State Rep. Padma Kuppa

State Rep. Padma Kuppa Padma Kuppa is State Rep. for Michigan’s 41st District, serving Troy & Clawson. Fighting for publi

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ICYMI: The Michigan Independent Redistricting Commission selected the new congressional & state legislative maps that wi...
12/30/2021
Michigan redistricting commission votes on new maps mark a historic first

ICYMI: The Michigan Independent Redistricting Commission selected the new congressional & state legislative maps that will be used for the next decade. In the new House map, my hometown Troy will be split into two different districts. Residents of HD41 will be in either HD 56 or HD 57 once the maps go through the remaining steps in the Redistricting process. The maps can be found here:
https://www.michigan.gov/micrc/0,10083,7-418-107190_108607---,00.html

2022 may be days away but for the remainder of this term through the end of 2022, I and my Legislative team will continue to serve the people of Troy and Clawson with the same dedication we have for the last three years. Please note that we cannot respond to any non-legislative questions here.

See the following for info, details, and analysis:

Freep: bit.ly/3EIbC1Q
DetNews: bit.ly/3zeDBFf
Bridge: bit.ly/3sLGg8b
NYT: bit.ly/3sJKD3K

(Some of these may be paywalled.)
Credits to State Senator Erika Geiss for compiling the links.

Commissioners celebrated the end of a mapping process that took them around the state to seek public input on how the new lines should be drawn.

A happy meal @ the Delhi airport on the way back home to MI with an unexpected companion - an old friend heading to NJ. ...
12/28/2021

A happy meal @ the Delhi airport on the way back home to MI with an unexpected companion - an old friend heading to NJ. Grateful to be home to ring in the new year!

What a terrible tragedy that has struck our community. Thank you to the first responders at Troy Police Department - Tro...
12/27/2021

What a terrible tragedy that has struck our community. Thank you to the first responders at Troy Police Department - Troy, Michigan and Alliance Mobile Health. Keeping the family in my thoughts.

Troy Police investigate domestic shooting in early morning hours.

Troy, MI – At 12:23 AM the Troy Police Department received a 911 call from a residence on Lark Drive reporting a shooting. The caller, a 62-year-old male, advised that he had been shot by his 23-year-old son. Almost simultaneously our dispatch center received a second call from a resident in the area reporting a vehicle crashed into a tree on Parrot Drive near Edgemont Drive. Our officers arrived at both scenes very quickly.

At the residence on Lark Drive the injured 62-year-old male was treated and transported to the hospital by Alliance Mobile Health. A 23-year-old male was found shot and deceased in the basement. A 64-year-old female was at home at the time of the shooting but uninjured. The vehicle that crashed into the tree registered to the Lark residence.

The driver, a 23-year-old male, was deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He is believed to be responsible for the shooting death of his twin brother in the basement of the residence and shooting of his father upstairs. The family dog was also found shot and deceased in the backseat of the vehicle. Investigators believe a single handgun was used in each shooting and it was recovered in the crashed vehicle.

Investigators have spoken to the father who remains in critical but stable condition at a local hospital. All involved are fully cooperating with the investigation.
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12/27/2021

Happy Kwanzaa ♥️🖤💚

Timeline Photos
12/27/2021

Timeline Photos

Wishing warmth and togetherness to all those celebrating #Kwanzaa this year.

Merry Christmas from my family to yours! Have a safe and joyous holiday to all who celebrate. 🎄✨🎅❄️
12/25/2021

Merry Christmas from my family to yours! Have a safe and joyous holiday to all who celebrate. 🎄✨🎅❄️

Merry Christmas from my family to yours! Have a safe and joyous holiday to all who celebrate. 🎄✨🎅❄️

Christmas in India means family time with these important people: my parents and extended family! Lucky that gifts inclu...
12/25/2021

Christmas in India means family time with these important people: my parents and extended family! Lucky that gifts include new saris and opportunities to wear them: my fave outfit. #happyholidays #familytime #holidaytime

