The Indian American Impact Project (Impact Project) and the Indian American Impact Fund (Impact Fund) (collectively referred to in rest of article as Impact) launched formally Jan. 17, lists some 60 Indian-Americans vying in local, state and federal races. In terms of man/woman hours of political and policy experience, this group is significantly different from previous ones, with policy-wonks and people schooled in the the science of campaigning. Impact is led by President Obama’s liaison for the Pentagon, Gautam Raghavan.Read More
On Friday, former Troy city manager Brian Kischnick was charged with bribery in federal court. Kischnick, who was fired from his job earlier in the year, was accused of pocketing over $20,000 from a contractor seeking favors.Read More
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Padma Kuppa is running for State Representative for the 41st District and is on the ballot for the Aug. 7 primary on the Democratic Ballot without opposition.Read More
Panelists for "The Future is Female: Desi Women Lead the Way" include Padma Kuppa, candidate for Michigan State House, Dr Megan Srinivas, candidate for Iowa State House, and Dr Hiral Tipirneni, Congressional candidate from Arizona.Read More
PTI reports that the Indian-American Impact Project has endorsed several Indian American candidates including Sri Preston Kulkarni, Hiral Tipirneni, Aftab Pureval, Aruna Miller, Ashwani Jain, Padma Kuppa, Samir Paul and Josh KauRead More
Padma Kuppa has been a longtime community organizer in the Troy and greater-Detroit area, and she’s hoping to bring that expertise to public office. A first-generation Indian immigrant, her goal is to find common ground and pass policy that protects all her constituents.Read More
See the amazing video I did with my kids to celebrate Mother’s Day.Read More
A former engineer for Chrysler Corp. and the city of Troy has announced her candidacy for a seat in the Michigan House of Representatives.Read More
According to Padma Kuppa, a progressive activist and Hindu who is running for state representative in Michigan, Democratic values are in general alignment with what the Hindu American community prioritizes, namely “support of education, care for the environment, and fairness.”
“It’s about moving forward, making progress, not simply moving to the left or right,” said Kuppa, whose win in November could help flip the Michigan House to Democratic control.Read More
Michigan House: Community organizer Padma Kuppa is one of the Democrats’ candidates who Post thinks has a shot at winning one of the nine seats the party needs to take back the House, which Democrats lost control of in 2010.Read More
More than four-fifths of Indian Americans running for various local, state-wide and federal officers are Democrats, according to research by a group promoting candidates from the community.Read More
Padma Kuppa, an engineer, mother, and activist, running for Michigan State House from District 41, who has garnered significant support from local elected officials in a district with a large Indian-American population where the most spoken minority language is Telugu, her mother tongue, notes Impact Fund.Read More
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On March 24 in Michigan, Women’s History Month will be celebrated with the screening of “Iron Jawed Ángels.” The film about the women’s suffrage movement tells the true story of young activists who risked their lives to help American women win the right to vote.
The event’s organizers are the Committee to Elect Padma Kuppa, APIA-Vote MI, Chanakya Institute for Political Science (CHIPS), Fems for Change, Greig Women in Leadership Fund and South Asian American Voices for Impact (SAAVI). Screening venue is the Troy museum and historic village.Read More
“Sunshine Week and All Year Long, Together We Will Keep Government Strong,” Says Padma Kuppa of Troy
March 11, 2018 marked the start of Sunshine Week, and also the date on which the city manager of Troy was fired, two days after being charged with domestic violence. In 2016, an internal city investigation revealed Kischnick’s misconduct and he was subjected to disciplinary action. Yet the majority of the Council members at the time voted not to release the findings and details surrounding this. In early 2017, a Troy resident and attorney filed a FOIA suit against the city of Troy, seeking the release of information about the City Manager.Read More
By SUNITA SOHRABJI, India-West Staff Reporter - February 14, 2018
Indian American social activist Padma Kuppa Feb. 1 formally announced her candidacy for a House seat in the Michigan State Legislature, running on a platform of fixing the state’s crumbling infrastructure, and bringing fiscal accountability to charter schools.
Democrat Padma Kuppa, an engineer by training, who was born in India and raised in New York, says she is “one of the biggest fans of Michigan you’ll ever meet.” She came to Detroit twenty years ago attracted by the manufacturing industry and worked for some of the biggest automotive firms. While her kids were in elementary school, Kuppa rejoined the workforce at a Troy, Michigan-based small business, according to her biography on Facebook.