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/
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, State Senator and Nationally Known Immigrant-rights Advocate, Announces Congressional Run
The Seattle Times – Past ICWA Fellow Pramila Jayapal has announced her candidacy to succeed retiring 14-term U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott. Jayapal is currently a Washington State Senator and has been a respected activist and voice in Washington politics for years. After her ICWA Fellowship in India, Jayapal founded Hate Free Zone, an immigrant-rights
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.
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?