Endorsements


 

 

 

 

Endorsements

This campaign isn't about the billionaires and the wealthiest corporations; it's about the people. It's about all of us. Please add your voice to the call for change.

Endorse Pramila

Elected Officials

Bernie Sanders
US Senator Vermont

Kirsten Gillibrand
US Senator New York

Congressman Adam Smith
US House Rep, Washington

Congressman Keith Ellison
US House Rep, Minnesota

Congresswoman Grace Meng
US House Rep, New York

Congresswoman Donna Edwards
US House Rep, Maryland

Congressman Luis Gutiérrez
US House Rep, Illinois

Congressman Ami Bera
US House Rep, California

Congresswoman Judy Chu
US House Rep, California

Congressman Raul Grijalva
US House Rep, Arizona

Congresswoman Lois Frankel
US House Rep, Florida

Congressman Ted Lieu
US House Rep, California

Congresswoman Barbara Lee
US House Rep, California

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
US House Rep, Illinois

Congressman Alan Lowenthal
US House Rep, California

Congressman Mike Honda
US House Rep, California

Congressman John Sarbanes
US House Rep, Maryland

Congressman Frank Pallone
US House Rep, New Jersey

Congressman Joseph Crowley
US House Rep, New York

Congressman Joe Kennedy
US House Rep, Massachusetts

Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge
US House Rep, Congresswoman Ohio

Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren
US House Rep, California

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell
US House Rep, Michigan

State Senator David Frockt
46th District

State Senator Karen Keiser
33rd District

State Senator / Senate Minority Leader Sharon Nelson
34rd District

State Senator Annette Cleveland
49th District

State Senator Jeannie Darneille
27th District

State Senator Christine Rolfes
23rd District, Floor Leader

State Senator Kevin Ranker
40th District

State Senator Andy Billig
3rd District, Deputy Leader

State Senator Rosemary McAuliffe
1st District

State Senator Bob Hasegawa
11th District

State Senator Maralyn Chase
32nd District

State Senator Steve Conway
29th District

State Representative Noel Frame
36th District

State Representative Tina Orwall
33rd District

State Representative Gerry Pollet
46th District

 

Gary Locke
Former Governor, Secretary of Commerce, and US Ambassador to China

Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold
City of Seattle, District 1 (West Seattle)

Seattle City Councilmember Lorena González
City of Seattle, Districtwide
Endorsement Letter

Seattle City Councilmember Mike O'Brien
City of Seattle, District 6

Adrienne Fraley-Monillas
Edmonds City Councilmember

Keith Scully
Shoreline City Councilmember

Hilda Thompson
Lake Forest Park City Councilmember

Vandana Slatter
Bellevue City Councilmember

Dulce Gutiérrez 
Yakima City Councilmember

Benson Wong
Mercer Island City Councilmember

Peter Kwon
SeaTac City Councilmember

King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles
King County, District 4

King County Councilmember Larry Gossett
King County, District 2

Catherine Stanford
Deputy Mayor of Lake Forest Park

Hyeok Kim
Deputy Mayor of Seattle

Fred Felleman
Seattle Port Commissioner

Stephanie Bowman
Port of Seattle Commissioner and Executive Director, WashingtonABC

Dwight Pelz
Former WA State Democratic Party Chair

Ron Forest
Former King County Democratic Party Chair

Greg Nickels
Former Mayor of Seattle

Former Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata

Former Seattle City Councilmember David Della

Former Burien City Councilmember Stephen Lamphear

Former State Representative Velma Veloria
11th District

Former State Representative Marcie Maxwell
41st District

Former State Senator Gene Lux
11th District

Former State Senator Claudia Kauffman
47th District

Former State Senator Margarita Prentice
11th District

Faith Ireland
Retired Washington State Supreme Court Justice

Charles Z. Smith
Retired Washington State Supreme Court Justice

Deborah Sioux Lee, 
Past Commissioner, WA State Human Rights Commission

Lawrence Molloy
Former Port of Seattle Commissioner

John Lovick
Former State Rep, former Snohomish County Sheriff

Ron Sims
Former King County Executive and Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Obama

