Democracy for America endorses Pramila Jayapal in Washington’s 7th Congressional District
Jayapal is an unyielding champion in the battle against income inequality, who has used her perch in the Washington State Senate to fight immigration reform, free community college, and automatic voter registration to expand the electorate
Statement from Democracy for America's Chair Jim Dean on today's endorsement of Teachout:
"Pramila Jayapal has worked harder than anyone to turn our progressive values into action and that’s why we could not be more excited to support her in her race for Congress.
“With corporate special interests controlling Congress and reaching for the White House, we need unwavering progressive leaders like Pramila Jayapal who will bring our fight to the floor of the U.S. House and win." -- Jim Dean, Chair, Democracy for America
Statement from Pramila Jayapal on receiving DFA's grassroots endorsement:
"I’m running for Congress to fight for progressive values and to build on my record of getting things done for Seattle’s middle class families and those working so hard to join them.
“Democracy for America’s endorsement means so much to me because I know that together we can build a different kind of movement that rejects “us-versus-them” politics and takes the bold, progressive action we need to protect our environment, expand Social Security, raise the minimum wage, and pass tuition-free college.” -- Pramila Jayapal, WA State Senator and Congressional Candidate (WA-7)
DFA’s endorsement of Jayapal brings with it a one-million member-strong grassroots army that has knocked hundreds of thousands of doors, made over 11 million phone calls, and raised and contributed more than $32.7 million to help elect 843 progressive candidates nationwide since 2004.