FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 6, 2016
Contact: Mike Trujillo
Local Activist and Former CA-44 Candidate Morris Griffin Endorses Nanette Barragán
SAN PEDRO, CA – Prominent local activist and former competitor in California’s 44th district, Morris Griffin, has officially endorsed Nanette Barragán for Congress. As a leader in the African American community, Mr. Griffin cited Nanette’s commitment to fostering economic stability and environmental justice as reasons for his endorsement.
“I believe that Nanette is the best candidate to represent California’s 44th Congressional district,” said Mr. Griffin. “You get to know your competitors well, and, after a well fought primary, I truly respect Nanette’s integrity and commitment to the people of this district. More than anything, this community needs stable jobs and clean air, and I know she will serve these interests well. I look forward to her leadership in Congress.”
Beloved throughout the community, “Big Money Griff” is a strong advocate for living wage jobs and protecting Social Security for this generation and the next. He is also in favor of increasing mental health services and revitalizing downtown South Gate. Mr. Griffin stands with Nanette’s plans to foster sustainable manufacturing and clean energy jobs along the Alameda Corridor.
“It is an honor to receive Mr. Griffin’s support in this election,” said Barragán. “As a local activist myself, I know that real, effective change starts at the local level, which is why it is so important to me to have local support in this election. Mr. Griffin is a prominent voice for this community, and I truly appreciate his endorsement.”
Barragán, the daughter of immigrants from Mexico, grew up in Carson and the surrounding areas where she attended Stephen M. White Junior 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.
Find more information here: www.barraganforcongress.com.