Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s sister looks to join her in Congress

Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s younger sister, Mona Das, has announced a campaign for Congress in Washington’s 8th congressional district in 2020. If elected, they would become the first sisters to represent the same district in Congress. Das is running on a progressive platform that includes Medicare-for-All, climate action, and solidarity with immigrant communities. She has started the grassroots campaign with a promise to build a “movement of bold, progressive change.” Her sister, Rep. Jayapal, has faced criticism in the past for her commitment to progressive policies but maintains a high approval rating in her district. Das’s campaign is currently underway and could potentially offer Washington voters an additional progressive choice for Congress.