FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 9, 2015
Contact: Mike Trujillo
mike [at] barraganforcongress [dot] com
Mexican American Bar Association (MABA) endorses Nanette Barragán for Congress
San Pedro, CA – Today, the nearly 1,000 member strong Mexican American Bar Association (MABA) endorsed Nanette Barragán in the Democratic Primary for California’s 44th Congressional District.
The Mexican American Bar Association is one of the most prominent and largest Latino bar associations in the nation. Members include attorneys, judges, elected officials, law school students and business people of many ethnic backgrounds. MABA members have drafted legislation that helps protect the rights of the Latino community. MABA has also championed legislation that helped eliminate the illegal practice of law by non-attorneys, who have targeted the immigrant community seeking residency or citizenship status.
“MABA is proud to endorse Nanette Barragán for Congress. Nanette is a MABA member and Latina lawyer with a proven track record of representing Latino refugees fleeing violence in their native country, families in adoption cases and ensuring children’s special educational needs are met. She also served as the first Latina ever elected in Hermosa Beach,” said 2016 MABA President Maria Ramirez. “Congress needs a leader like her who will work to ensure all families have a shot at the American dream.”
On the endorsement, Barragán said “I am honored to have earned the support of my fellow MABA members. They are an indispensable resource for addressing the issues that impact our community. As a proud Latina and the daughter of immigrants from Mexico, I have fought for the rights of the most vulnerable members of our community throughout my career. I look forward to continuing that fight in Congress.”
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.
For more information or to get involved with her campaign, visit www.BarraganforCongress.com.