Posted on 21 April 2014.
Pramila Jayapal launched her campaign at the New Holly Gathering Hall on April 1 in the race to be a representative in the Washington State Senate’s 37th District.
Jayapal is the founder of OneAmerica, Washington state’s largest immigrant and refugee advocacy organization, and is a national advocate for immigrant, civil, and human rights.
She has the endorsement of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, former King County Executive Ron Sims, King County Councilmember Larry Gossett, and many others.
For more information, call 917-696-1321. (end)
Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 17 | 4/19-4/25
Posted on 13 March 2014.
By Nina Huang and Sue Misao
Northwest Asian Weekly
Two Democratic Asian Americans have announced plans Read the full story
Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 12 | 3/15-3/21
Posted on 13 June 2011.
Photos by Storms PhotoGraphic
OneAmerica Executive Director Pramila Jayapal
OneAmerica celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a dinner and celebration at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. The event featured speakers and dances, which included a surprise 80-person flash mob with Salsa, African, and Bollywood dancing.
About 650 people attended and $175,000 was raised.
OneAmerica was formed directly after 9/11 in response to hate crimes and discrimination targeting Arabs, Muslims, and South Asians. It has expanded to organize and advocate for many diverse communities of color. ♦
Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 24 | 6/11-6/17
Posted on 16 December 2010.
Al Sugiyama (right) with Cornel West, the featured speaker, at the Urban League’s Annual Benefit Breakfast
At the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle’s 11th Annual Benefit Breakfast, Pramila Jayapal and Al Sugiyama were each presented with a 2010 Spirit Award. Jayapal is the founder and executive director of OneAmerica, a nonprofit organization. Sugiyama is the founder and served as the executive director of the Center for Career Alternatives. Read the full story
Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 51 | 12/18-12/24
Posted on 12 August 2010.
A new legislation aims to eliminate the use of profiling by federal, state, and local law enforcements based on race, religion, ethnicity, and national origin. This proposed act was introduced on July 15.
The End Racial Profiling Act of 2010 (ERPA) by House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers, Jr. and Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Chairman Jerrold Nadler will allow the victims of profiling to file lawsuits against law enforcement agencies that violate their rights. It also provides law enforcement officials with the tools to refrain from using racial profiling tactics.
“The debate over racial profiling has become a central element in a much larger history of adversarial relationships between the police and communities of color,” Conyers said in a press release.
Read the full story
Posted in Briefs, Community News, News, Vol 29 No 33 | 8/14-8/20
Posted on 08 July 2010.
By Jocelyn Chui
Northwest Asian Weekly
On July 1, President Barack Obama delivered his keynote speech on immigration reform. (Screen capture from a whitehouse.gov YouTube video)
The Asian Pacific American (APA) community will benefit from the comprehensive immigration reform address given by President Barack Obama last week, APA advocacy groups have said. Read the full story
Posted in Community News, Vol 29 No 28 | 7/10-7/16