Pramila Jayapal wants us to build a movement to push for change

Image of Pramila Jayapal from the Seattle Times

Jayapal is supported by her campaign volunteers for many reasons, a few being:

  • She started an immigrant-rights nonprofit, One America, after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. One America sought to fight discrimination against Mulsim Americans. As of late, One America has lobbied for immigration reform.
  • She wants to make public universities and college tuition free (she was endorsed by Bernie Sanders).
  • She supports the $15 minimum wage movement in Seattle.

Pramila Jayapal won August’s top-two primary, heading back into the November 8, 2016 general election with a strong backing. This backing includes Bernie Sanders supporters, young people, immigrants, union workers, and campaign volunteers.

“If we win in November with your help, it means we all win and it means we send a strong, bold, progressive woman of color – and her love of army – to the United States Congress,” says Jayapal.

Nicole Grant, executive secretary of the Martin Luther King Jr. County Labor Council says that Jayapal is “one of us – I hear this over and over from different labor leaders.”

It was Jayapal who helped the apprenticeship bill move forward – a bill that is incredibly important to women in the construction industry. On gender matters, Nicole Grant says that she considers supporting Jayapal as an expression of her feminism. Though some show concern for Jayapal’s politics leaving her potentially marginalized in D.C., Nicole Grant is grateful for her unabashed and audacious progressivism.

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Seattle Times