Pramila Jayapal presented by The New Republic and Politics & Prose
July 7, 2020
- 7:00 p.m. ET
The New Republic with Politics & Prose
Washington DC


The New Republic contributing editor, Kimberlé Crenshaw, talks with Pramila Jayapal about her new book.

In November 2016, Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, the first Indian American woman to serve in that role. Two years later, the "fast-rising Democratic star and determined critic of President Donald Trump," according to Politico's Playbook 2017 "Power List," won reelection with more votes than any other member of the House. Jayapal, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, proved her progressive bonafides when she introduced the most comprehensive Medicare-for-all bill to Congress in February.

Behind the story of Jayapal's rise to political prominence lie over two decades of devoted advocacy on behalf of immigrants and progressive causes--and years of learning how to turn activism into public policy that serves all Americans. Use the Power You Have is Jayapal's account of the path from sixteen-year-old Indian immigrant to grassroots activist, state senator, and now progressive powerhouse in Washington, DC.

Written with passion and insight, Use the Power You Have offers a wealth of ideas and inspiration for a new generation of engaged citizens interested in fighting back and making change, whether in Washington or in their own communities.

You can purchase Jayapal's Use the Power You Have HERE.


Kimberlé Crenshaw, Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School, Executive Director of the African American Policy Forum, and host of the hit series "Under The Blacklight: The Intersectional Failures that COVID Lays Bare," is a leading authority on Civil Rights, Black feminist legal theory, Critical Race Theory, and race, racism and the law. She developed the idea of “intersectionality” in her groundbreaking 1989 essay “Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics.”

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