Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragan (left) and Sen. Kamala Harris (File Photos)

Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) kicked off her re-election campaign and announced a major endorsement from California Senator Kamala Harris.

“It has been a great honor to represent this California district in Congress and I am humbly asking the people in our community to support me once again.  We are facing great challenges here at home and an awful president in the White House who has kept our communities and our values under constant assault.  We must continue the fight for economic equality, environmental justice, and protections for our Dreamers,” said Congresswoman Barragán. “In the short amount of time since my election, I have been working hard to make our airports safer, to create a path to citizenship for all of our veterans, and to help lead the way on congressional hearings into allegations of sexual misconduct in the national security community. Over the course of this campaign, I hope to earn the continued support of our community.”

In announcing her endorsement, Senator Harris released the following statement:

“California’s families are fortunate to have a bold advocate and strong leader in Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán. Nanette has shown a commitment to serving all our communities and is a tireless advocate for civil rights, criminal justice reform, and protecting our Dreamers. We need her in Congress.”