Merry Christmas Eve! 🎄🎅🍪
12/24/2021

Merry Christmas Eve! 🎄🎅🍪

Merry Christmas Eve! 🎄🎅🍪

My team and I have been hard at work this year serving the people of Troy and Clawson, Michigan's 41st State House Distr...
12/23/2021

My team and I have been hard at work this year serving the people of Troy and Clawson, Michigan's 41st State House District. Below are some highlights:

In 2021, I passed 3 resolutions:
- World Water Day, to support clean water efforts & raise awareness for water accessibility
- Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, to recognize APA contributions
- Women's Equality Day, to recognize the accomplishments of women and the unique challenges they face

My office organized 27 in-district events that I hosted, including 21 coffee hours & 6 town halls. Our 2021 town hall topics included Unemployment, Redistricting, Small Business, Mental Health, Voting Rights, & Labor. Have an idea for the next one? Email [email protected]!

Remaining available to constituents is one of the most important aspects of being a public servant, and in 2022, I will continue to be accessible to constituents through regular coffee hours. Next one is 1/24 from 4:30-6:00 PM at the Troy Community Center. Hope to see you there!

This year, we launched our Youth Advisory Council to provide young people with opportunities to participate in public service and community engagement. We also initiated a Toy Drive for APA Heritage Month and collected toys for children in need at Beaumont in Troy. Additionally, we continued recognizing our Small Businesses of the Month! If you would like to nominate a #smallbusiness in the community for this recognition, visit: https://housedems.com/padma-kuppa/small-business-nomination/

I'm especially proud of the bipartisan work we accomplished this year. For example, when re-introducing #JusticeForAllie, I was joined by Rep. Julie Calley to make this a bipartisan package -- because we should all want to prevent sexual exploitation of the vulnerable.

In 2021, my colleagues from across the aisle & I (and
State Representative David LaGrand!) continued to push for our legislation to expand electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure in Michigan and support clean energy. Thank you to the late Rep. Schroeder, a great public servant, for leading our efforts.

Bipartisan legislation that I championed was even signed into law this year. #TamponTaxRepeal

But my office's most important work is always listening & responding to thousands of constituents on a wide range of issues. Whether you called in, emailed, or engaged with us at an event or at your door, thank you for your feedback and ideas that will lead us into 2022!

My team and I have been hard at work this year serving the people of Troy and Clawson, Michigan's 41st State House District. Below are some highlights:

In 2021, I passed 3 resolutions:
- World Water Day, to support clean water efforts & raise awareness for water accessibility
- Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, to recognize APA contributions
- Women's Equality Day, to recognize the accomplishments of women and the unique challenges they face

My office organized 27 in-district events that I hosted, including 21 coffee hours & 6 town halls. Our 2021 town hall topics included Unemployment, Redistricting, Small Business, Mental Health, Voting Rights, & Labor. Have an idea for the next one? Email [email protected]!

Remaining available to constituents is one of the most important aspects of being a public servant, and in 2022, I will continue to be accessible to constituents through regular coffee hours. Next one is 1/24 from 4:30-6:00 PM at the Troy Community Center. Hope to see you there!

This year, we launched our Youth Advisory Council to provide young people with opportunities to participate in public service and community engagement. We also initiated a Toy Drive for APA Heritage Month and collected toys for children in need at Beaumont in Troy. Additionally, we continued recognizing our Small Businesses of the Month! If you would like to nominate a #smallbusiness in the community for this recognition, visit: https://housedems.com/padma-kuppa/small-business-nomination/

I'm especially proud of the bipartisan work we accomplished this year. For example, when re-introducing #JusticeForAllie, I was joined by Rep. Julie Calley to make this a bipartisan package -- because we should all want to prevent sexual exploitation of the vulnerable.

In 2021, my colleagues from across the aisle & I (and
State Representative David LaGrand!) continued to push for our legislation to expand electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure in Michigan and support clean energy. Thank you to the late Rep. Schroeder, a great public servant, for leading our efforts.

Bipartisan legislation that I championed was even signed into law this year. #TamponTaxRepeal

But my office's most important work is always listening & responding to thousands of constituents on a wide range of issues. Whether you called in, emailed, or engaged with us at an event or at your door, thank you for your feedback and ideas that will lead us into 2022!

