Sangisetty Blasts Six Month Moratorium As Made-for-TV

Wants Rapid Inspections, Safety Improvements

‘Get these crews back to work’

HOUMA, LA – Ravi Sangisetty, Democratic candidate for Congress in the Louisiana Third District, said the recent moratorium on deep-water drilling in the Gulf is not a solution and immediate action must be taken to get the rigs up to standard and back to work.

“The moratorium is not a solution for the economy of this region or for domestic energy in the country. A six month delay will compound a national tragedy by creating a local and regional economic collapse,” Sangisetty said.  “The rigs need to be inspected in the next 45 days and the moratorium lifted by July 31st.  Send BP the bill.”

Sangisetty continued, “Here’s what they don’t understand in Washington.  We are talking about whole communities that depend on the oil industry.  This made-for-TV moratorium won’t just kill jobs in the oil industry, it will bankrupt retail stores, restaurants, car and boat dealerships, grocery stores.  It hurts every business, every family in South Louisiana. Even local governments will begin to suffer as our economy gets hammered by the excessive and ill-conceived moratorium.  Washington is broken and playing politics with peoples’ lives.”

With the fishing and tourism industries of South Louisiana already facing enormous hardships from the spill, the moratorium is the final straw in shutting down the economy in the Gulf Coast communities.

“Get these inspectors mobilized, get the rigs up to the highest safety standards, and get these crews back to work doing what we do better than anyone else in the world.”

Contact: bpierce@raviforcongress.com

Federal Government Puts South Louisiana Out of Work

“We have a serious problem down here”

HOUMA, La. — Ravi Sangisetty, Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress in the Louisiana Third District, said the federal government has issued a death sentence to South Louisiana’s economy.

“Last night the President went on TV and said, ‘If something isn’t working, we want to hear about it,’” Sangisetty said. “Well, because of the federal government and BP, the list of things that aren’t working is pretty long. The federal government’s moratorium means the oil rigs aren’t working; failure to regulate BP means now the Gulf is full of oil; the oil means the fishermen aren’t working; that means our restaurants and tourism industries aren’t working. Mr. President, the federal government stopped South Louisiana from working.”

Sangisetty said that safety must be ensured on the deepwater rigs in a matter of days, not months. He also said that domestic oil is key to our national economy and security.

“The President chastised America for sending a billion dollars a day to foreign countries for their oil,” Sangisetty said. “Domestic oil is a perfect way to counter that, however our ability to drill our own oil has been crippled because Washington is broken. We have a serious problem down here. We need a solution for coastal economy that puts South Louisiana back to work now.”

Ravi Sangisetty is a pro-life, pro-gun conservative Democrat.  He has raised nearly a half a million dollars, more than all the Republican candidates combined.  Ravi is a business attorney in Houma, where he lives with his wife Sarah.

June 16, 2010

Contact: bpierce@raviforcongress.com

Sangisetty Supports Term Limits

“Washington is broken and full of career politicians”

Ravi Sangisetty, Democratic nominee for Congress in
Louisianaʼs Third District, pledged to support congressional term limits.

“Washington is broken and full of career politicians who have been collecting
government paychecks for decades,” Sangisetty said. “We need to send new
blood up there to get the job done and come home.”

Ravi Sangisetty is a pro-life, pro-gun conservative Democrat. He has raised over
a half a million dollars. Ravi is a business attorney in Terrebonne Parish, where
he lives with his wife Sarah.

July 21, 2010
Contact: bpierce@raviforcongress.com

Sangisetty to Hold Meet and Greets

“Fresh Voice Tour” kicks off in LaPlace, Vacherie and Donaldsonville

Ravi Sangisetty, Democratic nominee for Congress in Louisiana’s Third District, will hold Meet and Greets in LaPlace, Vacherie and Donaldsonville this week. “I’m excited to talk with people and listen to their concerns,” Sangisetty said. “Everywhere I go, I talk about needing to send new blood to a broken Washington, and the people agree. This week, I’m kicking off the first part of my Fresh Voice Tour with these Meet and Greets.”

