First-generation Indian immigrant, entrepreneur and progressive candidate for governor Shri Thanedar released an in-depth video today detailing his path to the ‘American Dream.’ The four minute biography highlights Thanedar’s immigration story and reasoning behind running for Governor.
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He spoke of his understanding and knowledge of climate change, a need to keep the Great Lakes clean and pure, and the importance of stopping large corporations from polluting the soil.
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This dream big mindset carries into his policies on immigration. Having gone through the American immigration and citizenship process himself, Thanedar can directly relate to the struggles of immigrants today. However, he sees immigration as a “win-win” situation.
Thanedar spoke at the invitation of SVSU’s chapter of College Democrats. He spoke to students assembled in the Student Life Programming Room and discussed his background, experience and policy positions before taking questions from the crowd.
Listening to Shri Thanedar speak at the Traverse City District Library on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, it as obvious that he has been closely following the political environment in Michigan over the last decade.
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“We need a lot of energy, a lot of ideas,” Thanedar said. “I know many young people are attracted by progressive ideas and we believe our campaign is very progressive.”
Putting learning first, eliminating overreliance on standardized testing, and treating educators with respect.
“Something like Flint, Michigan would never have happened don my watch,” Thanedar told 95.3 SBCK. “As a scientist, I understand the mistakes that were done and now I understand what needs to be done to fix those…”
Shri Thanedar is taking his campaign north this weekend, to Leelanau County and Traverse City. Thanedar’s weekend plans include meeting with the Leelanau County Democratic Party and chatting with community members and local precinct delegates.
His goals, if he should win the top office in the state, include free college for families making $120,00 per year or less. The state income tax might be on way to pay for it, he said.
He said that as a scientist, he would look at data and “use logic and reason” to make decisions for the state and, that as a chemist, he recognizes the issues behind lead-contaminated water in Flint and the concerns about the Enbridge Line 5 oil pipeline, which passes under the Straits of Mackinac.