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March 10, 2016
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Sierra Club Endorses Environmental Advocate Nanette Barragán for Congress
SAN PEDRO, CA – Today, the Sierra Club, one of the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, endorsed Nanette Barragán in the race for California’s 44th congressional seat. The Sierra Club’s endorsement serves as a powerful validator for Barragán’s environmental credentials and her candidacy in this heavily polluted district.
“Now, more than ever, I am confident that I can make a real difference for the people of California’s 44th district,” said Barragán. “We have to look at the real concerns of the communities in our district. Families are worried about jobs that depend on dirty energy production, jobs that even major energy companies are looking to replace with sustainable energy alternatives. That same dirty energy production is polluting the air in our district, contributing to lung cancer rates, and increasing asthma attacks. I am committed to bringing clean jobs and stronger air quality regulations to our district, and the support of the Sierra Club is absolutely essential to making those dreams a reality.”
The Sierra Club is dedicated to protecting our environment to secure a safer, healthier future for our planet. Their highly effective grassroots model has engaged millions of climate activists to work towards the common goal of conservation.
“For too long, Washington has failed to take meaningful action on climate change, which is why we need a fighter like Nanette Barragán in Congress,” said Dean Francois, Sierra Club Political Chair of the Palos Verdes South Bay region. “We need politicians who reject the special interests of the present and fiercely guard our most basic resources, clean air and water, for the future. Her proven record of successfully standing up to Big Oil will make her a powerful advocate for conservation in the Capitol and her community.”
Barragán, the daughter of immigrants from Mexico, lives in San Pedro and 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.
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