U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal will deliver an address and a live Q&A to the Edmonds Rotary Club Tuesday, March 30.
Rep. Jayapal, who represents most of Seattle and surrounding areas including Shoreline, Vashon Island, Lake Forest Park, Edmonds, and parts of Burien and Normandy Park, will also host a live Q&A with attendees. The address, which will be hosted on Zoom, is open to the public. Contact Edmonds Rotary at edmondsrotary.com/contact for a Zoom invitation/ID.
Rep. Jayapal, who is a former Washington state Senator, was recently re-elected to Congress for a third term. She is a lifelong organizer for immigrant, civil, worker, and human rights.
In 2016, Jayapal became the first South Asian American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. At age 16, she came to the U.S. alone, and today, she is one of 14 immigrants serving in Congress.
As the Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Representative Jayapal is the lead sponsor of the Medicare for All Act, the College for All Act, the Housing is a Human Right Act, and the Roadmap to Freedom immigration resolution. She currently serves on the Judiciary, Budget, and Education and Labor committees. Congresswoman Jayapal lives in West Seattle with her husband Steve.