State Senate Endorsements



ADA SoCal Endorses Caroline Menjivar for
State Senate District 43

Caroline Menjivar has not previously run for elected office. She is the child of Salvadorian immigrants and a former member of the Marine Corps. More recently she worked for the Los Angeles City Council and Office of the Mayor. She serves on the Board of the LGBTQ education nonprofit GLSEN Los Angeles.

Her priority issues are mental health, housing and homelessness, and climate action. Menjivar’s campaign has been endorsed by NARAL, Vote Vets, the California Democratic Legislative Women’s Caucus, and the Stonewall Democratic Club.

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 Vote for Ruth Luevanos for Congress on November 8th, 2022.

ADA SoCal Endorses Ben Allen for State Senate
District 24

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 November 8th, 2022.

ADA SoCal Endorses Maria Durazao for Congress CA-27

“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 onNovember 8th, 2022.


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