RELIGION DISPATCHES: TRUMP MAY BE “A BIG FAN OF HINDU,” BUT HINDUS ARE RUNNING—AND WINNING—AS DEMOCRATS

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.

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Women’s History Month Celebrates Achievers

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.

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State Rep Candidate Calls for Truth and Transparency in Government

“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.

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My Feature in India West

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.

 

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My Feature in News India Times

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.

 

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