Monday, August 27, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
United States Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal endorses Nguyen campaign
WEST SEATTLE- Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-7) announces her endorsement for Washington State 34th Legislative District Senate candidate Joe Nguyen with the following statement:
“I’m proud to endorse Joe Nguyen, an exceptional candidate for the Washington State Senate. Joe would bring to the State Senate his unique personal story of growing up in White Center as a first-generation Vietnamese-American. He is deeply committed to standing up for working people everywhere, from championing Medicare for All to defending immigrant rights and fixing our broken tax system. He is the only candidate in the race who does not take corporate PAC money, and he has been running a strong grassroots campaign that helps engage new and existing voters in the district.
With the political atmosphere of hostility towards immigrants, workers, and the poor, we need bold progressive voices at every level of government who will take on special interests and who represent the diversity of our communities. I know Joe will be an unwavering progressive champion in Olympia for real opportunity for all.”
If elected, Nguyen will be the first legislator of color from the 34th District, and one of only a handful of Vietnamese-American legislators across the country.
Congresswoman Jayapal’s district includes Vashon Island, West Seattle, White Center and Burien. In the wake of 9/11, Jayapal founded OneAmerica, one of Washington state’s premier immigrant advocacy organizations. As First Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, she remains one of Congress’ strongest advocates for progressive values.