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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Mona Das sworn in as senator for 47th District

January 14th, 2019|

Sen. Mona Das (D-Covington) was sworn in to the Washington State Senate today to represent the 47th Legislative District. Das was elected to the seat in November.

Das, 47, will serve as vice chair of the Senate Housing Stability & Affordability Committee. She will also serve on the Senate Transportation Committee, the Senate Financial Institutions, Economic Development & Trade Committee, and the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee.

This session, she plans to advocate for the environment, communities of color and equity for women.

“I am truly honored that the voters of the 47th District have put their trust in me, and chose me to represent them in the Senate,” Das said. “I promise to work tirelessly for my constituents and all Washingtonians during this 2019 Legislative Session, promoting equity and fairness.”

Das, who was born in India, is one of four women of color now serving in the Washington State Senate.

“Despite the ongoing racist rhetoric throughout our country, including by our president, voters have put their confidence in women of color,” Das said. “I’ll be serving this session alongside three other strong women who fight for equity in our state. I’m excited to see what we, and the Senate Democrats in general, can accomplish in 2019.”

The Year of the (Brown) Woman

January 14th, 2019|

Khabar, a publication in the United States for Indian Americans and South Asians, has dubbed 2019 the “Year of the (Brown) Woman.” They featured Sen. Mona Das on the cover of their January issue.

Das told the magazine this:

“Despite an ongoing rhetoric, there are thousands of us proving every day to the world that America believes in diversity. … The best part is that women, and more specifically Indian-American women, are a part of this change more than ever before.”

You can read the full story here.

Sen. Das assigned to committees

January 14th, 2019|

Sen. Mona Das has been assigned to four committees in the Washington State Senate for the 2019 Legislative session.

Das will serve as vice chair of the newly created Housing Stability & Affordability Committee. She will also serve on the Environment, Energy & Technology Committee; the Financial Institutions, Economic Development & Trade Committee; and the Transportation Committee.