LaPlace Meet and Greet
When: July 27 6-8 pm
Where: Century 21 Judy Songy and Associates, Inc.
425 W. Airline Hwy Suite A
LaPlace, LA

Vacherie Meet and Greet
When: July 28 6-8 pm
Where: B&C Seafood Market and Cajun Restaurant
2155 Highway 18 (next to Laura Plantation)
Vacherie, LA

Donaldsonville Meet and Greet
When: July 29 6-8 pm
Where: Crescent Park at Mississippi St.
Donaldsonville, LA

Ravi Sangisetty is a pro-life, pro-gun conservative Democrat. He has raised over a half a million dollars. Ravi is a business attorney in Terrebonne Parish, where he lives with his wife Sarah.

Sangisetty Pledges to Turn Down Congressional Perks

Wonʼt accept taxpayer-funded healthcare or pension, wonʼt raise own pay

“The taxpayers are funding bailouts, golden parachutes, pay raises and Cadillac health plans for career politicians.”

HOUMA, La. — Ravi Sangisetty, Democratic nominee for Congress in Louisianaʼs Third District, pledged to turn down Congressional perks.

“The taxpayers are funding bailouts, golden parachutes, pay raises and Cadillac health plans for career politicians,” Sangisetty said. “Iʼm different. I wonʼt take taxpayer funded healthcare or retirement. I wonʼt become a lobbyist after I leave, and Iʼll never vote to raise my own pay.”

Sangisetty said South Louisiana needs representatives to get the job done and come home. Ravi Sangisetty is a pro-life, pro-gun conservative Democrat. He has raised over a half a million dollars. Ravi is a business attorney in Terrebonne Parish, where he lives with his wife Sarah.

Contact: bpierce@raviforcongress.com

Sangisetty Defends Social Security

Over 100,000 individuals in the Third District receive benefits

“We need to make sure Social Security sees its 150th anniversary.”

HOUMA, La. — Ravi Sangisetty, Democratic nominee for Congress in Louisianaʼs Third District, said Social Security must be defended against those who want to turn it over to Wall Street or reduce its benefits.

“Social Security has been a crucial part of the American Promise for the last 75 years,” Sangisetty said. “Our seniors worked hard and played by the rules, they deserve to spend retirement with security and respect.”

Saturday August 14 marks the 75th anniversary of Social Securityʼs passage.

“Over 100,000 individuals in the Third District receive Social Security benefits,” Sangisetty said. “And lawmakers in broken Washington are trying to reduce benefits or privatize our future by handing Social Security over to Wall Street.”

Over the past quarter century, Social Security built a surplus of $2.5 trillion, but that surplus shrank as the federal government borrowed from it to fund other programs. Today, trustees predict Social Security will be out of money in fewer than 30 years.

“Washington stole from our future when the borrowed from Social Security,” Sangisetty said. “We need to recommit to our obligation to seniors and our children, we need to make sure Social Security sees its 150th anniversary.” Ravi Sangisetty is a pro-life, pro-gun conservative Democrat. He has raised over a half a million dollars. Ravi is a business attorney in Terrebonne Parish, where he lives with his wife Sarah.

Meet and Greet Schedule

Join Ravi at a series of meet & greet events!

8/12 Napoleonville
Napoleonville Community Center, 4770 Hwy 1
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

8/15 Morgan City
Lake End Park, 2300 LA Hwy. 70, Morgan City, LA 70380
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

8/16 Larose
The Balcony Restaurant, 13550 W. Main St, Larose, LA, 70373
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

8/17 New Iberia
Clementine’s 113 E Main St. New Iberia LA. 70560
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

8/18 Gonzales
Onezia’s Upsacle Lounge, 13091 Airline Highway, Prairieville (Gonzales)
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

8/24 Chalmette
Rocky and Carlos’s, 613 West St Bernard Highway, Chalmette, LA 70043
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

8/25 Houma
The Jolly Inn, 1507 Barrow Street, Houma, LA, 70360
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Sangisetty Honors 90th Anniversary of Womenʼs Suffrage

“Just like those who fought for the right to vote, who fought for good jobs, we
must have the courage to continue the fight for women’s equality.”

