PLEASE SUPPORT RISHI KUMAR FOR E-BOARD+ DELEGATE, CA DEM PARTY, ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 28
Rishi Kumar's Candidate Profile:
Dear Democrats, I request your kind support as the current E-Board (2nd term) and Delegate of CA Democratic Party Assembly District 28 (ADEM28 Term Jan 2015-Dec 2016).
I am a current Councilmember serving Saratoga since 12/2014. I was endorsed by Santa Clara Democratic Party (SCCDP) and South Bay Labor Council for my council run amongst others; also a former Planning Commissioner of Saratoga.
Other involvement: - President, Bay Area Indian American Democratic Club (affiliated with California Democratic Council and Santa Clara County Democratic Party (SCCDP)) - Officer CA Democratic Party API Caucus - Director CA League of Cities API Caucus
Earlier this year, I was at the Democratic National Convention as a Bernie Sanders Delegate as the winner (top male Delegate candidate) from Congressional District 18. I have recently campaigned for local and national Democrats running for office that include Bernie Sanders, Ro Khanna, Jim Beall, Ash Kalra, Helen Chapman and more. As a current elected ADEM28 E-Board and Delegate, I continue to be actively engaged in Democratic Party issues and agendas. I will continue to serve our districts interest well, while supporting our Democratic party's progressive ideals and strengthening our party locally. I will continue to be a diligent Democratic Party worker in helping elect our officers, endorsing resolutions and ballot measures. California is a progressive state that sets course for the rest of the country and I will continue to help making prudent choices
I love being an engaged elected/neighborhood leader in Saratoga and Silicon Valley.. I am a former board member of AYSO Soccer, Saratoga region. As an active action driven councilmember in Saratoga, I recently initiated 40 different Neighborhood Safety Watch programs to enhance the safety of our community when Saratoga was going through a safety challenge, spending hundreds of hours on the effort going door to door. I am the defacto leader of my neighborhood, solving challenges, and have collaborated with our city staff on solving many of our neighborhood’s issues and challenges. I am an involved Boy Scout parent (father of an Eagle Scout) and create volunteer opportunities for our Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. I have founded/launched offerings such as the Silicon Valley Coders club, Saratoga Lego Robotics Club, Debate Acedemy etc to create opportunities for the girls and boys of our local community.
I have a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut, and work in the Valley high-tech industry. My wife Seema also works in the Valley tech industry, and we are raising two boys.
I thank you for your consideration. PLEASE RSVP HERE : https://www.facebook.com/events/563050890560472/
EMAIL SCRIPT SUBJECT: Request your in-person voting on Sunday January 8th I am reaching out to you requesting your kind support for my re-election; support for my 3rd term as Executive Board member and Delegate of the California Democratic Party Assembly District 28. My candidate statement is at www.RishiKumar.com/delegate
Please consider voting for all 7 women and all 7 men on our Unity Slate for the Delegate position Please consider voting for me for the E-Board position The voting will occur @ Please mark your calendar DATE: Sunday January 8th 1pm-3pm. Find your voter affiliation here https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/ RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/563050890560472 You will need to be in line by 3pm to cast your vote LOCATION: CWA Hall, 2015 Naglee Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126 Cross Street: N Bascom Avenue Please join us by 1pm to cast your vote with your drivers license/ picture id.
TO BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE: - You need to be a registered Democrat as of October 24th*, in Assembly District 28. You can find your assembly district here http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/ - Find your voter affiliation here https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/ - Show up on Jan 8th with a picture id to cast your vote - Please invite your fellow democrats from Assembly District 28 http://asmdc.org/members/a28/district/28th-district-map If you are a registered Democrat living in Saratoga, Cupertino, Cambrian Park, Campbell, Fruitdale, Lexington Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, San Jose (area roughly south of 280 and west of 87) you are eligible to vote in person.
ROLE OF A DELEGATE: - Attend the Dem Party convention - Vote for Dem Party proposition and measures, influence the party recommendation - Get involved in the political process, make connections and influence the Democratic Party voice - Be heard
HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE or BECOME A PERMANENT ABSENTEE VOTER? Details at http://www.RishiKumar.com/vote
Check out BAY AREA INDIAN AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC CLUB baiadc.org
ACTION ITEMS FOR YOU :-)
I am going to take this opportunity to also suggest a couple action items for you (a short list of 3)
#1 MOST IMPORTANT: Register to vote / Register as Democrats / Register as absentee voter If you are not registered or know family members who are not registered to vote, please do so today Everything is online these days, takes 10 minutes.http://www.rishikumar.com/vote has all the gory details.
Many of us vote as Democrats, even though we are registered as Independents. If you were one of such types, you were not able to vote in this Caucus. How about fixing that? Consider making the switch today to become a Democrat. http://www.baspac.org (click on FAQ) has all the glory details.
I truly believe the Democratic party is making the right choices, over the Republican party, and by aligning ourselves clearly, we can be more involved.
But I understand affiliations are touchy, and my apologies if I am treading onto sensitive territory.
ABSENTEE VOTING And some of you say that voting, standing in a line is cumbersome process. Yes, it takes time away. But here is what can make it a breeze As an absentee voter, you can make the voting choices sitting at home. Considering becoming an absentee voter – baspac.org has the details.
#2ADEM 28 Email group As a Delegate, I want to be actively engaged hearing about issues that matter to you Please join our Google group, where we can discuss such issues. https://groups.google.com/group/ADEM28
#3 Let us team up We can all be engaged at the grass roots, get involved in our community. It is a fun experience to get out there and do something for our neighborhood, for our schools, for our city It can be an enriching, energizing and invigorating. I do have many fun rocking projects that I would love to team up on . Send me an email rishi<at>rishikumar.com
To all my friends, supporters, neighbors, community members/leader - I truly appreciate you being part of this journey. I couldn't do this without you. Thank you for your support! - Rishi Kumar
OFFICE HOURS 1st Saturday every month, 9AM to 10AM check facebook.com/VoteRishiKumar for details
"In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich" - Dietrich Bonhoeffer