Wallingford Community Council
Annual Meeting and Officer Elections
Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 7:00 PM
Special guest: Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (District WA-07)
In-Person at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd Center
4659 Sunnyside Ave N.
Member check-in at 6:30pm, in the Chapel, followed by elections. Must attend in-person to vote.
7:00pm: Welcome and Officer Elections
7:20 pm – 8:00pm: Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal
8:00pm: closing remarks by Miranda Berner
Reminder: To vote in the election, you must be a current member for 2023. Five years ago, we moved to a calendar year membership cycle. If you joined or renewed your membership on or after November 1, 2022, then your membership is valid for all of 2023. To be eligible to vote in this year’s election, you must have renewed or joined on or after November 1, 2022 and no later than April 17, 2023.
Congresswoman Jayapal’s Biography
A former Washington State Senator and a lifelong organizer for immigrant, civil, and human rights, Representative Pramila Jayapal was recently re-elected to Congress for a fourth term serving Seattle and surrounding communities. In 2016, she became the first South Asian American woman ever elected to the House. She came to the United States alone at the age of 16, and went on to start the largest immigrant rights organization in Washington state before becoming one of only two dozen naturalized citizens serving in Congress today. As the Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Representative Jayapal is the lead sponsor of the Medicare for All Act, the College for All Act, the Housing is a Human Right Act, the Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act, and the Roadmap to Freedom immigration resolution. She currently serves on the Judiciary, Budget, and Education and Labor committees. Congresswoman Jayapal lives in Seattle with her husband Steve.
Saturday, June 10th, 10am, Wallingford Waterway Walk and Tour. Rain or Shine! Meet at the tiled plaza of the Wallingford Steps. Learn about the connection between the neighborhood and Lake Union, along with past and presents efforts to preserve our many public access points to Lake Union. To read more about the Wallingford Shoreline, click here: https://www.wallingfordcc.org/shorelines/