I was honored to be able to contribute to the December 2021 Michigan Association for Justice Advance Sheet! 📚 🎉In this f...
12/22/2021
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I was honored to be able to contribute to the December 2021 Michigan Association for Justice Advance Sheet! 📚 🎉

In this front-page article, I share my personal account of championing the elimination of Michigan’s tampon tax. Read the article here:

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently announced grant funding for pilot mobility projects to help augment electric vehicle ...
12/21/2021
Kuppa Praises Investment in Sustainable Mobility Projects in Southeast Michigan

Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently announced grant funding for pilot mobility projects to help augment electric vehicle (EV) adoption and address mobility barriers throughout the state, including a grocery delivery program right here in Troy!

My statement:

TROY, Mich., Dec. 21, 2021 — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced that seven mobility companies will receive more than $618,000 in funding from the Michigan Mobility Funding Platform to deploy pilot mobility projects in the state to help augment electric vehicle (EV) adoption and address va....

My bill, HB 5636, was read-in on the House floor today.Following the positive steps of eliminating the tampon tax in Mic...
12/14/2021
Kuppa Introduces Legislation to Help Schools Provide Menstrual Hygiene Products in Restrooms

My bill, HB 5636, was read-in on the House floor today.

Following the positive steps of eliminating the tampon tax in Michigan, this bill would help schools provide menstrual products in their restrooms at no cost to students.

This bill was originated by a former intern of mine and school administrator, who saw firsthand how the lack of access to these products harms students in particular.

These products are medical necessities. Students shouldn’t have to produce payment or compromise their privacy to have their needs met.

Press release: ⬇️

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 9, 2021 — Today, state Rep. Padma Kuppa (D-Troy) introduced House Bill 5636, which would create incentives for schools to provide menstrual hygiene products in their restrooms at no cost to students. According to a 2021 study, 23% of students ages 13-19 said they

What a great event! Thank you to everyone who joined and participated in our joint Hanukkah/Diwali event celebrating the...
12/13/2021

What a great event! Thank you to everyone who joined and participated in our joint Hanukkah/Diwali event celebrating the Festivals of Light.

Since even before founding the Troy Interfaith Group, interfaith work has been a cornerstone of my life, and I'm proud to continue that work now as a legislator.

Thank you also to my co-panelists State Representative Samantha Steckloff and Fox2's Roop Raj as well as supporting organizations like JCRC / AJC - Detroit for making the event such a success!

End of an era! Yesterday was the last day in the office for our Constituent Services Director, James Sklar.If you’ve rea...
12/08/2021

End of an era! Yesterday was the last day in the office for our Constituent Services Director, James Sklar.

If you’ve reached out to our office this year, James was likely the one who answered the phone, relayed your messages to me, and helped me respond to emails. Because of him and our fantastic team of interns (that James also managed), who have maintained an efficient constituent services operation, I continue to be able to look at every single constituent email that comes to my office.

Our whole team wishes James the very best of luck as he prepares to take the Michigan bar exam next year (and get married)! We thank you for your service to the people of Troy and Clawson who make up House District 41.

End of an era! Yesterday was the last day in the office for our Constituent Services Director, James Sklar.

If you’ve reached out to our office this year, James was likely the one who answered the phone, relayed your messages to me, and helped me respond to emails. Because of him and our fantastic team of interns (that James also managed), who have maintained an efficient constituent services operation, I continue to be able to look at every single constituent email that comes to my office.

Our whole team wishes James the very best of luck as he prepares to take the Michigan bar exam next year (and get married)! We thank you for your service to the people of Troy and Clawson who make up House District 41.

Great day for a @TroySchoolBoard member to shadow me: MACUL had their Capitol Day, and she got to come with me to see al...
12/08/2021

Great day for a @TroySchoolBoard member to shadow me: MACUL had their Capitol Day, and she got to come with me to see all the students’ exciting projects, something that she loved as VP at Altair Engineering! She watched as we debated tax policy that impacts local governments, and came to Local Gov & Municipal Finance to hear my colleague’s legislation to prohibit restrictive covenants in deeds, and so much more!

