Asian American and Pacific Islander Leaders for Reproductive Freedom: Representatives Pramila Jayapal and Ami Bera
During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we’re highlighting the trailblazers in the APPI community who led the way in the fight to protect and advance reproductive freedom for every body.
Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) is the first South Asian American woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. She is also the first woman to represent Washington’s 7th District in Congress. Rep. Jayapal is a champion for reproductive freedom and is the lead sponsor of the HEAL for Immigrant Families Act, which supports access to healthcare — including contraceptive care, maternity care, and other preventive sexual and reproductive health care services — for immigrant communities. She has a 100% approval rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America.
“The battle to protect reproductive rights may feel exhausting, but we must never stop. I assure you that I never will.” — Rep. Jayapal
Representative Ami Bera (CA-07) uses his medical expertise to fight for reproductive freedom and equitable healthcare access in Congress. Rep. Bera is the longest-serving Indian American in Congress. Rep. Bera is a co-lead of the Global Health, Empowerment, and Rights (HER) Act, which would permanently end the anti-choice global gag rule and has a 100% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America.
We must ensure reproductive freedom for every body. This AAPI Heritage Month, join us in signing the Abortion Solidarity Statement from NAPAWF