Representative Pramila Jayapal

The Asian American Action Fund proudly supports Representative Pramila Jayapal for re-election. Rep. Jayapal currently represents Washington’s 7th District, including most of Seattle as well as suburban areas of King County.

Pramila came to the United States when she was 16-years-old by herself. Using their savings, her parents sent her to this country from her birth country of India. Pramila attended college at Georgetown University and went on to earn her MBA at Northwestern University. She worked as a Wall Street financial analyst after college, but she began looking for a way to apply her skills to advance social justice and after other private sector work, she began working at Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) in 1991. Pramila became the director of the Fund for Technology Transfer, a multi-million dollar fund that provided capital for socially responsible health projects in countries across Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Later, Pramila was named a Institute of Current World Affairs Fellow, and she lived for two years in villages and small towns across India. 

Rep. Jayapal continues to be a fearless leader on the Hill and fights for progressive values. “So many of the issues I’ve fought for have two things in common — they’re uphill battles and they’re the right things to do. In Washington, D.C., I’m fighting for the same issues, but I’m counting on you to keep building this movement to get there.”

To learn more about her campaign, please visit Pramila for Congress.