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July 14, 2015

SAN PEDRO, CA – Today, Carson Planning Commissioner Janice Schaefer endorsed Nanette Barragán for Congress in California’s 44th District.

“Nanette and I both come from immigrant families and I know that gives her a unique perspective on how important it is to give all of the families in the 44th District the opportunity to succeed and create a brighter future for themselves and their loved ones,” said Schaefer. “That means job creation, strong schools, and access to quality, affordable healthcare – an issue that’s near and dear to me. Nanette understands the importance of making sure everyone has coverage, controlling health care costs, making sure critical services are covered – including dental, and putting patients first. With Nanette in Congress, I know the city of Carson and the rest of the district will be well represented in Washington.”

Commissioner Schaefer, a retired RN who worked at the University of Southern California in the Department of Preventative Medicine for more than 20 years, cited Barragán’s roots in the community and her commitment to supporting policies that protect the health of our community and access to healthcare as the reason for her endorsement.

“Janice has been an integral part of the Carson community for years and I am thrilled to have her endorsement,” said Barragán. “After spending my childhood in Carson, the city has always held a special place in my heart. Janice has been one of the leading community activists in the city and knows what’s important to the Carson residents. I look forward to working with her to make sure the needs of the Carson community are represented in Congress.”

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.

Find more information here: www.barraganforcongress.com

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