Endorsements for the November 8th 2022 General Election


 "Welcome to the Southern California chapter of Americans for Democratic Action, a premier multi-issue progressive political advocacy organization in the United States. We were founded in 1947 by Eleanor Roosevelt, Arthur Schlesinger Jr, and Hubert H. Humphrey."

Americans for Democratic Action is a nationwide, multi-issue progressive/Left organization that was founded by Eleanor Roosevelt in 1947. The  Southern California Chapter is the largest and most active. We are working on supporting and electing progressive candidates who will put the needs of their constituents ahead of corporate donors. We are committed to Single-Payer Healthcare (Medicare For All), staving off the Climate Catastrophe that is bearing down on us and fighting against the corruptive influence of Big Money on our Electoral System.

You can become a member of ADA SoCal here: DONATE and support the work we’re doing. Board meetings are usually the first Tuesday of the month and all are welcome to attend and participate. Let us strive to create a more just, equitable and sustainable community, state, society, nation and world!






Americans for Democratic Action, Southern California Chapter Urges Ceasefire, Solidarity Against Slaughter


In the wake of October's barbaric and deplorable violence by Hamas, we have seen many statements and demonstrations proclaiming Solidarity with Israel, and many words and events around the world proclaiming Solidarity with Palestine. 
Despite our empathy for Israelis anguished and rightfully enraged over barbarous attacks on innocent civilians, and for Palestinians anguished and rightfully angry over years of oppression and abuses under military occupation or confinement in the open-air prison of Gaza --indeed BECAUSE of empathy with victims of both kinds -- those who look to avert further tragedies and bloodshed must not be taking simplistic stands of "solidarity" with either Israel or Palestine.
ADA SoCal instead calls for solid opposition to war crimes by all parties, attacks on civilians by any forces, and for a solid stance by the U.S. government against escalation of the current crisis.
  •  To minimize the likelihood of such escalation, and its costs in innocent lives, ADA SoCal urges the prompt release by Hamas of all civilian hostages, beginning with the immediate and unconditional release of children, the elderly and the medically infirm. 
  • Whereas an escalation of bombing or attempted occupation of Gaza risks a wider war involving other Middle East actors, ADA SoCal stands with the United Nations and world opinion in calling for an immediate cessation of bombing of civilian targets and orders for mass evacuations. 
  •   Whereas no party can effectively bomb its way to a lasting peace or stable security, ADA SoCal urges Congress to take a measured and carefully critical position on expanding military assistance to Israel, limiting that aid to purely defensive weaponry and not to providing equipment likely to be used against civilian populations. 
  • Whereas such an escalation and the likelihood of U.S. forces being drawn in is increasingly apparent and a serious danger to Americans, both military and civilian, at home and abroad, ADA SoCal commends and supports the courageous call of some 18 progressive and peace-minded Congress members for a cease-fire, and condemns the unscrupulous campaign of propaganda suggesting that their stance constitutes "antisemitism." 

  • Such accusations of prejudice are not only groundless but inhibit those honestly searching for alternatives to slaughter and toward a road toward peace. We urge members of Congress who have not yet joined the cease-fire call to do so.
  •  Whereas the seeds of antisemitism and of Islamophobia linger just below the surface in America as in many countries, the escalation of Israeli-Arab conflict in the Middle East poses a threat to Jewish and Muslim Americans, a secondary but important reason for the U.S. government and all Americans to bend their utmost efforts toward a peaceful and just solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict. 

If you agree with ADA SoCal on this issue, please cut and paste this resolution into an email to your elected Representative. Let them know that you’re a member of ADA SoCal as well.

Endorsements for the March 5 th 2024 Primary Election

Ballots for the March 5 th California Primary Election have been arriving in our mailboxes. This is
a very challenging election facing us. So many of us on the Left are disheartened that President
Biden is enabling a horrific human rights crisis in Gaza. Some of the most dependable
Democratic constituencies; Young People, African Americans and Muslim Americans are so
distressed that they are thinking of sitting this election out. We mustn’t succumb to that kind of
despair. Even if you can’t bring yourself to cast a vote for the President, there are so many
other races on the ballot where Progressives who share our values are running against MAGA
Conservatives and Corporate Centrists, so there’s always a reason to vote!

