Meet Local Hero Nominees: Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) and Rep. Jimmy Gomez (CA-34)

Representing their Southern California districts in the U.S. Congress, the two share interest in issues that matter locally: environmental and health justice, strengthening the economy, comprehensive healthcare and accessible education.

Title: California Congressional Representatives 

Organization/Business: United States House of Representatives

Websites: https://barragan.house.gov/ and https://gomez.house.gov/

“Representatives Nanette Barragán and Jimmy Gomez fight for the rights and inclusion of their constituents every day, whether in downtown LA, South Central, Long Beach, or even at the border. They set the example of the representation we need and deserve in Congress.” – Lori Margaret, Nominator

About the nominees:

Nanette Diaz Barragán and Jimmy Gomez both were born and raised in Southern California, each of them a child of immigrant parents who moved to California from Mexico. Representing their Southern California districts in the U.S. Congress, the two share interest in issues that matter locally: environmental and health justice, strengthening the economy, comprehensive healthcare and accessible education. Their mutual concern for immigration rights and reform has led them to visit the Mexican/American border to observe and, on occasion, to become intimately involved with the immigration crisis. In 2019 Representative Barragán was appointed to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce which is at the forefront of combating climate change. Representative Gomez sits on the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Committee on Oversight and Reform.

More on Representative Nanette Barragán:

https://nowthisnews.com/videos/politics/barragan-questions-nielsen-on-asylum-policy

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=358823004733767

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/07/20/rep-nannette-barragan-met-us-citizen-border-patrol-custody/1785057001/

More on Representative Jimmy Gomez:

https://gomez.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=421

https://gomez.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1680

https://gomez.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1746

https://gomez.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1613

https://gomez.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1741

https://gomez.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1695