FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 3, 2016
Contact: Mike Trujillo
Isadore Hall Pressures Insiders To Silence Nanette Diaz Barragán At Protest Of Trump’s Treatment Of Women & Minorities
SAN PEDRO, CA – Tomorrow, local leaders will gather at the Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes to protest Trump’s treatment of women in business and politics. Despite initially being slated to speak at the event, candidate for California’s 44th district Nanette Diaz Barragán saw her invitation revoked at the last minute due to immense pressure applied by Senator Isadore Hall and his fellow Sacramento insiders.
Nanette Barragán has been an outspoken and effective critic of Mr. Trump throughout his candidacy. Barragán has consistently taken the time to reach out to voters about the race at the top of the ticket. Presumably, Senator Hall did not want to see his congressional opponent, a strong, Latina woman, provide a powerful rebuke of Donald Trump and his sexist, racist, misogynistic business practices.
“I am shocked and ashamed by the behavior of Senator Hall and his cronies in Sacramento,” said Barragán Campaign Manager Michael Trujillo. “Donald Trump’s candidacy is a threat to every American, and to holster an effective attack against him because of petty local politics is exactly why voters have provided such a strong rebuke of establishment politics. I hope the voters will take note that Senator Isadore Hall is, once again, putting his own political aspirations ahead of the good of his district and our nation.”
Nanette Diaz 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 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. 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