ADA SoCal offers you our endorsements for the Primary. You can go to our home page ADA SoCal and see
whom we're endorsing. You can click on each name and find out more about them and their campaign. You
can also learn why we made many of the endorsements we made and you can learn more about
our Endorsement process.
And you can download a printable pdf that you can use to fill out your ballot. 
ADA strives to support credible, viable Progressives who will serve their constituents rather than corporate
donors. Please consider donating to ADA SoCal so we can continue our work supporting these candidates
and then, after we elect them, holding their feet to the fire so they deliver on their promises.
And be sure to vote in this most important Primary Election.
To see ADA SoCal's Candidate endorsements click here


US Senate - Barbara Lee
US House of Representatives:
District 23: Derek Marshall
District 28: Judy Chu
District 29: Angelica Dueñas
District 30: Laura Friedman
District 32: Chris Ahuja 
District 34: David Kim
District 36: Ted Lieu
District 37: Sydney Kamlager-Dove
District 38: Linda T. Sanchez
District 39: Mark Takano
District 43: Maxine Waters
District 44: Nanette Barragán

State Senate:
District 26: Maria Durazo
District 27: Henry Stern
District 29: Eloise Reyes

District 40: Pilar Schiavo
District 44: Nick Schultz
District 52: Genesis Coronado
District 55: Isaac Bryan
District 57: BabaAkili
District 62: María Estrada

Los Angeles Board of Supervisors: 
Seat 2: Holly Mitchell
Seat 4: Janice Hahn
Seat 5: Konstantine Anthony

Los Angeles District Attorney:
  George Gascón

Judge of the Superior Court:
Office 12: Lynn Diane Olson
Office 39: George Turner
Office 48: Ericka Wiley
Office 97: La Shae Henderson
Office 137: Tracey M. Blount

Los Angeles Unified School District:
Seat 3 - Scott Schmerelson 
Seat 5 – Fidencio Gallardo

Los Angeles City Council
District 2: Jillian Burgos
District 8: Marqueece Harris-Dawson
District 10: Aura Vazquez
District 12: Serena Olberstein
District 14: Ysabel Jurado
LA County Democratic Party Central Committee:

40 th District:
Betty Doumas-Toto
Michelle Fowle
Melissa Garcia Mardoyan
Renay Grace Rodriguez
Isaac Lieberman
Margret Finnstrom
Christine LaMonica

41st District:
Todd Jones

43rd District:
Clifford Tasner
Angélica Dueñas
Amy Sue Fall
Karen Almanza

44 th District:
Carolyn M. Hoff
Shanna Ingalsbee
Alton F. Reed
Joyce M. Rubin
Bonnie Shaun
Jerilyn V. Stapleton
Analisa Swan

45th District:
Jason Small
Michelle Verne
Chris Manabe
Yessica M. Manabe

48th District:
Denis P. Recendes

49th District:
Paul Cole Padilla
Melissa Mia Michelson
Deana Igelsrud
Isabel Storey
Michael Soloff

51st District:
Deana Igelsrud
Isabel Storey
Michael Soloff
Danielle Wilson
Eddie Mendoza

52nd District:
Jessica Craven
Koreen Ceea
Nico Gardner Serna
Dr. Rocio Rivas
Luis López
Rocio Rivas
Mia Livas Porter
Jeanine Rohn

54th District:
Sarah Hernandez

55th District:
Sarah Roos
Leah Pressman
Lindsay Carlson

56th District:
Zenaida Huerta
Stephanie Terrazas
Cynthia Pantiño Talmich
Vanessa Tyson

57th District:
Wendy Ruiz

62nd District:
Juan Muñoz-Guevara

64th District:
Fidencio Gallardo
Roberto A. Alvarez

65th District:
Fatima Iqbal-Zubair
Carrie Scoville

66th District:
Wade Martin Kyle
Maggie Hoyt
Michelle Henderson

69th District:
Christopher Duval
Joseph Luis Piñon
Monica Ratliff


SoCal ADA Presents

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Saturday, April 22, 2023
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"Roadmap to Safe Energy Future


"Ballona Wetlands: Is the Coast Toast"?


