Jayapal Tells Story of How Her American Dream Drives Her Fight for Washington Working Families

SEATTLE, WA – Today, State Senator and candidate for Washington’s 7th Congressional District, Pramila Jayapal released her campaign’s first television ad, which highlights how her experience as a 16-year-old immigrant to America motivates her fight on behalf of Washington working families.

This is the first ad of the 2016 cycle from any candidate for the race for Washington’s 7th Congressional District. The Jayapal campaign is proud of its grassroots support that has made this possible.

“My dedication to the American Dream comes from personal experience. I came to the U.S. by myself, to get a college education at the age of 16,” said Pramila Jayapal. “I’ve lived my version of the American Dream, and I’ve devoted my life to fighting for others to have the opportunities they need to achieve their own American Dream.”

She continued: “I’ve managed to get results, both as an organizer and as a State Senator, even in a Republican-controlled Senate. I’ve helped enact Seattle’s $15 minimum wage, expanded access to Planned Parenthood and funded pre-apprenticeship programs for women and people of color in the Senate.  In Congress, I’ll continue to be a bold progressive leader that will fight to grow the middle class, protect our environment, ensure debt-free college, and expand Social Security and Medicare.