Along with my colleagues Janice Hahn and Hilda Solis, I’m pleased to endorse Nanette Barragán in her re-election campaign for U.S. Congress, District 44.
Nanette Diaz Barragán has spent her career working to empower the people who need a voice the most. She is a coalition builder. Nanette has demonstrated again and again her commitment to social justice and equality through her pro-bono work for immigrants, her voter protection work for President Obama, her work at the NAACP and now her legislative agenda in Congress.
She is a trailblazer. Barragán was the first Latina elected to the Hermosa Beach City Council, and she was the only new Democratic Latina elected to the U.S. House in 2016. In her words at the 25th Annual Empowerment Congress Summit: “Don’t be afraid, be empowered.”
Nanette stands for working people. She will push for an increase in the minimum wage, equal pay for women, and for paid leave so that working people are not forced to choose between their families and their jobs. She will stand against cuts being made to low-income communities, communities of color, and affordable housing, and for projects like the new apartment complex in Carson for veterans.
She is going to continue to tackle the tough problems we face including homelessness, affordable housing, and health care for all. I am proud to stand with Congresswoman Barragán—a bridge builder who knows how to get things done.