Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal to speak at David Ayala-Zamora memorial service on November 9

A public memorial service honoring David Ayala-Zamora will be held Friday, November 9, at St. Therese Parish of Seattle.

David was a community leader, union organizer, immigration rights organizer, and former field director on the Pramila for Congress Campaign. He was an unwavering champion for economic and social justice.

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal will speak at the service.


WHO: Congresswoman Jayapal will speak at the memorial service, along with David’s family and other community leaders

WHEN: Friday, November 9 from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

WHERE: St. Therese Parish of Seattle, 936 35th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122


“A light has gone from our world, but David’s legacy shines brightly with all those he touched and all the movements he helped build,” Jayapal said.

David was born into a middle-class family in El Salvador. During the 1980s, his visibility as a union leader and his calls to end the war led to his arrest and torture by Salvadoran security forces. His early experiences being tortured shaped the core of his character and he brought that strength and resilience to everything he did.

David described being tortured as, “The best experience in my life. Being tortured is like running a marathon. It taught me how committed I am in the struggle for justice. And it has fortified me in some ways, because you learn how much capacity you have in this body.’’

Media who plan on attending are asked to RSVP to Ansel Herz:


Ansel Herz