REDMOND – Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-Redmond) on Wednesday hosted a virtual town hall on solutions for domestic violence survivors. The discussion featured special guest experts Grace Huang, Director of Policy, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence; Riddhi Mukhopadhyay, Executive Director, Sexual Violence Law Center; and Sandra Shanahan, Program Manager, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office - Regional Domestic Violence Firearms Enforcement Unit. “We have a continual duty to help survivors reclaim their lives and move forward in a positive way,” said Dhingra. ...Read More
Manka Dhingra is Deputy Majority Leader of the Washington State Senate. She brings two decades of experience as a prosecutor and behavioral health expert to her roles as chair of the Senate Behavioral Health Subcommittee and vice chair of the Senate Law & Justice Committee. She also serves on the Ways & Means Committee.
Dhingra was first elected to the Senate by the constituents of the 45th Legislative District in November 2017, the first Sikh legislator elected in the nation. Since then, she has sponsored and passed legislation addressing a wide range of issue areas, including: curbing domestic violence and sexual assault, preventing firearm violence, providing property tax relief for seniors and people with disabilities, prosecuting financial fraud, and reforming the criminal justice system with an evidence-based approach.
During her time in the Senate, Dhingra has helped pass legislation and funding to transform the Washington State behavioral health system, reorienting it around prevention rather than crisis response. She continues to strive to ensure that Washingtonians with behavioral health needs get the treatment they need and deserve.
Read Manka’s full biography here.
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