“There’s no one better to represent the people of the thirty-seventh district in the Washington State Senate than Rebecca Saldaña. It was undoubtedly a difficult decision, and in choosing a strong, qualified woman of color with deep support in the community and the heart of an organizer, the Council sent a loud and clear message that we need to build on the progress we’ve made and continue our fight for justice and equality. I am thrilled by the Council’s decision, and look forward to working with State Senator Saldaña in the months and years to come.
U.S. Representative-elect Pramila Jayapal, WA-07, also the first Indian-American woman to serve in the House of Representatives has released the following statement:
“Immediately following President-elect Trump’s election, there have been more than 300 hate crimes reported across the nation. By selecting Steve Bannon as chief strategist and now Sen. Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, President-Elect Trump has made it clear that he will continue to prey on the fears of ordinary Americans instead of uniting us as a country, ‘indivisible, with liberty and justice for all...’
SEATTLE, WA – Pramila Jayapal made history yesterday as the first woman elected to Washington’s 7th Congressional District, the first person of color elected to the Washington State Democratic Delegation, and the first South Asian woman ever elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Congresswoman-elect Pramila Jayapal says she’s ready to stand up and fight for the rights of all Americans against attacks from the incoming Republican Congress and President.
Pramila issued the following statement:
Our natural resources, our economy and our community health are all threatened by climate change. We believe we need a leader in Congress who will harness our Northwest strengths of innovation and determination to tackle the biggest threat we share. We believe that leader is Pramila Jayapal.
Zakariya Ahmed isn’t running for Congress. But Pramila Jayapal wants the 18-year-old to feel like he is.
When Jayapal delivered a pump-up speech on a drizzly Saturday morning last month to Ahmed and other campaign volunteers, the candidate for Washington’s 7th Congressional District seat didn’t use the word “I.”
She used the word “we,” and insisted her race is about building a movement to push for change.
Today, Elected officials, community Leaders, and labor leaders joined to refute the dishonest, misleading, and desperate attacks by Rep. Brady Walkinshaw in the 7th Congressional District race.
State Senator and Minority Leader Sharon Nelson released the following statement:
Senator Pramila Jayapal is one of the most effective legislators I’ve seen in my time in office -- these are desperate attacks from the Walkinshaw campaign... FULL STORY
Pramila Jayapal today announced the endorsement of her campaign by the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), the largest caucus within the House Democratic Caucus...
In addition to being endorsed by the CPC, Senator Jayapal has also been endorsed by both of its Co-Chairs, Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07) and Keith Ellison (MN-05), the founder of the CPC, Senator Bernie Sanders, and a total of sixteen current members of Congress... MORE
Jayapal leads "in every region of the district" with voters of all ages, according to the memo. She leads by 19 points with voters younger than 50.
In the August primary election, Jayapal won about 42 percent of the vote and Walkinshaw took about 21 percent. Jayapal beat Walkinshaw not only across the congressional district, but also in the 43rd state legislative district covering Capitol Hill, which Walkinshaw represents in the state house. There, Jayapal won 50 percent of the vote and Walkinshaw won just 29 percent, according to data from the secretary of state's office... "Bottom line," reads the polling memo, "Pramila Jayapal is in a very strong position to win in November."