PRESS RELEASE: Pramila Jayapal Raises More Than $750,000 in Second Quarter, bringing total to almost $1.2 million


Pramila Jayapal Raises More Than $750,000 in Second Quarter, bringing total to almost $1.2 million

Massive progressive support rallies behind State Senator

SEATTLE, Wash. — July 6th, 2016

In the 2nd quarter of the fundraising cycle, Pramila Jayapal’s campaign raised over $750,000 and has now raised a total of almost $1.2 million in less than two full fundraising quarters. Senator Jayapal’s campaign has received massive grassroots support from all across the district, the state and country, with more than 37,000 individuals contributing an average of $20.85.

Pramila said of the second quarter numbers:

I am incredibly grateful for the support of so many grassroots contributors who have helped to demonstrate what a movement looks like. Our campaign and its supporters know that when we come together, we are capable of doing so much more than we can do as individuals. This is the kind of movement we need to take bold progressive action to tackle climate change and massively reduce inequality. Together, we will invest in a renewable energy future, raise the minimum wage, make college both debt-free and tuition-free for young people across America, and expand Social Security and Medicare. I’m incredibly proud of the campaign staff and the more than 1,000 volunteers who helped to make this possible.

In addition to the substantial network of grassroots donors, the Jayapal campaign has received support from dozens of local, state, and national elected officials and community leaders, past and present, and hundreds of volunteers and activists. Additionally, Senator Jayapal has the enthusiastic support of the most powerful and progressive organizations in the country, including more than 25 labor unions, Emily’s List, the Progressive Campaign Change Committee, Democracy for America, MoveOn.org, NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC and Planned Parenthood Action Fund. This tremendous support, combined with a strong field campaign focused on engaging voters in their communities, positions Senator Jayapal as the strongest candidate to represent Washington’s 7th Congressional District.