About the Author

Washington State Senator for the 37th Legislative district. Advocate and activist for justice. Founder and former Executive Director of OneAmerica.

Pramila Jayapal: First Indian American Woman Elected to Congress

Past ICWA fellow Pramila Jayapal defeated Brady Walkinshaw in the race for Washinton’s 7th congressional district seat.  Jayapal won with 57 percent of the vote, making her the first Indian American woman elected to congress. http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/us-congress-7th-district-pramila-jayapal-brady-walkinshaw/

Past ICWA Fellow & Trustee Pramila Jayapal Sweeps Washington open primary

Pramila is poised to make history!  Past ICWA Fellow and Trustee Pramila Jayapal won the Washington State primary election for the seventh Congressional District (Seattle and environs.)   If Pramila prevails she wins the November general election, she would become the first Indian American woman elected to the US House of Representatives. Pramila

Pramila Jayapal in OZY

Past ICWA Fellow Pramila Jayapal is gaining a lot of attention as a state senator in Washington. Many are impressed with her activist roots and expect her to go far in politics.  Read “From Handcuffs to Elected Office: Washington State’s Rabble-Rousing Senator,” a profile of Jayapal by Sanjena Sathian for Ozy.

Pramila Jayapal Newsletters

Fellowship Years: 1994-1996 Fellowship Topic: Social Issues involving Religion, the status of Women, Population and AIDS Fellowship Area: India The Changing Face of India Kerala: A Development Model? Part I Kerala: A Development Model? Part II Uttar Pradesh: Redefining the Challenges Ladakh: Land of High Passes, Part I- Tourism: Savior or Destroyer?