Dennis Law
Mayor of Renton

Avina Gutiérrez
Mayor of Yakima

Dr. Arun Jhaveri
Former First Mayor of the new City of Burien and Regional Technology Manager for the U. S. Department of Energy
Endorsement Letter

 

 

Organizations

Congressional Progressive Caucus

Friends of the Earth

OneAmerica Votes

Progressive Change Campaign Committee

Democracy for America

MoveOn.org

Progressive Democrats of America

Fuse Washington

Washington CAN

WA State Progressive Caucus

Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle

Blue America

Our Revolution

MAYDAY.US

US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC)

People's Action

Northwest Credit Union Association

Alliance for Retired Americans
Endorsement Letter

 

ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERS

Erich Pica
President, Friends of the Earth

Bill McKibben
Author, Founder 350 .org*
Endorsement Letter

Stephanie Solien
Environmental Activist

Peter Goldman
Environmental Activist

Paul Hawken
Author

Beth Doglio
Environmental Activist

Phil Radford
President Membership Drive, Former Executive Director of Greenpeace*

Nina Simons
Co-Founder, Bioneers*

BJ Cummings
Founding Director, Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition*

Gregg Small
Executive Director, Climate Solutions*

Sudha Nandagopal
Environmental Justice Advocate
Endorsement Letter

Tim Ballew II
Chairman, Lummi Indian Business Council (LIBC)

 

Democratic Party Organizations

King County Democrats

Snohomish County Democrats

11th Legislative District Democrats

21st Legislative District Democrats

32nd Legislative District Democrats

33rd Legislative District Democrats

34th Legislative District Democrats

36th Legislative District Democrats

37th Legislative District Democrats

46th Legislative District Democrats

Snohomish County Young Democrats

Skagit County Young Democrats

WOMEN's Leaders and ORGANIZATIONS

Gloria Steinem
Political activist and feminist organizer

Wendy Davis
Former Texas State Senator and leader on women’s reproductive rights

EMILY's List

Planned Parenthood Action Fund

National Organization for Women Political Action Committees

NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC

National Women's Political Caucus

Women’s Action for New Directions

 

LGBTQ LeADERS

Danni Askini
Executive Director, Gender Justice League*

Gautam Raghavan
former LGBTQ and API White House Liaison for President Obama*

Miriam Yeung
Executive Director, National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum*

Mara Keisling
Executive Director, National Center for Transgender Equality*

Deepak Bhargava
Executive Director, Center for Community Change*

Katherine Grainger
Principal, Civitas Public Affairs*

Cuc Vu
Former Diversity Director at Human Rights Campaign*

Sarah Toce
WA LGBT Leadership Award Recipient Founder, Publisher, and Editor in Chief of Seattle Lesbian*

Sarah Cherin
Political Director, UFCW21, Executive Committee Leader on Marriage Equality Campaign*

Zach Carstensen
Director, Elected Leadership Development at Leadership for Educational Equality*

Tracey Thompson
Former Secretary-Treasurer, Teamsters 117*

Ray Corona
Commissioner, Seattle LGBT Commission*

Naomi Ishisaka
Communications Director, SEIU 775 Training Partnership*

Gwen Migita
Sustainability Executive and LGBT Corporate and Community Advocate

Rita Smith
Lesbian Activist

 

NatIONS

Lummi Nation (LIBC)

Suquamish Tribe

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

Samish Indian Nation

Tulalip Tribes

EDUCATION UNIONS

Washington Education Association

National Education Association

 American Federation of Teachers

 

LABOR UNIONS

Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Washington Federation of State Employees

SEIU Washington State Council

Washington Teamsters Legislative League

United Auto Workers Union

Iron Workers 86

Sailors' Union of the Pacific

American Federation of Government Employees

Aerospace Machinists Lodge 751

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 5

International Longshore & Warehouse Union, Local 19

National Nurses United

American Nurses Association PAC

Laborers, Locals 242, 440, 1239

International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 609

Inland Boatmen's Union

Central Puget Sound Carpenters, Local Union 30

Martin Luther King County Labor Council Sole Endorsement Recommendation

United Association Sprinkler Fitters Local 699

American Postal Workers Union

Communications Workers of America - Washington State Council

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 77

United Farm Workers

Washington State Building & Construction Trades Council

UNITEHERE Local 8

Seattle/ King County Building & Construction Trades Council

International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers

International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots

Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 8

Association of Western Pulp and Paper Workers Union

International Longshore & Warehouse Union, Local 52

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees

Iron Workers District Council

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen - Washington State Legislative Board

