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To the parents of Michael Brown, we send love, strength, solidarity, and a cushion for your heartbreak. I am the mother of a 17-year old boy. I cannot imagine the pain of Mr. and Mrs. Brown and I am so grateful for the leadership they have shown in spite of the pain and outrage they are feeling in this moment.
State Senator-Elect and National Immigration Reform Leader Pramila Jayapal Praises President Obama’s Leadership on Protecting Millions of Immigrant FamiliesNovember 20, 2014Press Release
SEATTLE— State Senator-Elect Pramila Jayapal, a national leader in immigration reform efforts and founder former Executive Director of the immigrant rights nonprofit OneAmerica, today praised President Obama’s expected Executive Order providing work authorization and legal status to millions of foreign-born immigrants.
WASHINGTON, DC: Pramila Jayapal, a well-known proponent for immigration reform and human rights, won the Democratic seat for State Senate in District 37 of Washington State.
The community leader, wife, and mother to a 17-year-old, hails from India, where she was born and raised. At the age of 16, she came alone to the US and worked her way towards earning a BA and an MBA from prestigious universities.
As of Friday, November 7, State Senate District 37 candidate Pramila Jayapal has earned 69.2 percent of the vote in her victory over Louis Watanabe (30.8 percent). Both candidates are members of the Democratic Party.
With the count well over 60 percent on election night, Senator-elect Jayapal had a brief message for her supporters: “I know I could not have done any of this without your love and support and I cannot thank you enough! I am honored and humbled to be celebrating this victory tonight. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!”
The general election results are in from Election Night Nov. 4, and there were almost an equal percentage of winners and losers in the API community.
Several API candidates win Representative and Senator positions
Mia Su-Ling Gregerson won Representative position no. 2 for Legislative District no. 33 by 55 percent of the votes.
Pramila Jayapal won the State Senator position for Legislative District no. 37 by 66 percent of the votes.