Pramila Jayapal

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal represents Washington’s 7th District, which encompasses most of Seattle and surrounding areas. The first Indian American woman in the House of Representatives, Jayapal has spent nearly thirty years working internationally and domestically as an advocate for women’s, immigrant, civil, and human rights. The author of Use the Power You Have (The New Press), she lives in Seattle, Washington.

News and Reviews

New York Magazine

Read a profile of Representative Jayapal in New York Magazine


Read a Q&A interview with Rep. Pramila Jayapal about Use the Power You Have in Elle magazine.

PBS NewsHour

Watch an interview with U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal on PBS NewsHour.

Kirkus Reviews

Read a review of Use the Power You Have in Kirkus Reviews.

Books by Pramila Jayapal

Use the Power You Have
A Brown Woman’s Guide to Politics and Political Change

Pramila Jayapal