A smart organizer and a bold champion of progressive values, Jayapal will help transform Congress.

The Nation gives its strong endorsement to the candidacy of Washington State Senator Pramila Jayapal for the Seventh Congressional District’s open seat representing the Seattle area...

Jayapal succeeds where others do not because she sees herself as an organizer. She wants to bring people to the table to get things done, and she knows she can do this without compromising on her commitment to economic and social justice. She says she wants to go to Congress “to fight not for the 1 percent, but for working men and women; not for austerity, but for Social Security; not for deportations and breaking up families, but for building stronger middle-class families; not for private schools, colleges, and prisons, but for public education, college-debt relief, and criminal-justice reform.” And as with Raskin and Teachout, Jayapal has a record that suggests she will come to Congress not as a backbencher, but as a leader...

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