Why was Eshoo against Recall of Judge Persky?
Two strong, intelligent, vibrant and empowered women have a huge hand in empowering me
My wife, Seema, inspires me every day with her wisdom, her spirit, her beauty, and her accomplishments, both as a Senior Director of Product & Solutions Marketing for a global tech company, and as a scholar, who earned a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. Without her love and support, I would not be able to take on the difficult challenge of running for Congress. Her leadership and innovation during this run, are a source of huge strength and differentiator for our campaign team.
My mother, Shanta, had a tremendous impact on my life. As a child — and still to this day — I view my mother as the shining example of what I could aspire to be. She is the one who instilled the zeal of an activist in me, to be fearless and always stand strong for things that matter. When I look back to all her sacrifices, I find it amazing how she had the fortitude to do so. She has definitely defined me to the person today I am. Her rigor, passion, tenacity and courage are the tenets that I bring with me to my hi-tech job, the City Council and to everything I do in our community. I cannot thank her enough for all that she has done for me and for her grandchildren.
Now, as I run for Congress, I am dedicated to empowering ALL women and girls in our society, and to ensure they have every opportunity to fulfill their destinies and achieve their dreams, without being held back by discriminatory attitudes, laws and socio-economic structures. It’s simply unacceptable that in 2020, women still earn only .79 cents to every dollar a man makes.
My candidacy stands in stark contrast to the incumbent’s:
Eshoo’s voting record on Women’s Rights:
Her voting record on Women’s Rights is poor:
⬖ Fosta-Sesta: Eshoo voted against allowing states to fight online sex trafficking (Fosta-Sesta). This legislation was passed by 388 of her House colleagues without her support
⬖ Sexual assaulters in the military: Eshoo also voted against HR 1960, a bill that makes it easier to punish sexual assaulters of women in the military, eventually passed by a bipartisan majority in the House…without Eshoo’s vote.
⬖ Recall Persky: Eshoo opposed the recall of Judge Persky, who gave a proven sexual assaulter only 6 months in prison — a lightweight sentence largely perceived as favoring the entitled.
⬖ Only 4 trivial bills in 30 years: The fact remains that she has legislated and sponsored only 4 trivial bills in her decades-long stay in congress. Meanwhile, newbies in congress have done many more in just a few years.
ESHOO WAS AGAINST THE RECALL OF JUDGE PERSKY
It’s simply unacceptable that women still face dangerous impediments to their health and freedom. And it’s simply unacceptable that in 2020, our college students live in fear not only of campus predators, but of an administrative and judicial system that too often protects the criminals’ rights over those of their victims. When I see a problem, I want to go fix it and I will always NEVER stand with the entitled like Eshoo has done.
I am proud to be the only candidate in this race to stand against Brock Turner and call on Judge Persky to resign. Eshoo was against the recall. As per the recall leader Michele Dauber— “The recall campaign is backed by a broad coalition of supporters including numerous national and local women’s rights organizations such as the Feminist Majority and the National Organization for Women and such champions for women as U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Anita Hill and Dolores Huerta. That’s because Judge Persky and his campaign have consistently shown that he doesn’t understand sexual assault.” Dauber cited recent comments by Persky’s attorney, who said that Turner’s victim “was not attacked” and that she “had been drinking before she arrived at the fraternity party.” Dauber concluded — “That is why women in this county support the recall by more than 2:1.” Apparently Eshoo does not agree with them.
As our new Congressmember, I will do everything in my power to fight for equal rights, equal pay, and equal opportunities for all women — at school, in the workplace, in the courts, and throughout our society.
I would be honored to have your support and your vote for this March 3rd election.
Isn’t it time someone brought a new vision, a new way? People-centric values?