FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2016
Contact: Mike Trujillo
Feminist Majority PAC Endorses Nanette Barragán for Congress
SAN PEDRO, CA – The momentum continues to build for Nanette Barragán in California’s 44th Congressional District as the Feminist Majority PAC announced their official endorsement for her campaign. This announcement comes on the heels of the influential and highly sought after endorsement of the Los Angeles Times.
“I cannot stress enough the importance of addressing issues such as women’s healthcare, domestic abuse and economic equity. Far too many families in my district struggle to make ends meet because of the fundamental lack of parity for women,” said Barragán. “The Feminist Majority PAC amplifies the voices of not only women but other groups in the civil rights and LGBT communities who have struggled for representation for too long. I have the utmost respect for the mission of the Feminist Majority PAC, which is why I am so honored to receive their endorsement. I look forward to adding to their chorus in Congress.”
The Feminist Majority PAC was founded in 2002 to support feminist candidates for president, Congress, and some state offices. The FM PAC, which assists endorsed candidates across the country with contributions and networking, seeks to end the under-representation of women and minorities in elected office and achieve political parity for women.
“The Feminist Majority PAC was founded with the goal of electing more strong women to leadership positions in this country, and we firmly believe that Nanette Barragán is more than capable of furthering that mission,” said Katherine Spillar, Executive Director, Feminist Majority Foundation. “Her record of beating the odds and breaking down gridlock gives us confidence that she will actually be able to make a difference in this Congress. We look forward to her leadership in our nation’s Capitol.”
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 Jr. High School, learned to swim at the 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. She currently works with one of Los Angeles’s largest and most prominent children’s advocacy organizations to provide free legal services to children in foster care who have special education needs.
Find more information here: www.barraganforcongress.com