cost of healthcare, to address air traffic noise, and to fix our problems with PG&E and their Public Safety Power Shut-offs (PSPS) that has conferred California "3rd world status." I will NEVER accept dark money. I will fight for YOU and create accountability in our system! Congresswoman Anna Eshoo accepts PAC and Special Interest Group money - that includes PG&E contribution. 


That is why the political pundits have declared me to be a serious challenger in this race. I am proud to be one of the few candidates for congress - the only Democrat in this race - who refuse Special Interest Money and rely on people power to fund this campaign.



I work for your interests, not special interests.

I humbly ask you to stand with our campaign for change.

Can I count on your vote?


In solidarity,  

- Rishi Kumar,  

Candidate for United States Congress CD18



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