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Pramila Jayapal on Civil Rights

 

 


Fought for racial justice against bigotry and discrimination

A History of Standing Up for Racial Justice: Pramila has been fighting for racial justice her whole life. As a woman of color and an immigrant, she knows exactly what it means to be in the minority. She has fought against bigotry and discrimination, working in our public schools to provide education and training around bullying and harassment. In the State Senate, she passed a bill to invest $5.25 million in pre-apprenticeship programs specifically for people of color and women. She introduced a bill requiring an equity impact analysis of education proposals to determine disproportionate impact on kids of color. She also introduced an initiative to proactively change racist names on state lands.
Source: 2016 WA House campaign website PramilaForCongress.com , Nov 8, 2016

Prohibit anti-LGBTQ conversion therapy for minors

Pramila pushed for LGBTQ equality as a long-term organizing project--turning out the vote for marriage equality across the state. In the State Senate, Pramila fought back Republican efforts to repeal protections for transgender individuals to use restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity. She also voted to protect LGBTQ youth, by prohibiting the practice of conversion therapy for minors.

Despite recent victories, 31 states still lack clear non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people. In Congress, Pramila will join the Congressional Equality Caucus to pass the Equality Act and the Every Child Deserves a Family Act, which establish protections against discrimination for LGBTQ people in employment, housing, credit, education and adoption among others. In addition, she'll fight for fair and accepting schools for LGBTQ young people, to put an end to conversion therapy, and to provide needed funding for programs that assist homeless LGBTQ youth.

Source: 2016 WA House campaign website PramilaForCongress.com , Nov 8, 2016

Supports same-sex marriage.

Jayapal supports the PVS survey question on same-sex marriage

The Project Vote Smart Voter Guide inferred how candidates would respond to the question, 'Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage?' Project Vote Smart notes, "in response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided [for candidates who] refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: Political Courage Test 16PVS_Q3 on Nov 8, 2016

2016-17 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Civil Rights: Pramila Jayapal on other issues:
WA Gubernatorial:
Jay Inslee
WA Senatorial:
Maria Cantwell

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