Democracy for America backs Barragán in California’s 44th Congressional District
BURLINGTON, VT – This morning, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed Nanette Barragán for Congress in California’s 44th District.
DFA’s endorsement of Barragán brings with it a one-million member-strong grassroots army that has knocked hundreds of thousands of doors, made over 11 million phone calls, and raised and contributed more than $32.7 million to help elect 843 progressive candidates nationwide since 2004.
Statement from Democracy for America's Chair Jim Dean on today's endorsement of Barragán:
"Nanette Barragán hasn't simply spoken out against income inequality and for racial justice, she's lead the charge against the wealthy and powerful interests that block the progressive change our country needs.
"We need more leaders in Congress with the courage, integrity, and commitment to progressive values that Nanette has demonstrated throughout her career, and that's why we could not be more excited to stand with the grassroots campaign she's building in Los Angeles." -- Jim Dean, Chair, Democracy for America
Statement from Nanette Barragán on receiving DFA's backing:
“I am not running to represent special interests or big corporations. I am running because I believe the people of San Pedro, Compton, Carson, and every other city in the 44th District deserve someone who will make their voices heard in Congress.
"Democracy for America’s endorsement means so much to me because it is an organization founded on the principle that politicians should be beholden to the communities they represent. I am proud to have their support, and I look forward to championing our shared values throughout this campaign and in Congress.” -- Nanette Barragán, Candidate, CA-44
Barragán, the daughter of immigrants from Mexico, grew up in Carson and the surrounding areas where she attended Stephen M. White Middle School, learned to swim at Carson Pool, and studied at the Carson Library. She worked her way through UCLA and law school at USC before becoming a long-time advocate for the environment and the first elected Latina member of the Hermosa Beach City Council. She was also a leader in the fight against Measure O, a ballot measure that would have allowed oil companies to drill for oil in the Santa Monica Bay.
Democracy for America (DFA) is a member-driven, people-powered progressive PAC with more than 230,000 members in California and one million members nationwide committed to taking on income inequality, money in politics, and structural racism.