The Carnegie Corporation of New York released its annual list of Great Immigrants on June 28, comprised of 38 naturalized citizens who “enrich the fabric of American culture and strengthen our democracy through their lives, their work, and their example.” Among the honorees were Rep. Pramila Jayapal, University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce, and […]
Rep. Pramila Jayapal was appointed to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet last month. The committee, part of the House Judiciary Committee, has jurisdiction over the administration of U.S. Courts, federal rules of evidence, civil and appellate procedure, judicial ethics, patent and trademark law, and information technology. “From ensuring updated and fair […]
Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) raised $322,000 at its annual benefit gala, A Culinary Journey, at the Westin Bellevue on Oct. 7. It was an evening of inspiring stories and culinary delights by local Asian American and Pacific Islander chefs. Rep. Pramila Jayapal was a guest speaker. Money raised from the fundraiser helps to […]
Cathay Post 186 of the American Legion held its annual Memorial Day service to honor the Asian Americans from Seattle who gave their lives during World War II. The event, in Hing Hay Park on May 29, included a performance by the Seattle Chinese Drill Team. Speakers included U.S. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and Lloyd Hara.
Compiled by Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY 10. Streetcar On Feb. 13, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and community leaders celebrated the First Hill Streetcar’s start-of-service with a party full of lion dancing, firecrackers, and red envelopes. The streetcar line, which runs along Jackson street through the International District (ID), connects the ID to Pioneer Square and […]
By Arlene Kiyomi Dennistoun Northwest Asian Weekly The race for the 7th congressional seat pitting Brady Walkinshaw against Pramila Jayapal is heating up, as the general election on Nov. 8 inches closer. As dirty, mudslinging political battles go, this race is pretty tame. Walkinshaw continues to point out that Jayapal doesn’t live in the 7th […]
Following the announcement this year that Jim McDermott is retiring and vacating his seat for the 7th Congressional District in Washington state, a group of candidates quickly emerged. Two of the candidates, Pramila Jayapal and Dr. Arun Jhaveri, are members of the API community.
Washington state’s first Indian American legislator, Sen. Pramila Jayapal, (D–Seattle), offered a resolution in the Senate on Jan. 26 to celebrate Republic Day of India. Although India achieved its independence from British control in 1947, Republic Day marks the adoption of the country’s democratic constitution and is celebrated annually on Jan. 26. This year marks […]
A report released this week by the New American Leaders Project, a nonpartisan organization, found that fewer than 2 percent 500,000 seats in state and local offices nationwide are held by Asian Americans or Latino. There is a clear disparity in representation here, as these voters comprise 20 percent of the U.S. population. The report […]
On Jan. 21, Washington state Sen. Pramila Jayapal announced her congressional bid in Washington state’s 7th district, in hopes of succeeding U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott, who is retiring and vacating his seat after 14 terms.