It’s #PearlHarborRemembranceDay. Today, we honor all who lost their lives due to the attack on Pearl Harbor during WWII ...
12/07/2021

It’s #PearlHarborRemembranceDay. Today, we honor all who lost their lives due to the attack on Pearl Harbor during WWII and reflect on 80 years since that fateful day on December 7, 1941.

It’s #PearlHarborRemembranceDay. Today, we honor all who lost their lives due to the attack on Pearl Harbor during WWII and reflect on 80 years since that fateful day on December 7, 1941.

From last week’s meeting with the Speaker and our amazing Drive Michigan Forward coalition on expanding access to driver...
12/07/2021

From last week’s meeting with the Speaker and our amazing Drive Michigan Forward coalition on expanding access to driver’s licenses & state IDs through the #DriveSAFE legislation, which would help address #workershortages & support Michigan businesses and workers!

From last week’s meeting with the Speaker and our amazing Drive Michigan Forward coalition on expanding access to driver’s licenses & state IDs through the #DriveSAFE legislation, which would help address #workershortages & support Michigan businesses and workers!

A wonderful way to end the weekend with interfaith friends and other elected officials to celebrate light and community ...
12/06/2021

A wonderful way to end the weekend with interfaith friends and other elected officials to celebrate light and community coming together for Chanukah and lighting of the menorah! Thanks to Rabbi Menachem Caytak of the Chabad Jewish Center of Troy for the invitation and the Troy Fire Dept for their presence!

12/04/2021

We are so looking forward to joining with our Hindu friends for this annual tradition!

Please register for the Thursday, December 9 event at: https://jlive.app/events/1236

Note that masks and proof of vaccination are required.

Hindu Community Relations Council of MI - HCRC, State Representative Samantha Steckloff State Rep. Padma Kuppa

This week, I was shadowed by Agatha, a bright young individual and fellow with IGNITE — an organization that encourages ...
12/04/2021

This week, I was shadowed by Agatha, a bright young individual and fellow with IGNITE — an organization that encourages women to own their political power.

If you would like to shadow me in Lansing and experience a day in the life of a legislator, please email my office at [email protected]!

Highlights of in person Coffee Hours: delicious food and meaningful conversations!
12/03/2021

Highlights of in person Coffee Hours: delicious food and meaningful conversations!

Highlights of in person Coffee Hours: delicious food and meaningful conversations!

The upcoming auto insurance amnesty deadline is fast approaching!Save money and drive legally under the #MIAutoInsurance...
11/29/2021

The upcoming auto insurance amnesty deadline is fast approaching!

Save money and drive legally under the #MIAutoInsurance law. Drivers who let their insurance lapse can get insurance penalty-free if they apply before January 1, 2022. Contact an agent or insurer today!

The upcoming auto insurance amnesty deadline is fast approaching!

Save money and drive legally under the #MIAutoInsurance law. Drivers who let their insurance lapse can get insurance penalty-free if they apply before January 1, 2022. Contact an agent or insurer today!

Happy first day of #Hanukkah to Michigan's Jewish community! Best wishes to all who celebrate as the Festival of Lights ...
11/28/2021

Happy first day of #Hanukkah to Michigan's Jewish community! Best wishes to all who celebrate as the Festival of Lights begins. 🕎

Happy first day of #Hanukkah to Michigan's Jewish community! Best wishes to all who celebrate as the Festival of Lights begins. 🕎