HOUMA, La. — Ravi Sangisetty, Democratic nominee for Congress in Louisianaʼs Third District, commemorated the 90th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment today.

“Itʼs hard to imagine there was a time in this country when women were barred from the voting booths,” Sangisetty said. “But because of the courage of the women who came before us, my wife and my sister have a say in who governs this country.”

Sangisetty said each generation of women made strides toward justice. “It was only twenty years ago when women werenʼt assured maternity leave,” he said. “Today, thousands of women are able to enter the workforce and help grow our economy because of the Family Medical Leave Act.”

Sangisetty said this generation owes it to our children to keep the spirit of the
suffragettes alive.

“Just like those who fought for the right to vote, who fought for good jobs, we must have the courage to continue the fight for womenʼs equality,” Sangisetty said. “We need equal pay. Our mothers and grandmothers didnʼt back down from the challenge, and for the sake of our daughters and granddaughters, we canʼt
back down either.”

Ravi Sangisetty is a pro-life, pro-gun conservative Democrat. He has raised over a half a million dollars. Ravi is a business attorney in Terrebonne Parish, where he lives with his wife Sarah.

Contact: bpierce@raviforcongress.com

Sangisetty Demands Hurricane Protection

“Iʼm tired of the same old empty promises from Washington about hurricane protection.”

Army Corps of Engineers must be stripped of its power

HOUMA, La. — Ravi Sangisetty, Democratic nominee for Congress in Louisianaʼs Third District, said five years after Hurricane Katrina and two years after Hurricane Gustav, the federal government still fails at disaster protection.

“In South Louisiana, we know Washington is broken,” Sangisetty said. “Five years ago, the whole country learned we are right.” Sangisetty said the natural disaster of Hurricane Katrina quickly became a manmade disaster after weeks of negligence from federal disaster relief agencies. The federal governmentʼs continued inability to protect coastal communities was even clearer three years later when Hurricane Gustav hit, he said.

“Iʼm tired of the same old empty promises from Washington about hurricane protection,” Sangisetty said. “We canʼt sit back and allow more taxpayer-funded studies. We need solutions. This is our coast and our home, not Washingtonʼs testing ground for disaster relief.”

The federal agency tasked with hurricane protection has been inept, Sangisetty
said.

“The motto for the Army Corps of Engineers is ʻLet us try,ʼ” Sangisetty said. “We let them try, and they failed. Now we need to put the power to protect our communities in local hands. If it is left to the people of South Louisiana, projects will be completed on time and on budget.”
Ravi Sangisetty is a pro-life, pro-gun conservative Democrat. He has raised over
a half a million dollars. Ravi is a business attorney in Terrebonne Parish, where
he lives with his wife Sarah.

Contact: bpierce@raviforcongress.com

Pro-Life Sangisetty Calls Attention to Dismal Infant Mortality Rate in the 3rd District

“Being Pro-Life is about protecting the born and unborn.”

Vows to fight for children before and after they are born

HOUMA, La. — Ravi Sangisetty, Democratic nominee for Congress in Louisianaʼs Third District, said the 3rd Congressional Districtʼs infant mortality rate is a serious problem that needs urgent attention.

“Every single parish in this district has an infant mortality rate higher than the national average,” Sangisetty, a pro-life Democrat said. “This is a moral imperative. The federal government hasnʼt delivered for the children of South Louisiana. Being Pro-life is about protecting the born and unborn. Creating a culture of life means we need to protect our infants.”

The national infant mortality rate average is 6.22 deaths per 1,000 live births. The 3rd Congressional District suffers 8.5 deaths per 1,000 live births. “We need to fund prenatal care in this country and make sure that expecting mothers have the resources to safely carry their children to term,” Sangisetty said. “As your next congressman, Iʼll fight for South Louisiana to have the resources necessary to make sure our infants see their first birthday. It is our responsibility to protect both the born and unborn children.”

Ravi Sangisetty is a pro-life, pro-gun conservative Democrat. He has raised over a half a million dollars. Ravi is a business attorney in Terrebonne Parish, where he lives with his wife Sarah.

Contact: bpierce@raviforcongress.com