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Pramila Jayapal

Running for U.S. House of Representatives
Washington
Election: Nov. 6, 2018

Pramila came to the United States when she was 16-years-old by herself. Using their savings, her parents sent her to this country from her birth country of India. Pramila attended college at Georgetown University and went on to earn her MBA at Northwestern University. She worked as a Wall Street financial analyst after college, but she began looking for a way to apply her skills to advance social justice and after other private sector work, she began working at Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) in 1991. Pramila became the director of the Fund for Technology Transfer, a multi-million dollar fund that provided capital for socially responsible health projects in countries across Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Later, Pramila was named an Institute of Current World Affairs Fellow, and she lived for two years in villages and small towns across India. 

In Congress, she has been a fierce advocate for our People's Platform, introducing the College for All Act of 2017 as well as legislation to end our dependency on fossil fuels.