Susheela Jayapal, in first 72 hours of her campaign, raises more than USD 100K


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Washington, DC

Indian-American Congressional candidate Susheela Jayapal, who is the younger sister of powerful lawmaker Pramila Jayapal, has raised more than USD 100,000 in the first 72 hours of announcing her decision to run for the US House of Representatives seat from the third congressional district of Oregon.

If she gets elected, Jayapal would be the first ever Indian American Congresswoman from Oregon. “I’m bowled over by the support that our campaign is already receiving. It’s clear that voters in our district want a strong, effective progressive champion in Congress, just as I have been in our community for decades,” said Jayapal.

Jayapal, hailing from India, grew up in India, Singapore, and Indonesia, and is a former Multnomah County Commissioner. On November 1, she announced her campaign and was the first candidate to enter the race. She would aim to focus on fighting climate change, spurring federal action on housing and homelessness, defending abortion rights, and protecting our civil rights and democracy, in the congress.

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