DFA endorses Rep. Pramila Jayapal for reelection

Democracy for America (DFA) today endorsed Rep. Pramila Jayapal in her reelection bid in Washington’s 7th congressional district.  

DFA has 74,922 members in the state of Washington and more than one million members nationwide.  

During her 2016 race, DFA began supporting Jayapal in the primary and raised and contributed more than $66,747 to her election.  The average contribution from DFA members was $6.09. 

Jayapal is just the second house incumbent DFA has backed in the 2018 cycle and joins  The one million-member progressive organization endorsed Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-7) late last month.

DFA Chair Jim Dean on the grassroots organization’s strong support for Jayapal’s reelection:

“In her first six months, Rep. Pramila Jayapal has not only fought for progressive values in DC, she’s worked with her new colleagues and showed them how to fight.  

“Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the agenda she fights for, and the steadfast commitment she’s demonstrated to that fight are the future of the Democratic Party and its candidates. To say our country needs bold, populist progressive leaders like Pramila Jayapal in Congress is a tremendous understatement and it’s why we’re so excited to get behind her reelection efforts so early this cycle.  

“Democracy for America members were proud to support Pramila in her first race for Congress, but we’re even more excited to reelect her because she’s already proven to be a vital movement ally in the fight to build a Democratic Party and a Congress that’s committed to delivering healthcare, a liveable wage, college, and environmental justice for all Americans.  -- Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America

Rep. Pramila Jayapal on DFA’s endorsement:

"I am honored to have the support of Democracy for America and its members nationwide. In times like these, we can't just be an opposition party, we must also be a proposition party. That means not only resisting Donald Trump, but also harnessing our power to organize and leverage the grassroots at key moments to fight for healthcare for all, a livable wage, college for all and environmental justice.  DFA continues to be a leader on these issues  and I looked forward to building our movement together." -- Rep. Pramila Jayapal

DFA has also endorsed Manka Dhingra, a candidate Jayapal has also backed, in her campaign for a hotly contested State Senate seat in Washington’s 45th District.

Democracy for America is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with more than one million members nationwide committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism. Since its 2004 founding, DFA members have raised and contributed more than $40 million and made more than 11.1 million volunteer calls to help successfully elect 917 progressive candidates nationwide.

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