Compton Herald endorses Nanette Barragán for Congress

The Compton Herald endorses Nanette Barragan for Congress. Photo: Nanette Barragan

Unbought, uncompromised, unbeholden to special interest groups, Nanette Barragán is the Compton Herald’s choice for Congress

COMPTON  — Today, the Compton Herald, formerly Metropolis newspaper, a strong voice of the Compton community for nearly a decade, announces its endorsement of  Nanette Barragán for Congress in the general election in California’s 44th District.

The Herald, formerly Metropolis newspaper, has been a strong voice in the Compton community for nearly a decade, which has given an unabridged voice to the people of Compton.

“To receive the endorsement of the Compton Herald is incredibly meaningful to me,” said Barragán. “The Herald is a publication that understands at an intimate level the hopes, needs, struggles, and triumphs of the Compton community. It is the voice of the people of Compton, and its commitment to holding leadership accountable and bringing urgent issues to light provides an invaluable service. To have earned the Compton Herald’s endorsement is a reminder that every community needs a representative who not only embodies the values of the community but understands exactly what it needs to succeed.”

Nanette_Barragan_Democrat_for_CongressThe Compton Herald was founded by Jarrette Fellows, Jr., who serves as CEO, publisher,  and editor.  For nearly 10 years, the Herald, formerly known as Metropolis Los Angeles, has been an invaluable source of information and support, bringing the city together and providing an excellent example to aspiring Compton journalists.

“We firmly believe that Nanette Barragán is the best choice to represent California’s 44th District,” Fellows said. “It’s about who’s going to work diligently for the city without the interference of special interests groups who have no heart for Compton, but are only concerned about their own selfish desires. Nanette Barragán was the only candidate to reach out to us. We were quite impressed with her new energy and the fact that she is unbought, uncompromised, and unbeholden to special interest groups.

“And as an advocate for foster children and immigrant families, Barragán has demonstrated an incredible commitment to representing those who have been systematically disenfranchised. Her experiences at the NAACP where she worked on racial justice issues, as a councilwoman, and a lawyer have given her the tools and skills to be an effective fighter for this largely Latino- and African-American community in Congress. The Herald will do its utmost to help Nanette Barragán  succeed in November,” Fellows added.

The daughter of immigrants from Mexico, Barragán 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 Latina elected to the Hermosa Beach City Council.

Barragán 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.

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Compton Herald serves as an important objective voice providing general coverage of important issues that impact the public to up-close-and-personal investigative stories of public officials. The Herald also strives to publish the profiles and features of local interest that serve to re-define a city beset by previous images that have characterized Compton as a haven of crime and violence.