Vetri Velan, one of our Elections Team phone bank captains, made waves during the tax scam battle for his simple-yet-deadly analysis of the tax scam’s impact on graduate students. People all over the country took notice, including our own Representative Barbara Lee. Although the tax scam passed (ugh), Vetri helped kill the so-called “Grad Tax” provision! Rep. Lee recognized his efforts (along with those of Kathy Shield, a fellow graduate student) with an entry into the Congressional Record and a ceremony as part of the #GOPTaxScam Teach-In last weekend.

If you see Vetri, make sure to tell him “Congratulations!”