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Neera Tanden: Trump’s policies favor the rich

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WASHINGTON (Diya TV) – Neera Tanden, president of progressive public policy research and advocacy organization Center for American Progress, took center stage on Wednesday to slam the economic policies of Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, alleging his plans would benefit the rich and pose a threat to the economic future of women and families.

“Make no mistake: Trump’s divisive comments about women’s health are a direct threat to our dignity and economic security,” she said. “Trump is now trying to cover up the bald spots in his economic plan but women can see for themselves and women can see through his comb over.”

She was joined in the conversation by Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD).

Together, Mikulski and Tanden said Trump’s tax plan clearly benefits America’s one percent, with trillions in tax cuts for the country’s millionaires, billionaires and corporations. Trump’s plan would extend $3 trillion over the course of a decade, or 35 percent of the total tax breaks, to millionaires, enough money to ensure Medicare and Social Security’s solvency for the next 75 years. These benefits would come at the expense of working families, Tanden said.

“His tax plan gives USD 3 trillion to millionaires, that’s enough to make Social Security and Medicare solvent for 75 years. Women, who rely disproportionately on Social Security, can’t afford such an irresponsible giveaway,” Tanden said. People who claim social security need to know that they are able to access the financial help they need and are not being blindsided. They want to be able to check their eligibility for Social Security survivor benefits in case of spousal death without worrying that they may not be helped, despite paying into it throughout the years.

Tanden and Mikulski said Trump’s opposition in raising the federal minimum wage is because he already believes “wages are too high,” and recently said he doesn’t favor a federal floor for minimum wage. At a time when two-thirds of minimum wage workers are women, the matter is critical to working families, the two said.

“I’m with Hillary because I know that she’s the only candidate who will make fighting for women and families her priority,” Mikulski said.

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Shrina Kurani announces CA congressional campaign

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SACRAMENTO (Diya TV) — Indian American Democrat Shrina Kurani is running for Congress in California’s 42nd district and is preparing to take on 15-year Republican incumbent Ken Calvert. Kurani is a mechanical engineer and entrepreneur and says she’s running to create more sustainable jobs in her community and to take on the status quo in Washington DC.

More than 30 interfaith organizations in the U.S. are urging the State Department to sanction India and designate it as a country of “particular concern”. Their resolution claims that the Indian government is promoting policies that lead to the persecution of religious minorities, especially Muslims.
Despite growing concern over rising Covid-19 cases in Japan, the 2021 Tokyo Olympic opening ceremony got underway. India is sending its largest ever contingent to the Olympics with120 athletes competing across 85 events.  The country hopes to win medals for shooting, wrestling, boxing, archery and badminton.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Nearly 200,000 ‘Documented Dreamers’ appeal to Congress for help

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WASHINGTON DC (Diya TV) — With no clear path to citizenship and facing deportation, younger Indian Americans who have aged out of their parents’ visas are now appealing to lawmakers for help. The Migration Policy Institute says about 190,000 kids and young adults will be in this situation once they turn 21 years old. Some of them have now formed a coalition saying it’s time to address this ongoing issue.

Electronic signature platform DocuSign appointed Indian American Shanthi Iyer as its new Chief Information Officer. Iyer spent more than 20 years at Cisco and will lead Docusign’s efforts to improve employee productivity and the customer experience.

And Indian start-up SimSim has been acquired by Youtube. The company helps small businesses connect with social media influencers and customers. The exact terms of the deal were not disclosed but insiders say the company was valued at more than $70 million.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui killed in Afghanistan

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KANDAHAR (Diya TV) — Pulitzer Prize-Winning photographer Danish Siddiqui was killed while covering a clash between Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. The 38 year old Indian national was Reuters news agency’s chief photographer in India. Siddiqui was credited for capturing some of the most powerful images during the Covid-19 pandemic.

17-year-old Indian-American Samir Banerjee clinched the junior Wimbledon singles tennis title. Celebrating Samir’s achievement, many Indians took to social media to congratulate the youngster.

Jeff Bezos blasted off into space Tuesday on his Blue Origin rocket ship. It was the company’s first flight with people on board.  Bezos is now the second billionaire in just over a week to ride his own spacecraft. The Amazon founder was accompanied by his brother, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands and an 82-year-old aviation pioneer from Texas — the youngest and oldest to ever fly in space.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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