FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2015
SAN PEDRO, CA – Today, Julian Burger, the President of the Progressive Democratic Club, endorsed Nanette Barragán in her bid for Congress in California’s 44th District.
“CA-44 is one of the most Democratic districts not only in the state, but in the country,” said Burger. “With demographics like this, the people deserve a Representative who is a true progressive Democrat – someone who will take a progressive position when they are casting their vote in Congress. In this race, that person is Nanette. She is a progressive leader on issues that matter to the people in this area, from the economy and job creation to the environment and cleaner air for our children. She will make sure that the progressive voice, rather than the voice of corporate interests, is represented.”
Burger, a Wilmington resident who leads the 150-member Progressive Democratic Club, is a grassroots activists and a lifelong resident of Southern California. He cited Nanette’s commitment to progressive causes and her roots in the district as the motivation behind his endorsement.
“Julian Burger is a leader in the progressive movement and has been committed to getting progressive Democrats elected for years,” said Barragán. “He knows Southern California and the change that people want to see in these cities. I know that with the help of people like Julian, we can win this campaign and make sure that the people in CA-44 have a progressive on their side in Washington.”
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