HIAS Refugee Weekend with Rep. Pramila Jayapal
March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pmFree
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As part of HIAS Refugee Weekend 2021, join Congregation Beth Shalom for a Zoom event. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal will share her work for immigrant rights – from her career before elected office to her current introduction of the Roadmap to Freedom Resolution, an effort to transform the immigration system to one that is focused on dignity and rooted in the needs and lives of impacted people. After Congresswoman Jayapal’s talk, we have the opportunity to take direct action for immigrant justice together. Cosponsors: ADL Pacific Northwest, Congregation Eitz Or, Hillel UW, Jewish Coalition for Immigrant Justice Northwest, Jewish Family Service, Jewish Federation, Kadima, Kavana Cooperative, Kol Ami: A Center for Jewish Life, Temple Beth Am, Temple B’nai Torah, Temple De Hirsch Sinai.
Elected in 2016, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is now serving her second term in Congress representing Washington’s 7th District, which encompasses most of Seattle and its surrounding areas. Congresswoman Jayapal is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, where she serves as Vice Chair of the Immigration Subcommittee, and on the House Education & Labor and Budget Committees. In Congress, Representative Jayapal has been a leader on immigration, including fighting the Trump Administration’s inhumane policies of separating children from their parents and crafting legislation to help expand legal immigration to America. Prior to serving in elected office, Congresswoman Jayapal spent twenty years working internationally and domestically in global public health and development and as an award-winning national advocate for women’s, immigrant, civil, and human rights. She spent 12 years as the founder and Executive Director of OneAmerica, the largest immigration advocacy organization in Washington State and one of the largest in the country.