ICYMI: Seattle Times Endorses Pramila Jayapal for Re-Election

"Voters in the 7th Congressional District should cast their ballots without hesitation for Jayapal."

SEATTLE - On Sunday, October 21, the Seattle Times editorial board endorsed Pramila Jayapal for re-election to represent Seattle and the surrounding cities comprising Washington's 7th District. Board members praised Jayapal's fierce advocacy and rapid response to the crises created by the Trump administration:

"U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal has spent much of her life being a fierce advocate for immigrants, a role she has successfully carried over to her work in Congress. Voters should re-elect her to a second term in the U.S. House of Representatives, where her voice continues to be needed...

She also gained access to a federal detention facility where female asylum-seekers were being held, returning with disturbing and valuable information about how the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policies were separating families at the border...

Jayapal’s opponent, Republican Craig Keller, lacks government experience and would not be a constructive addition to Congress. The repeat congressional candidate is the founder of a group called Respect Washington, which fought against Burien’s sanctuary city policy and was recently named an anti-immigrant hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Voters in the 7th Congressional District should cast their ballots without hesitation for Jayapal."

Jayapal has been endorsed by the Times, The Stranger, Senators Patty Murray and Bernie Sanders, the Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood Action Fund and a host of local and national organizations. A full list of endorsers is here. 

Read the Seattle Times endorsement here


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