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Susheela in the News

PRESS RELEASE

Jayapal Issues Challenge to Competitors to Reject Republican Money in Democratic Primary

Susheela Jayapal, candidate for Congress in Oregon’s Third Congressional District, is calling on Democrats in the race to condemn and refuse any spending from groups funded by MAGA Republicans. In Democratic primary elections across the country, Republican-funded organizations have been spending millions of dollars funneled from Republican mega-donors with close ties to anti-choice politicians.

Apr
18
2024
PRESS RELEASE

Susheela Jayapal Leads OR-03 Democratic Primary in
Q1  Fundraising and Cash on Hand

Today former Multnomah County Commissioner and Democratic candidate for Congress in Oregon’s Third Congressional District Susheela Jayapal announced raising more than $330,000 this quarter and over $610,000 to date, the highest of any candidate in the race for Oregon’s Third Congressional District.

Apr
16
2024
NEWS ARTICLE

Rep. Ayanna Pressley endorses Susheela Jayapal in Oregon 3rd District congressional primary race

“From reproductive rights to affordable housing, to climate justice and a livable wage, Susheela Jayapal knows what’s at stake for our communities in this election,” Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D, MA-7) posted on X, formerly known as Twitter. “She will be a bold champion for the people of the OR-03, and I’m excited to endorse her campaign for Congress.”

Mar
28
2024
NEWS ARTICLE

Sierra Club Endorses Susheela Jayapal for Congress

Nation’s Largest Grassroots Environmental Group Praises Jayapal’s Work to Protect Oregon’s Environment. "We are pleased to announce today that the Sierra Club officially endorses Susheela Jayapal for Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District," said John Talik, Political Chair of the Sierra Club Oregon Chapter.

Mar
15
2024
PRESS RELEASE

Bernie Sanders endorses Susheela Jayapal in Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District primary

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has endorsed former Multnomah County Commissioner Susheela Jayapal in the Democratic primary for Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District.

Mar
12
2024
PRESS RELEASE

Susheela Jayapal Announces Raising over $300,000

Today former Multnomah County Commissioner and Democratic candidate for Congress in Oregon’s Third Congressional District Susheela Jayapal announced raising more than $300,000 to date, with $277,000 raised in the first eight weeks of the campaign for the Q4 period ending in 2023.

Jan
31
2024
PRESS RELEASE

Susheela Jayapal Announces Major Endorsements

Today former Multnomah County Commissioner and candidate for Congress in Oregon’s Third Congressional District Susheela Jayapal announced endorsements by two high profile groups advocating for Asian American representation in Congress: Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders Rising & Empowering Political Action Committee (ASPIRE PAC) - and Indian American Impact.

Jan
22
2024
PRESS RELEASE

Susheela Jayapal Kicks Off Campaign for Oregon’s Third Congressional District with Strong Community

Yesterday, Susheela Jayapal, Democratic candidate for Oregon’s third congressional district, officially launched her campaign to succeed Congressman Earl Blumenauer, surrounded by a crowd of more than 100 attendees and former constituents from all parts of the district.

Dec
11
2023
NEWS ARTICLE

Susheela Jayapal announces run for Congress, resigns from Multnomah County Commission

Multnomah County Commissioner Susheela Jayapal resigned from the Multnomah County Commission Wednesday morning to launch a run for Congress to succeed longtime U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer. “It’s about certainly continuing the work that I’ve been doing at the county on local issues, addressing the homelessness crisis, public safety, wages for front line workers, all of these really important issues,” Jayapal said

Nov
1
2023
NEWS ARTICLE

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

Susheela Jayapal, the sister of Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a Washington state Democrat who chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus, announced Wednesday that she is running for a congressional seat from the neighboring state of Oregon. If elected, the Jayapals would be the first sisters to serve in Congress at the same time from different states.

Nov
1
2023
NEWS ARTICLE

Susheela Jayapal, sister of top House progressive, running for Congress

Susheela Jayapal, the sister of Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), on Wednesday announced a run for Congress in neighboring Oregon. Jayapal said it is "more important than ever that we have an unwavering progressive voice in Congress" in a press release on Wednesday announcing her run.

Nov
1
2023
NEWS ARTICLE

Cully neighborhood receives $2 million 'Reimagining Justice' grant

Multnomah County has received a $2 million federal grant to fund a three-year program to address crime in the Cully neighborhood of northeast Portland. Commissioner Susheela Jayapal, who represents north and northeast Portland and worked with LPSCC and partners to get the grant, said the grant proposal came together thanks to the Transforming Justice project.

Oct
30
2023