Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón
Speaks at at ADA SoCal Zoom Meeting


LA County D. A. George Gascón speaks at the ADA SoCal Board Meeting 4/6/21.  He spoke about his progressive values in dealing with Public Safety and his approach to Law Enforcement.   

Los Angeles County D.A George Gascón

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Trent Lange, director of California Clean Money, speaks about new Disclosure bills in the legislature.


Trent Lange 

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Daniel Lee for State Senate District 30!


ADA SoCal was glad that Holly Mitchell has been elected to the LA County Board of Supervisors.  In the race to replace her, we are very proud to be supporting Daniel Lee.  Daniel is currently serving on the Culver City City Council.  He has proven himself a champion on so many of the progressive issues ADA cares about, particularly the campaign to enact Single-Payer Healthcare in California.  He’s not getting any money from the big corporations that have corrupted our political process.

We are delighted to share with the first of a series of ads that were conceived and created by ADA SoCal President Clifford J. Tasner.  Please share these with friends and family who live in Senate District 30 (here’s a map of Senate District 30).  And please get involved!  This special election is the only election happening in Southern California this spring.  Electing another progressive to a body that has too many corporate Democrats in it is a worthwhile enterprise.  We’ve got two weeks left!  

Share the video!  Phone bank!  Call friends! And please vote for Daniel Lee! 

Instagram Link:

The campaign is hosting a virtual phone bank from 2-7 PM every day.  Just go to this link:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/18KJTqp2OzvFXqYNvVaj03wS5HrDp_ZhOjmzNBIyvhNE/edit?usp=sharing
Everything you need to know is laid out.  Optimally, you could use your phone to make the calls and your computer to log the results.  








The Fight for a More Progressive Los Angeles

Fresh on the heels of her historic election to the LA City Council, Activism Nithya Raman will be the special guest for our ADA SoCal December board meeting, speaking about The Fight for a More Progressive Los Angeles. All are welcome to join us!
The meeting will be Tuesday, December 1st at 7PM.
Register in advance for this meeting:
Any donation we receive at this meeting will be divided between our efforts in Southern California and helping support ADA National Organizers on the ground working to help Democrats win the Georgia Senate Run-off races in January.
Join us in our essential work fighting for a just, equitable and sustainable society, nation and world!
Americans for Democratic Action Southern California



Vote by Mail Early

Every year, pundits and politicians declare that “This year is the most important election you’ll ever vote in.”  And this year, it might be true.  This is the year that America comes closest to becoming an authoritarian, fascist country.  


Californians will be voting by mail, but if you want to make sure your ballot is counted, follow the instructions to the letter - make sure your signature looks like the one that’s on file - mail in your ballot early so that Trump’s postmaster general won’t delay it getting to where it can be counted.  We’ll share more information with details on how to make sure your ballot gets in properly as we get closer to the election.  

Below is a list of endorsements, and if you'd like to an explanation of our endorsements please click here.   If you would like to know how we pick our endorsements click here.

If you would like to download a PDF copy  click here



President: Joe Biden


US Congress:

District 27 - Judy Chu

District 29 - Angelica Dueñas

District 33 - Ted Lieu

District 34 – David Kim

District 37 - Karen Bass

District 43 - Maxine Waters

District 44 - Nanette Barragan

District 45 - Katie Porter

District 47 - Alan Lowenthal

District 50 - Ammar Campa-Najjar


California State Senate:

District 25 - Anthony Portantino

District 27 - Henry Stern


California Assembly:

District 43 - Laura Friedman

District 46 - Adrin Nazarian

District 47 - Eloise Reyes

District 59 - Reggie Jones Sawyer

District 63 - Maria Estrada

District 70 - Patrick O'Donnell


LA County Supervisor:

District 2 - Holly Mitchell


LA County District Attorney:

George Gascón


Superior Court

Office 72 - Steve Morgan

Office 80 - Klint James McKay


LA City Council

District 2 - Paul Kerkorian

District 4 - Nithya Raman

District 10 - Grace Yoo


Burbank City Council

Nick Schultz


Culver City Council

Khin Khin Gyi

Los Angeles School Board:

Patricia Castellanos, Scott Shmerelson

Los Angeles Community College District:

Trustee #1 – Andra Hoffman

Trustee #3 – Anthony Danna

Trustee #5 – Michelle Manos

Trustee #7 – Mike Fong

Garden Grove School Board – Nick Dibs

California Ballot Measures:

Prop. 15 – Split Roll on Prop. 13 -  YES
Prop. 16 – A Return to Affirmative Action –  YES
Prop. 17 – Would Allow Parolees to Vote - YES
Prop. 18 – Would Allow 17-year-olds to vote –    YES
Prop. 19 - Property Tax Exemptions -    YES
Prop. 20 – Tougher Parole –  NO
Prop. 21 – Rent Control –  YES
Prop. 22 – Special Rules for the Gig Economy –  NO
Prop. 23 – Kidney Dialysis –    YES
Prop. 24 – New Consumer Privacy-  YES
Prop. 25 – Eliminate Cash Bail -   YES
LA County Measure J – Alternatives to Incarceration - YES





The horror of George Floyd's murder has inspired a deep debate about re-envisioning Public Safety in America.  The call to “Defund The Police!” does not mean the elimination of law enforcement -- it means divesting money from bloated police budgets and investing instead in people to deal proactively with addiction, homelessness and mental illness. Gun-toting police aren’t the answer to these problems.  So many police shootings occur in the context of these issues.  

Militarizing the Police hasn’t reduced crime. Neither has throwing more and more money at police departments.  It’s time to try something different.  Eugene, Oregon has been diverting money from its police to the hiring of medics and social workers to address addiction issues, mental illness or homelessness ---and it’s been very effective.

The latest Los Angeles City Budget was slated to devote 54% of discretionary funds to the LAPD.  Now, in response to the protests, the City Council is considering cutting between $100 and $150 million from Mayor Garcetti's original budget. But this is merely rolling back a yearly hike in spending — it's not the serious change that’s needed.  New York's City Council is talking about cutting $1 billion from their police budget, so LA could make more drastic cuts and fund needed community services. This would also free up police officers to do things they are uniquely suited to - such as solving crimes!  

Black Lives Matter has put together a powerful proposal along these lines.  You can read it at: https://peoplesbudgetla.com.

We’re asking LA Residents to call their City Council members and ask them to get serious about a new approach to public safety -- substantial cuts to LAPD and moving the money into community services for crime prevention and for non-violent crisis resolution. Tell them his is the moment for real substantive change, not merely trimming around the edges. Here is a list of Los Angeles City Council members:



Map of Council District Boundaries

Council Member District 1 - Gil Cedillo   (213)473-7001
Council Member District 2 - Paul Krekorian (213) 473-7002
Council Member District 3 - Bob Blumenfield (213) 473-7003
Council Member District 4 - David E. Ryu (213) 473-7004
Council Member District 5 - Paul Koretz (213) 473-7005
Council Member District 6 - Nury Martinez (213) 473-7006
Council Member District 7 - Monica Rodriguez (213) 473-7007
Council Member District 8 - Marqueece Harris-Dawson (213) 473-7008
Council Member District 9 - Curren D. Price, Jr. (213) 473-7009
Council Member District 10 - Herb J. Wesson, Jr. (213) 473-7010
Council Member District 11 - Mike Bonin (213) 473-7011
Council Member District 12 - John Lee (213) 473-7012
Council Member District 13 - Mitch O'Farrell (213) 473-7013
Council Member District 14 - Jose Huizar (213) 473-7014
Council Member District 15 - Joe Buscaino (213) 473-7015


When you’ve made the call, please email us back at [email protected] and let us know what the result of your call was.  

Let’s work together to build a just, equitable and less violent city and nation! We encourage you to join ADA and support the work we're doing!  [Donate]


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