Association of Flight Attendants - CWA Political Legislative Policy Committee

Sheet Metal Workers, Local Union 66

Washington Interior Exterior Systems Carpenters Local No. 41

Port of Seattle Firefighters Local 1257

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 46

Seafarers International Union

 

Individuals

Eric Liu
Founder, Citizen University

Linda Tosti-Lane
Co-President Seattle National Organization for Women

Diane Narasaki
Community Leader

Karen Strickland
President, American Federation of Teachers - Washington*

Robby Stern
Executive Director, Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action*

Teresita Bayatola
Chief Executive Officer, International Community Health Services*

Jackie Payne
Director, Move to End Violence*

Allison Eisinger
Executive Director, Seattle King County Coalition to End Homelessness*

Grace Huang
Public Policy Coordinator, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence*

Tony Lee
Senior Fellow, Statewide Poverty Action Network*

Rebecca Saldaña
Executive Director, Puget Sound Sage*

Marcos Martinez
Executive Director, Casa Latina*

Reverend Cecilia Kingman
Minister, Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church*

Reverend Eric Kaminetzky
Minister, Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church*

Mary Jean Ryan
Executive Director, Community Coalition for Education Results*

Arsalan Bukhari
Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations*

Alice Woldt
Executive Director, Washington Public Campaigns*

Mark McDermott
Retired Personnel Director, City of Seattle

David Perez
Attorney, Civil Rights Advocate

Diane Zahn
Retired Secretary Treasurer, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 21*

Estela Ortega
Executive Director, El Centro de la Raza*

Greg Shaw
Former CEO, Crosscut*

Ellie Menzies
 Retired SEIU* Member, Community Activist

Joe Fugere and Jeff Lewis
 Founder/Owner, Tutta Bella

Cindy Domingo

Heather Moore

Joelle Craft

John Burbank

David Moore

Richard Wood

Ty Accornero

Maha Jahshan

Andrew Hu

Manisha Chainani

Howard Gilbraith

Pamela Keeley

Devon Abdallah

Maria Ramirez

Rob Harrison

Penny Lipsou

Tyler Klein

Fabian Carmona

Dahkota Beckham

Andrew Himes

David Ward

Paul Loeb

Sam Hatzenbeler

Archana Verma

Bruce Lamb

Cass Turnbull

Charles Smith

Cleve Stockmeyer

Dan Clay

David Edelman

Dean Shelton

Diane Baer

Edith Ulatoski

Elizabeth Stauton

Glenda Hanson

Glenn Young

Hardeep Rekhi

James Gan

Jill Nishi

Dana Laurent

Kristina Logsdon

Lisa Daugaard

Jay Stansell

Jeffrey Hattori

Amy Hagopian

John Whittier Treat

Eric Smith

John Stafford

Kirstin Thompson

Wade Chapman

Aaron McPeek

Aneelah Afzali

Chelsea Chilcoat

Janet Stecher

Rick Erickson

Dylan Phifer

Carolyn Cochran

John Daniels

Eric Dodsley

Patrick Martin

Donald J. Horowitz

Dylan Czarnecki

Dannielle Dantche

Jen Ranes

Zachary Carstensen

Roslyn Hyde

Terri Mast

Kenneth Pick

Marta Chilton

Vijaya Raghavan

Hugh foy

Bruce Davidson

Lola Zakharova

Nick Hanauer
Communy Leader

M. Kamau Chege
Board member, Washington DREAM Act Coalition*

Karen Cooper
Former Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington*

Tammy Morales
Community Advocate

Rahwa Habte
Community Leader

Patricia Lally
Director, Office for Civil Rights, City of Seattle*

Fe Lopez
Executive Director, Community Police Commission, City of Seattle*

Aaliyah Gupta
Former Executive Director, Chaya*

Rich Nafziger
Institute of Public Service, Seattle University*

David Yao
Vice President, Greater Seattle Area Local, American Postal Workers Union *

