State Senate Endorsements



ADA SoCal Endorses Henry Stern for
State Senate District27

Dedicated environmental champion and Angeleno, Senator Henry Stern proudly represents the 27th Senate District, from Los Angeles to Ventura County. First elected in November 2016, Senator Stern legislates on the frontlines for sustainable practices and the protection of California's natural resources. 

After the horrific 2018, Woosley fire destroyed his home; Senator Stern displayed his commitment to wildfire resilience by authoring the Wildfire Resilience through Community and Ecology Act (2021). This legislation sparked Governor Newsom’s idea for the CA Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force at the state and neighborhood levels, identifying high-risk buildings in wildfire-prone areas and enhancing fire-safe building standards. 

A fierce advocate for environmental justice, Senator Stern took on the oil and gas industry to protect his community and the environment. Notably, he led efforts to close down the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility, which at the time had the largest methane leak recorded. Additionally, Senator Stern has pushed for increased disclosure requirements when oil companies employ toxic acid treatment procedures for drilling operations. These efforts all contribute to Senator Stern's legacy of attacking climate change and protecting vulnerable communities.

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 Vote for Henry Stern for Congress on March 5th, 2024.

ADA SoCal Endorses Eloise Gomez Reyes for State Senate
District 29

Ben worked for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, and then as communications director for Congressman Jose Serrano (D-NY).  He is a senior fellow with the international human rights organization Humanity in Action, an Aspen Institute-Rodel Fellow, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a graduate of the Jewish Federation’s New Leaders Project. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University, where he graduated magna cum laude in History; a Masters degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Cambridge, and a Juris Doctor degree from UC Berkeley. He is fluent in Spanish.

For three years prior to his election to the Senate, he was a lecturer at UCLA’s Law School, where he taught education law and policy.  He and his wife Melanie, an attorney, live in Santa Monica and have a little son, Ezra.

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Vote for Ben Allen for State Senate on March 5th, 2024.






ADA SoCal Endorses Maria Durazao for Congress CA-26

“I decided to follow Cesar Chavez’ example and dedicate myself to a life
empowering others.

“I’ve won affordable health care for thousands of families.

“I want every young Californian to have a shot at a college education they can afford… like I had. I want every older Californian to be secure in their home.

I led my union to stand for marriage equality, raise the minimum wage, and against Trump’s assault on immigrants.

“I am not asking you to send me to Sacramento. I am asking you to come with me to the State Capitol. Because I believe more in the power of people coming together than I do in the power of government. ”

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Vote for Maria Durazo for Congress on March 5th, 2022.


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