Pramila Jayapal becomes first Indian Senator
India-born Pramila Jayapal who made a mark with her progressive agenda in the Washington State Senate has become the south Asian and Indian-American woman elected to the US Congress.
Pramila has elected to the senate on a democratic ticket. Endorsed by Senator Bernie Sanders, the former Democratic presidential aspirant, 51-year-old Jayapal has run from the seventh Congressional District of Washington State that encompasses Seattle and its neighbourhood.
“I’m running for Congress because now is the time for a bold progressive fighter,” Jayapal had said when she launched her campaign in January this year.