Betsey Curran
Deputy Director, Seattle Parks Foundation*

Alex Becker
Former Co-Chair, Seattle Human Rights Commission and Former Advocacy Program Manager, Real Change*

Annie Benson
Senior Directing Attorney, Washington Defender Association*

Teresa Purcell
Purcell Public Affairs*

Claude Burfect
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists*

David McLanahan
Physicians for a National Health Program*

Abdullahi Jama
Community Leader

Dave Schmitz
Retired President, UFCW 21*

Chris Stearns
Board President, Seattle Indian Health Board; Past Chair, Seattle Human Rights Commission*

Robert Cruickshank
Senior Campaign Manager, Democracy for America

Jagdish Sharma
Chair-Emeritus, Indo American Friendship Forum, Past Chair, CAPPA*

Linda Sarsour
Executive Director, Arab American Association of New York

Cheryl Stumbo
Gun Violence  Prevention Advocate

Michael Ramos
Executive Director, Chuck Council of Greater Seattle*
Endorsement Letter

Kenny Alhadeff
Business Owner & Philanthropist

Kathleen Mullins

Victoria Stoner

Darel E. Grothaus 

John Daniels Jr

Suzanne Pak

Harriet Cody

Harvey Sadis

Remy Trupin

Peter O'Neil

Samir Junejo

William Vesneski

Roxana Norouzi

Candace Inagi

Jonathan Rosenblum

Ronald "Otts" Bolisay

Sandy Brown

Susan Griffin

Tony Ramirez

Velma Chaney

Clint Work

Blair Farmer

Annette Stofer

Gabe Meyer

Janet Rice

John Smither

John Work

Jules Strand

Kathryn Goater

Ken Dammand

Ken Prichard

Kristin Houser

Larry Shannon

Lem Howell

Matt Haney

Mehmet Fer

Michel Woo & Marie Kurose

Mike Subit

Nadine Shiroma

J. Peter Shapiro

Amina Ahmed

Darnell Hibbler

Jean Thomas

Meenakshi Rishi

Jacob Gloss

Ron Harrell

Judith Felker

Michael Dooley

Tyler Folsom

Klaudia Lourde

Erik Stanford

Elizabeth Tamayo

Edward Erickson

Richard McManus

Harry Podschwit

Susan Helf

Hirak Chanda

William Bender

Rita Bender

David Woodworth

Zoe True

Linde Knighton

Sumana Dodla

Mutee Ameen

Francis Janes

Cal Barash-David

Elana Simon

Stephen Lamphear

Shahraim C. Allen

Susan Baker

Matthew Ritchie

Dino Palazzi

Ethan Zauderer

Hilke Faber

Carol C. Green

Neha Vyas

Todd Prieb

Jon Grant
Former Executive Director, Tenants Union*

Debudatta Dash
Co-Chair, Washington State India Trade Relations Action Committee*

Sharon Maeda
Former Executive Director, 21 Progress*

Mauricio Ayón
Political Director, Washington Community Action Network*

Danielle Fulfs
Program Director, Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty*

Graciela Núñez Pargas
Student, University of Washington / Political Science*

Paul Quinonez Figueroa
Board member, Washington DREAM Act Coalition*

Dr. Jim Simmons
Retired principal, Seattle Public Schools (John Marshall Alternative High School)*

Dr. Carol Simmons
Retired principal, Seattle Public Schools (Garfield High School)*

Ian Gordon
Laborers Local 1239*

Natalie Reber
36th District Democrats, PCO*

Joel Funfar
Vice President, IFPTE International Vice President*

Jonathan Knapp
Seattle Education Association*

John Spady
Dick's Drive-In Restaurants; Founder, National Dialogue Network*

Justin Simmons
Past president, Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle/Church Council of Greater Seattle/University of Washington Multicultural Alumni Partnership*

