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Pramila Jayapal

WA-7 (D)
Congressmember Jayapal is committed to ensuring that every resident of the district has economic opportunity; fairness and equity; and safe and healthy communities. She was the first South Asian American ever elected to the Washington State Legislature and the only woman of color in the Washington State Senate. She is currently the Vice Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee. She also serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. She is a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus, the First Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus and a Co-Chair of the Women's Working Group on Immigration.
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How does Pramila align with Project 100's values?
  • Economic Opportunity: Congressmember Jayapal fights for income equality and supports increasing access to education, from early learning to higher education. She believes public universities should be tuition-free and supports the expansion of Social Security.
  • Equal Treatment Under the Law: Congressmember Jayapal has long fought for racial justice. In the wake of 9/11, she founded the nonprofit Hate Free Zone (now OneAmerica), which became the largest immigrant advocacy organization in the state. She has worked to reform the policing system in Seattle and supports demilitarizing our police force. She is a strong champion of voting rights and will work to expand the Federal Voting Rights Act.
  • Healthy People & Communities: Congressmember Jayapal was a vocal opponent of TrumpCare. She supports expanding Medicare and fostering safe and healthy communities.
Background information
  • Woman of Color
  • Politician
  • Incumbent
Endorsements
Pramila Jayapal has been endorsed by the following organizations:
  • Democratic Party
  • EMILY's List
  • Democracy for America

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