FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 15, 2015
Contact: Mike Trujillo
mike [at] barraganforcongress [dot] com
Barragán’s Q3 Fundraising Depicts Strong Grassroots Support in CA-44
SAN PEDRO, CA – This week, Nanette Barragán, congressional candidate in California’s 44th District, released her third quarter fundraising numbers. Since announcing her congressional campaign in April, she has raised nearly $300,000. Her campaign has seen a high level of local support, with grassroots advocates donating in high numbers to help elect Barragán.
“I continue to be blown away by the outpouring of support from around the district. Grassroots donations have continued to flow into the campaign, volunteers have continued to help and the support I’ve received at events across this district has continued to truly humble me. I am running for Congress because I believe that we need someone in Washington representing families like the one I grew up in. I believe that government should invest in universal health care, education, creating jobs, championing the environment and providing opportunities for all the members of our community whether you are white, black or brown and without regard to gender.”
Since the launch of her campaign early this year, Barragán has outraised her opponent 32:1 in grassroots donations.
She has also enjoyed a steady stream of endorsements from political leaders on both the local and national level, emphasizing her broad range of support. A list of those supporters can be found here.
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.