#peace #love #diversity from #MLKday #rokhanna town hall at #MilpitasHighSchool #Milpitas
January Town Hall with US Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17)
Jan 14, 2018 2:00 to 3:30 PM · Milpitas High School, Milpitas, CA
annotated Tweets posted by @uscitizenpod
Teacher Jennifer says: Here are my annotated tweets from today's town hall meeting with our US Rep Ro Khanna (CA-17). If you have the opportunity, please attend a Congressional Town Hall. AWESOME!
#rokhanna opens with comments about #immigration: there is a reason why #SiliconValley is so strong and innovative
Are we willing to #shutdown the government over #DACA? YES!
#rokhanna Tax Break? Who benefits? The investor class, NOT the working class. Trickle down doesn't work. Raise wages!
- RK: TAX REFORM SHOULD EXPAND ANTI-POVERTY CREDIT
- The Atlantic: Ro Khanna Wants to Give Working-Class Households $1 Trillion
- The Atlantic: The Great, Overlooked Tax Policy for Getting People to Work: Yet more evidence piles up for effectiveness of the Earned Income Tax Credit.
- Biden's Briefing: The Great, Overlooked Tax Policy for Getting People to Work
- VOX: Wages are stagnating, robots are taking our jobs. This Democrat has a $1.4 trillion solution. The key involves boosting the Earned Income Tax Credit, a quietly potent program.
Q1: Pls comment #H4visa work limitations. A1 #rokhanna says we must reform #H1Bvisa and H4visa and allows spouses to work
- RK: Ro Khanna on Immigration
- H4 VISA, A CURSE https://h4-visa-a-curse.blogspot.com
- USCIS: H-1B Specialty Occupations, DOD Cooperative Research and Development Project Workers, and Fashion Model
- USCIS: Combating Fraud and Abuse in the H-1B Visa Program
- USCIS: Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses
Q2: Green Card backlog bill; #rokhanna A2 says he supports the bill
- Congress: S.180 - H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act of 2017
- Congress: H.R.392 - Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2017
- Forbes: The Most Popular Bill In Congress Solves A Major Immigration Problem
Q3 share resources with school districts with less; #rokhanna A3 we must invest in ed. We have money--we must make #education the priority
Q4 Thx supporting legal rights for #Palestinian minors. Q4 #rokhanna says this is an issue of #humanrights. Protect youth, stop #settlements
- Congress: H.R.4391 - Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act
- Rep McCollum: Resources on HR 4391
Q5 what happens when you go against party leadership; A5 #rokhanna gives ex of voting against #FISA #surveillance I #VOTE my conscience
- Electronic Frontier: House Fails to Protect Americans from Unconstitutional NSA Surveillance
- TheNation: Democratic Defections Allow an Assault on Civil Liberties to Pass the House
- JusticeDemocrats: Platform
Q6 arctic methane release leading to #globalwarming A6 #rokhanna says he supports #cleantech and invites qr to see him/staff to learn more
- ABCNews: Climate trouble may be bubbling up in far north
- InsideClimateNews: Methane Seeps Out as Arctic Permafrost Starts to Resemble Swiss Cheese
- CA REP. KHANNA: "WE CAN'T CONTROL ENVIRONMENTAL CATASTROPHES CAUSED BY EXTREME CLIMATE CONDITIONS."
Q7 do we have a legitimate government / representation? #rokhanna A7 heartened by independent actions such as the judge who cont'd #DACA
- RK: HOW CONGRESS COULD FIX REDISTRICTING -- WITHOUT THE SUPREME COURT
- RK: VOTER SUPPRESSION, THE BLUEPRINT TO A BROKEN DEMOCRACY
- TheTakeoutPodcast: Rep Ro Khanna: Democrats need to do more than buck Trump
- CNN: Judge blocks Trump administration plan to roll back DACA
- Ballotpedia: (Judge) William Alsup
Q8 father separated from child; #rokhanna Q8 staff will check if we can give asst about this #familylaw matter
Q9 denounce #citizensunited #rokhanna A9 will introduce bill "Democracy Dollars" to counteract PAC money
- Paste: Justice Democrat Ro Khanna Wants to Reform Campaign Finance
- EndCitizensUnited: Ro Khanna Responds to ECU's questions
Q10 status of #newbyisland #garbage #ordor ; #rokhanna A10 we just got new sniffers so we can get the correct agency for code enforcement
Q11 thx for support for #HR392 and #DACA ; #rokhanna A11 invest funding in #dreamers and #HBC solve #DACA and reform #immigration
Q12 tech training; #rokhanna Q12 #edtech for all: #digitalliteracy #economicopportunity #hope and #aspiration for the "forgotten America"
- RK: OP-ED: BRIDGING THE PARTISAN DIVIDE: BRINGING SILICON VALLEY TO ‘SILICON HOLLER’
- KET: Connecting Silicon Valley with Silicon Hollow
- MercuryNews: Ro Khanna wants to be Silicon Valley’s ambassador to Middle America
Q12 tax credits; #rokhanna A12 link tax credits to local economic incentives to grow the economy
- TheAtlantic: A Silicon Valley Congressman Takes On Amazon
Q13 charitable deductions to offset taxes? #rokhanna A13 we need to pay more taxes to create opportunity, not to reward investors
- LATimes: California, other states seek to sidestep key provision of GOP tax overhaul
- Recode: Congressman Ro Khanna says Silicon Valley needs to give back to all Americans
Q14 Iran nuclear deal; #rokhanna A14 supports #peace and #negotiation with #Iran and the #MiddleEast
- NYTimes Op-Ed: Stop the Unconstitutional War in Yemen
Q15 concern about #CHIP expiration; #rokhanna Q15 absolutely believes that every child must have #healthcare.
- RK: Ro Khanna's FB post: Reauthorize CHIP
- LATimes: Time is running out on children's health insurance program
#rokhanna #medicare for all!
- RK: WHAT REP. JOHN CONYERS’S SWEEPING SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH CARE BILL WOULD ACTUALLY DO
- RK: WHY THE LEFT IS BETTING ON SINGLE-PAYER AS THEIR LITMUS TEST
- Congress: H.R.676 - Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act
- MedicareForAll: H.R. 676 plus Q&A and Explanations
Q16 is there a strategic #GOP effort NOT to #vote; #rokhanna GOP is willing to legislate, but there are problems (Leadership? Factions?)
- Slate: Trump Can’t Score a Win: His inability to get anything through a Congress run by his own party is becoming an unprecedented failure.
- Vox: Mike Pence’s tie-breaking vote was key to Republicans’ strategy in 2017
Q17 concern about #ghostguns #rokhanna A17 will follow up with further research and possible legislation
#rokhanna #samosacaucus The same party that elected Trump, elected the most diverse #congress
- wikipedia: Congressional Caucuses (general) and Caucuses of the US Congress (specific)
- USNews: The 115th Congress by Party, Race, Gender and Religion
- HindustanTimes: Samosa Caucus: Indian Americans in US Congress are emerging as a power bloc
More than 90% of the attendees at the #rokhanna town hall stood up to show that they're directly impacted by #H1B #H4 #visa #immigration
@RoKhanna Great town hall. Thank you and your staff for your service. Your grandfather (friend of #Gandhi) would be proud. Happy #MLKDay
- wikipedia: Amarnath Vidyalankar (maternal grandfather of Ro Khanna)
Check out Rep Ro Khanna's website and Rep Ro Khanna's YouTube Channel
Also see my annotated notes from previous Ro Khanna Town Meetings
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