Pramila Jayapal (@PramilaJayapal )

Pramila Jayapal

Bio Congressmember for WA-07 and lifelong organizer for immigrant, civil, and human rights. Progressive Caucus Chair. Bold, unafraid, and a proud mom. She/her.
Location Seattle, WA
Tweets 18,2K
Followers 207,9K
Following 9,5K
Account created 21-09-2010 20:41:29
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TweetDeck : Two-thirds of Americans want a $15 minimum wage: Democrats, Independents, and even Republicans.

We must listen to them and deliver 32 million workers the long overdue raise they deserve.

Sprout Social : That’s right. Not only is it popular, it’ll lift 1 million people out of poverty AND give 32 million workers a raise.

There is no excuse for not raising the minimum wage. None.
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Twitter Web App : Nearly 1 million NEW people are filing for unemployment every single week. This is the state of the crisis, but Republicans are doing everything they can to delay relief — including survival checks — that nearly 80% of Americans want. Explain how that makes any sense. twitter.com/nytimes/status…

TweetDeck : There is not one state in our country where you can make ends meet on the current federal minimum wage. Not one! How quickly would Congress raise the minimum wage if they were forced to live on $7.25 an hour? Outrageous.

Sprout Social : Organizers have been fighting for a $15 minimum wage for nearly a decade. This isn’t the end.

I’m going to make sure we keep our promise and finally give EVERY worker in America a livable wage.

Twitter Web App : This is a tragedy that should not be happening in America. My heart goes out to this family.

I’m fighting for Medicare for All for Liza and every single person who deserves better than our broken health care system.
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TweetDeck : Billionaires are already pushing back on the idea of paying just 3% more in taxes. Of course.

The fact is that this pandemic has made them richer than EVER. They can absolutely afford to pay their fair share.

If you agree, join my fight for a #WealthTax:
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TweetDeck : What will end up in McConnell’s legislative graveyard?

🪦 The Equality Act
🪦 HR1 and voting rights
🪦 Justice in Policing Act
🪦 Climate action
🪦 Immigration reform
🪦 Equal pay and paid leave

And much, much more. The only path forward for our agenda is to end the filibuster.

Twitter Web App : They are doing this for a relief package that 76% of Americans support—including 60% of Republicans. The goal isn’t compromise, it’s obstruction of all of our priorities. twitter.com/CNNPolitics/st…

Twitter Web App : This would cut 17 million people, including 5 million children, out of relief to save $12 billion from the bill. That’s 0.05% of the total cost.

In a crisis like this, we shouldn’t be leaving anyone behind. twitter.com/JStein_WaPo/st…

Twitter Web App : .Pramila Jayapal on the path forward for a $15 minimum wage: “We’ve gotta be able to show we can deliver … I don’t know how anyone can sleep at night thinking about people who have to make it on $15,000 a year.” nym.ag/3qjiewM

Twitter Web App : There are still Republicans who deny that Joe Biden won the election. Is this a party that’s interested in bipartisan compromise? No. We need to abolish the filibuster, pass our popular agenda, and deliver for the American people.

Twitter Web App : With the filibuster in place, we are giving Mitch McConnell veto power over every popular policy we’ve promised to voters. Working people gave us a mandate to lead and we need to deliver.

Twitter Web App : Republicans are trying to use their Big Lie to justify dangerous, racist voter suppression tactics across the country.

The House will pass HR1 today because voting is a right. Period.
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Twitter Web App : Nobody is going to be interested in procedural excuses. We can deliver and we must deliver for people across America. twitter.com/scottdetrow/st…

Twitter Web App : Just how rich is someone with a net worth of $50 million?

With our current federal minimum wage, you would need to work 24 hours a day for 787 years straight before you made $50M.

We need to level the playing field with a #WealthTax.