Jon Gould
Child Advocate

Lalita Uppala
Director, Indian American Association of Western Washington*

Naveen Goli
Co-founder, Washington Telugu Samithi*

Rich Stolz
Executive Director, OneAmerica*

Sheley Secrest
Vice-President, Seattle / King County NAACP*

Ramon Ramirez
President PCUN*

Melissa Westbrook
Education Activist

Summer Stinson
Vice President , Washington's Paramount Duty*
Endorsement Letter

Urvashi Vaid
Author, Attorney

Mary Lopez

Gina Owens

Burke Stansbury

Ramsey El-Moslimany

Jeanne Legault

Jeff Reifman

Kathy and Max Lewis

Binah Palmer

Charlie McAteer

Marissa Chavez

Pallavi Mehta Wahi

Rob Mohn

Shelley Morrison

Tye Ferrell

Michelle Gislason

Xochitl Maykovich

Ty Pethe

Kimberly McRoe

Raisah Vesteinsdottir

James Cooper

LeShawn Dandridge

Dewayne Hess

Sandy Shilling

Lee Newgent

Peter Greenfield

Nancy Amidei

Nitya Niranjan

Pamela Hawkins

Paul Bigman

Renee Smith

Robert Powell

Satish Darbha

Sharon Lee

Sims Weymuller

Suone Cotner

Susan Feeney

Susan Sherbina

Vidya Shankar

William Fenimore

Willon Lew

Zeshan Khan

Mary Lillie

Joanne Petrina

Bonnie Tucker

Rachel Glass

Michelle Jacobsen

Adam Riddell

Nolan Bush

Jennifer Minich

Shepherd Siegal

Haylee Millikan

Jeff Sandys

Brita Butler-Wall

Douglas Sykes

Sheila Blech Long

Dannielle Owens-Reid

Luke Jasko

Kyle Taylor Lucas

Bonnie Shorin

Benson Wong

Judith Kolokoff

Paul & Dorothy Henry

Robin Moore-Slater

Deborah Maranville

Jack Thompson

Sue Tamblyn

Jairam Lingappa

Michael Ryan

Signe Gilson

Thomas W. Lux

Aaron Katz

Henry Izumizaki

Daniel McKenzie

Jonis & Charles Davis

Jennifer Gilvydis

Gay Graham

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT LEADERS SAY ABOUT PRAMILA

Long before she ran for office, Pramila was there for immigrant communities.  She has been a strong, smart advocate for DREAMers, and has been a passionate spokesperson on the national stage for comprehensive immigration reform. She has the depth of national, state and local experience to hit the ground running in Congress.  We know she will work tirelessly for equity and justice for all. 
Mauricio Ayon
Political Director, Washington Community Action Network*


Pramila knows how to turn an idea into a movement, and she knows how to make the system work for working people.
Todd Crosby
President, UFCW 21

Our country has never before elected an Indian-American woman to Congress, but Pramila is poised to be the first – and the EMILY's List community is proud to endorse her historic campaign for Washington State working families.           
Stephanie Schriock
President, EMILY's List

I'm supporting Pramila because she understands the systemic issues impacting workers and people of color, and engages deeply with communities to address these social justice issues. Through community organizing and movement building, she's fought for real solutions that benefit our members, such as $15 minimum wage and paid sick days in Seattle. Pramila represents the progressive, movement-based voice that is much needed in Washington, D.C.
Andrea Canini
UAW 4121


Pramila Jayapal has the progressive values of the people of the 7th District, and acts on that consciousness every day.  She will be a great member of Congress.
Larry Gossett
Councilmember, Martin Luther King Jr. County

Pramila Jayapal is a leader that only comes around once a generation. Our corner of the country has been leading the charge against economic inequality and for social justice, and she is the exact leader we should send to Congress to continue our march toward a more equitable and just nation.
Jon Grant
former Executive Director, Seattle Tenants Union

State Senator Jayapal has a strong, progressive record of leadership on the issues most important to FOE Action and our members. She is a respected advocate for a healthy and just world who boldly addresses social justice, democratic reform and takes on institutional racism. She represents the future of environmentalism, and will bring a deep understanding of the intersection of justice and environmental issues in Washington to the U.S. Congress.
Erich Pica
President, Friends of the Earth


Pramila Jayapal is the kind of leader we need for the times we live in. Pragmatic, passionate, and committed to the vitality of our communities, Pramila will bring her incredible work ethic and her commitment to justice into the halls of Congress. I am excited to support her!
The Rev. Cecilia Kingman
Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church*

