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From Handcuffs To Elected Office: Meet Washington State's Most Rabble-Rousing Senator

May 19, 2015News Clip

Pramila Jayapal’s office is on the second floor of the modest civic building that houses Washington state senators in Olympia. Neat marble floors, plain white walls. Various certificates and plaques dot the room. The standard, muted space of a local politician.


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Washington State Senator Pramila Jayapal to visit vandalized Hindu temple

March 7, 2015News Clip

On Sunday, March 8th, Washington State Senator Pramila Jayapal will be visiting the Hindu Temple Cultural Center in Bothell, Washington to stand in solidarity and show support after a vicious hate crime was committed there in February.

Statement of Senator Jayapal:

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Guest Opinion: Transportation bill neuters WA’s climate change response for next 16 years

March 2, 2015News Clip

For several years, negotiations have stalled in the Washington state Senate on a transportation package that would fund necessary investment in Washington’s roads, bridges, ferries and transit. Two weeks ago, a deal was proposed and moved forward by the top two Republicans and two ranking Democrats on the transportation committee.

The proposed transportation package recognizes that Washington badly needs infrastructure investment, the jobs that come from it, and additional transit options. It also includes many policy compromises on both sides.

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South Lake High School Student Serves As A Page In State Senate

February 4, 2015News Clip

OLYMPIA – During the week of Jan. 26, Miguel Perez of Seattle served as a page in the Washington State Senate. Sen. Pramila Jayapal, D-Seattle, sponsored Perez’s weeklong experience in the Legislature.

“It was my pleasure to sponsor Miguel,” said Jayapal. “He was engaged and helpful and I hope he enjoyed his week with us in the Senate.

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The Workers' Rights Movement Marches On to Tacoma, Olympia, and Beyond

February 3, 2015News Clip

A packed City Council meeting in Tacoma last week was the latest proof that the fight for workers’ rights has begun to take a firm foothold beyond SeaTac and Seattle.

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