Seattle City Councilmember Lorena González Endorses Sen. Pramila Jayapal's Progressive Campaign for Congress

Today, I am proud to announce that I am endorsing my friend, Pramila Jayapal, for Congress in the 7th Congressional District of Washington State.

Pramila and I are not only friends; we’ve worked together for almost a decade.  If we elect Pramila to be our next 7th District Congressmember, the people of our district will be lucky to have someone with strong and demonstrated core values of justice and equity.  Pramila is a fighter and will ensure that our Country advances together toward the American Dream. 

Pramila and I first worked together on a Police Accountability panel back in 2007, appointed by Mayor Greg Nickels.  Later, I was deeply honored when Pramila asked me to join the Board of OneAmerica, the immigrant rights organization that she founded and grew into the powerhouse that it is today.

As a civil rights attorney and advocate, I’ve worked closely with Pramila on immigrant, civil and human rights here in Seattle, across the State and nationally. She played in integral role in anchoring this movement here and nationally to push Congress towards helping to bring 12 million undocumented immigrants out of the shadows and into the light of the American Dream.

I’m endorsing Pramila for three reasons.

First, Pramila has the heart and the voice to lead us to justice.  She is willing to speak out on issues when no one else will.  From post-9/11 to working on immigration issues more than 15 years ago when immigration reform was far more controversial than it is today, Pramila has shown that she is grounded in deep core principles and values. 

Second, Pramila is effective.  I have watched her bring the City’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs into being, lead the State’s largest voter registration drive ever, and negotiate across the table to bring conservative and liberal, Democrat and Republican together toward common ground. 

Finally, Pramila inspires leadership in others.  She brings women and people of color, young people and voices often marginalized into the picture and promotes the leadership of others.  I know because that is exactly what she has done with me.

I am lucky to call her a friend, I am proud to endorse her candidacy for the 7th Congressional District, and I will fight to get her elected this November! She is a proven and experienced leader with a huge heart and a vision that inspires all of us.

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