Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard is a Candidate for the President of the United States.

  • Over 16 years of public service
  • Age: 37 – U.S. Citizen
  • Served two tours of duty in the Middle East (Iraq / Kuwait)
  • House Foreign Affairs Committee
    • Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
    • Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa 
  • House Armed Services Committee
    • Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee
    • Readiness Subcommittee 
  • Currently serves as Major in Army National Guard
  • Elected to Congress 4 times with over 70% of the vote
  • Elected to Honolulu City Council in 2010
  • Elected to Hawai‘i State Legislature at age 21 
  • Senate Legislative aide to Hon. Daniel Akaka
  • In 2007, Tulsi graduated from the Accelerated Officer Candidate School at the Alabama Military Academy, where she was the first woman to finish as the distinguished honor graduate in the Academy’s 50-year history. 
  • In 2013, Tulsi received the JFK New Frontier Award, created by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and The Institute of Politics at Harvard University to honor Americans under the age of 40 who are changing their communities and the country with their commitment to public service. 
  • One of first two female combat veterans ever elected to Congress
  • Founded Healthy Hawai’i Coalition as teenager 

Endorsements

Tulsi has been endorsed and/or supported by progressive people and organizations such as:

  • Progressive Democrats of America
  • Equality Hawaii
  • Bernie Sanders
  • Sierra Club
  • Ocean Champions
  • Emily’s List
  • Healthcare For All Hawaii
  • VoteVets
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • End Citizens United
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America
  • Our Revolution Hawaii
  • NORML
  • Food and Water Action
  • National Nurses United
  • Unions: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations AFL-CIO, American Federation of Teachers,, Hawaii Government Employees Association, Inland Boatman’s Union, International Longshore & Warehouse Union ILWU and, Seafarers Union SIU.

Tulsi Gabbard on Campaign Finance Reform

  • The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision opened the floodgates of “dark money” into politics, tainting the integrity of our democracy
  • Tulsi recognizes campaign finance reform is essential to bring the power back to the people in our democracy. She is fighting to:
    • Get Super PAC money out of our elections and limit campaign contributions so the wealthy don’t have an unfair advantage over our electoral process
    • Limit “dark money” by forcing transparency of outside groups,  corporations, and wealthy donors
    • Enforce and prosecute violations of campaign laws
    • Make voting accessible
    • Empower voters’ influence through a matching program where small donations are matched by government funds
  • Tulsi is a PAC free candidate who takes only individual contributions to fund her campaigns

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