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How can we get a “No patient left alone” bill here in Michigan like they have in other states? It’s been almost 1 year since we have been allowed in to visit our loved ones in assisted Living and nursing homes, and sometimes ER and the hospital. They need our support and they can’t get that through a window or phone call visit. My dad needs to hold my moms hand 💗 Please help.
PLEASE contact your State Representative and ask them to co-sponsor Lilliana's Law. You can find your state representative by clicking this link: https://www.house.mi.gov/MHRPublic/frmFindaRep.aspx PLEASE SHARE THIRD TIME IS A CHARM! This upcoming week, (possibly Thursday) Representative Ryan Berman will be reintroducing Lilliana's Law. This law would require school districts ( public and private) to have yearly school inspections. I'm asking everyone to reach out to their state representative to support and co-sponsor the upcoming law. representative Ryan Berman will also be sending a mass email to all state representatives. We need your help. In one week, January 20th will be four years since Lilliana lost her life while attending a school program. A 350-pound A-framed table that was recalled fell on my three-year-old little girl. In these years I've been fighting for this not to happen to your child. Lilliana was the SECOND child to have lost her life this way. In other cases where families have lost their children were a falling flag pole, collapsed wall, and electrocution. Those were the cases I found and does not include survivors. Please help. I can not do this alone and I would like a piece of mind sending my surviving children to school and yours. OUR CHILDREN DIDNT DIE FROM FREAK ACCIDENTS. LillianasLaw.com
మీరు మిషిగాన్ రాష్ట్ర ప్రతినిధిగా ఎన్నికైనట్లు వార్తా పత్రికల ద్వారా తెలిసింది. భారత దేశంలో పుట్టి తెలుగు రాష్ట్రంలో విద్యాభ్యాసం చేసిన మీరు స్వశక్తితో అత్యున్నత శిఖరాలు అధిరోహించడం ముదావహం-ప్రసంశానీయం. మీకు నా హృదయ పూర్వక అభినందనలు. గొట్టు ముక్కుల బ్రహ్మానందం, విశ్రాంత తెలుగు ఉపన్యాసకుడు, హైదరాబాదు.
Congratulations State Rep. Padma Kuppa 🗳
Did you really just vote to defund the police?? Please share why??
MICHIGAN SAYS NO TO VOTE BY MAIL. THIS WOULD LEAD TO FRAUD.
Hello! I am reaching out as my family is in desperate need of assistance and heard this would be my best option. I have reached out to governor and rep with no progression. As well as UIA and SS. nearing 100 or more calls daily. - have not received taxes (suppose to be coming in mail- not traceable) - have not received stimulus (husbands portion went to child support and mine is MIA) -have not received UIA payment ( approved yet "non monetary issue" since April) - have not received child support - can not get a job, dr. has me off work - can not receive cash assistance (you would need to be part of 40 hour a week program to seek employment) - can not get disability until dr./testing process is complete - husband lost his job due to covid just recently- his UIA has been " approved- non monerary issue" as well caring for a full family and less than zero income due to covid is just about crippling us. I have been keeping kooth and having faith until now.. our lease was up last month, my sons birthday is in two days, our phones are off and have no clue how to make ends meet. I have reached out to the news and will continue to try and reach any able human being who can assist.
Good to see you, State Rep. Padma Kuppa Thanks for standing up to the BLM cause today at Troy.
This post is not intended to be political at all. I agree that the Shelter in Place and closing of schools was needed at the time given the uncertainties and unknowns at the time. However, given what we know now, the purpose of this post is to advocate for the reopening of the schools in the Fall of 2020 for the following reasons. 1. Shelter in place was never designed to prevent everyone from getting exposed to COVID. 2. Shelter in place was implemented to control the capacity issues at our hospitals. 3. Currently - our health system capacity is under control. 4. Therefore, unless you are planning on sheltering in place for 2 years, we need to get used to living with Corona virus. 5. There is ZERO evidence that Coronavirus is statistically dangerous to children. The H1N1 flu is contracted at a much higher rate than Coronavirus (as to children) 6. While the teachers have done a great job with online schooling, it is not the same. The children need to go to school to learn, to socialize and to build their immune systems. 7. The larger concern is the safety of the administrative staff, teachers and employees. Obviously safety guidelines will need to be implemented and staff in high risk pools may have to stay home. 8. Even if 5-10% of the staff had to stay home for safety that is better than 100% of children being home-schooled. Just one constituent's opinion.
When a constituent asks a valid question in a polite way it gets censored? Interesting
Thank you for deleting my comment and not answering my question.
Thank you Representative Kuppa for keeping me out of business for another 15 days. Can you please explain to me why legal services and real estate services can't operate in a safe manner?