We are thrilled to announce that House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, who represents Washington’s 7th District, will be joining our speaker lineup on Saturday at the March for Science - Seattle.
Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives for the 115th Congress
Shattering the marble ceiling and making her the highest-ranking female politician in American history, Leader Pelosi is the first woman to serve as the Speaker of the House from 2007 to 2011. She has led House Democrats for more than 12 years and has represented San Francisco, California’s 12th District, for 30 years. In 2013, she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.
From fighting for human rights to A Better Deal that brings about better jobs, better wages and a better future, she has been hailed as a champion for working families. Pelosi secured passage for the $787 billion Recovery Act in 2009 that has saved and/or created millions of jobs while spearheading the landmark Affordable Care Act in 2010. She made headlines in February 2018 after smashing a 109-year old record for her 8 hour speech in support of our courageous DREAMers that she continues fighting for every day.
Leader Pelosi's record stretches back decades, from stopping George W. Bush’s attempted privatization of Social Security to opposing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. A proud grandmother of nine, she has been called the “strongest and most effective speaker of modern times” for leading “one of the most productive Congresses in history.”
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives for the 115th Congress
Representing Washington's 7th district
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is the first Indian-American woman in the House of Representatives. She is committed to ensuring that every resident of the district has economic opportunity; fairness and equity; and safe and healthy communities. She is proud of the district’s role in leading the country on issues like the minimum wage, racial equity and innovation, and will work to support that work and lift it up as a model for the rest of the country. Her focus is on ensuring income equality; access to education; expanding Social Security and Medicare; protecting our environment for our next generation; and ensuring immigrant, civil and human rights for all.
As a community activist, Pramila has brought communities together from around our state to combat climate change because she knows that protecting our environment isn’t an isolated issue. It affects all aspects of our progressive movement—from fighting poverty to women’s health to immigration reform. She supports research and development of next-generation technologies that curb greenhouse gas emissions and improve our health while promoting economic growth and protecting our most vulnerable communities.
The March for Science - Seattle is excited to have both of these exceptional women and proud Americans join us. We hope you will join us in giving them a warm welcome on Saturday!