If you've been on Slog today, you already know that Democratic State Senator Pramila Jayapal wants a seat in the U.S. Congress. But this afternoon's official launch of her campaign for the 7th Congressional District at Seattle Central College gave us a glimpse of what Jayapal will be running on and who'll be supporting her.
In prepared remarks, which you can read in full here, Jayapal pitched herself as a movement builder with an unabashedly progressive agenda.
"I’m running for Congress because our system is rigged for corporations and the wealthy," Jayapal said, flanked by supporters including State Senator David Frockt, tenant advocate Jon Grant, and Seattle-King County NAACP Vice President Sheley Secrest. "But we can fight back. The time has come to tackle this inequality."