[Pramila Jayapal] will help change the face of Congress, an advance that is long overdue. She will be a powerful progressive voice for those who are being left behind: low- and middle-income women and their families, communities of color, and immigrant families. If there’s anyone who speaks truth to power, it’s Pramila, and she’ll hit the ground running with a progressive agenda that brings urgently needed change to the people who need it most.
Terry O'Neill
President, National Organization for Women*

Senator Jayapal has been an acknowledged champion of civil rights and social justice long before she became a public official. She has a record of being smart and determined in pursuing effective solutions that really benefit working families. We need her in Congress.
Nick Licata
former Seattle City Councilmember and author of Becoming a Citizen Activist


Senator Jayapal is a leader with great vision for how to best represent the needs of the 7th district in the greatest challenge of our nation - income inequality. I've known Pramila since the 2001 formation of Hate Free Zone Washington where she led Seattle, working closely with law enforcement, to pass the first post 9-11 legislation for safe communities by guaranteeing access to city services - especially police services- regardless of immigration status. Pramila knows what people need and will work hard to get us the results that will lead to a more just nation.
Lisa Herbold
Seattle City Councilmember, City of Seattle District 1 (West Seattle) 

Senator Jayapal brings a fresh new angle to Washington State; putting forth bills & advocating for us with her personal touch & passions. It is my hope that she will be elected to Congress, so she may then help our federal lawmakers learn to do the same. 
Gina Owens
Health Care and Community Advocate

We need a candidate who has a record of power-building, inspiring disillusioned Americans to vote and organize for a democracy rooted in inclusion and justice for all. That candidate for me has to be Pramila Jayapal.
Rebecca Saldaña
Executive Director Puget Sound Sage*

 
Pramila engages people to action and brings voices to the table that have long been ignored. Her dedication to public service has earned the trust of the community.  She's never shied away from difficult conversations-- instead, uses courageous conversations as opportunities to deepen understanding to find common ground.
Sheley Secrest
Former Director of Seattle NAACP and civic rights advocate

With great enthusiasm, I endorse Senator Pramila Jayapal for Congress! I’ve known Pramila for over a dozen years: she’s a collaborator, fighter, and a visionary. She has proven her ability to translate the values I hold dear—building a better future for our children and advancing racial equity—into enduring policies that increase opportunity for everyone. Pramila will be bold, honest, and accountable to us, the people. I can’t wait to have her in Congress, fighting for us all.
Jon Gould
Child Advocate

I’ve admired Pramila since first meeting her in Congressman McDermott’s office right after 911 when hate-filled speech and actions were prevalent. As founder of Hate-Free Zone, which later became One America, she has never veered off-course. She is a dynamic and articulate local and national leader for peace and justice.
Alice Woldt
Executive Director, Fix Democracy First!*

I am a proud Indo-American of Washington State as I talk to my neighbors, friends and colleagues about the advocate for working people -  Pramila Jayapal. Pramila is no stranger to Washington's Indo -American community as we have admired and shared her journey from the Hate Free Zone to OneAmerica to the WA State Senate and onwards to Congress and DC. I believe the country needs strong, clear and fearless leadership and Pramila is certainly that leader. A movement builder, Pramila truly is the bridge between the community and the leadership working each day to bring healthcare and education to working families while ensuring immigration reform continues. An approachable, gentle and warm leader, Pramila will strive each day as the Congresswoman willing to go the extra mile for the people.  We wish her success in this special journey which is as much ours as is hers.
Lalita Uppala
Director and ex-President, Indian Association of Western Washington*

I have known Pramila Jayapal since 2001, when she founded the organization, Hate Free Zone (which later became OneAmerica), in the wake of 9/11 terrorist attack.  Pramila is a very bold, progressive leader for immigrant communities, civil rights and less fortunate members of the society.  She has been a tireless advocate at the local and national levels for comprehensive immigration reform for a long time.  Senator Jayapal is determined in pursuing effective solutions that really benefit working families.  She is a very dynamic, articulate leader for peace and justice. Pramila will be very effective in the Congress from day one due to her dedication to serve the "have-not” constituents always.  I am very honored to endorse her for the 7th Congressional District as our enthusiastic choice.  
Jagdish Sharma
Chair-Emeritus, Indo American Friendship Forum (IAFF) & Past CAPPA Chair*

*Indicates that this is for Identification Purposes only.

 

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