"Our Plastic World"


The L.A. County Ordinance 2023


"The Problem with Diablo Canyon
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In the next few weeks, the California Democratic Party is holding ADEMs (Assembly District Election Meetings) where delegates are elected in each of California’s 80 Assembly districts. 
Electing Progressives to serve as delegates to the Party can help us in our struggle to make the California Democratic Party less-beholden to corporate interests and more responsive to the needs of the most vulnerable in our society. 

You can go to our ADEM ENDORSEMENTS PAGE to see a list of our endorsed ADEM candidates. 

You can find out your Assembly District here: 

You can find out more about the ADEMs here and find helpful links:

It is too late to register to vote by mail, but not too late to register to vote in person. Please do that right away so you can participate. Once the location and time of your district’s ADEM is scheduled, this page will link you to that information. 

You can see the list of candidates running in each Assembly District here:

Above the list of candidates for each list is a link to Candidate Statements.

ADA SoCal has endorsed the folks we believe to be the most progressive running in a lot of the districts where we have membership, but there are some districts that we don’t know which progressives are running, so reading Candidate Statements in those districts is helpful.

Many of our endorsed candidates are running on slates, a strategy that makes it easier to elect a group of good candidates. The vast majority of the folks we’ve endorsed are running on Progressive Slates. This website can be a resource to learn more about them:

The Progressive Delegate Network will be posting information about some of the other progressives running. 

If you’re a registered Democrat, please participate in the ADEM elections so we can move the Democratic Party in a more progressive direction!




 Please take two minutes right now by clicking to register to vote in the January 2023 Delegate Elections. More below, and how to find out if you are in the new AD51 - or what district you are in. but my ask today is just to register to vote by mail ASAP.  TODAY IS THE LAST DAY REGISTER NOW!

This is an internal Democratic Party election, so the County Registrar won’t send you a ballot. Instead, you must request a ballot by Dec. 31. PLEASE Do it now so it’s not hanging over your holiday dinner table! I NEED EVERY VOTE WHICH I CAN GET.  Here’s how:

1.     Go to ademelections.com/register/mail.

2.     Enter the info corresponding to your voter registration and press “Submit.” If you need to check your voter registration data, email me.

3.     Follow the usual 2-step verification process on the next page. When prompted, enter the code you’re emailed. This will get you the PIN you’ll need to put on your ballot for it to count. Keep your PIN safe, but you can find it here if you lose it.


Your ballot should arrive around Jan. 6; votes due back by Jan. 31. 


 Your vote will be for delegates who will represent your decision for who you want for the office of President etc. of the Democratic Party.





Cori Bush AND Nina Turner!!!

A once in a lifetime opportunity to see two of the most progressive, outspoken and well-spoken legislators in the country -- together!!!!  

This event is to raise funds for Cori's security.  She is receiving constant death threats and Congress does not provide security for "run of the mill" congress people -- so we need to step up to the plate to keep her safe.

We have kept the entry donation affordable, but remember, this is a fundraiser so bring your checkbook or credit cards.

This will also be a time to get together with our friends to celebrate some of our November wins at the polls (think Karen Bass, et al) - TOGETHER, for the first time in quite a while!  Let's Party!

Holiday Party with a Purpose


Cori Bush

(with Nina Turner)



Saturday   December 17

2:00 ~ 4:30pm


Santa Monica

(Dress Warmly, and in Layers -- The Party will be Outdoors)


Hosted by

Jan Goodman, Jerry Manpearl, Susie Shannon, Amy Vilela, Alan Minsky

BOE Member Tony Vasquez, State Senator Ben Allen,

Santa Monica Mayor Sue Himmelrich

LA Councilmembers Hugh Soto Martinez & Mike Bonin

Dorothy Reik, Carlos Marroquin, Howie Klein

Progressive Democrats of America,
and Feel the Bern San Fernando Valley

lease mention who you were invited by when you RSVP for security purposes as we want to ensure the safety of our guests.  Address will be provided upon RSVP


Support Raphael Warnock for US Senate



Help make calls to Georgia to provide frequent Black Voters with their early voting locations, among other details on how to vote in the December 6, 2022 Raphael Warnock vs. Hershel Walker Senate runoff election. Early voting starts on November 28th!

Getting Senator Warnock re-elected and having a 51 to 49 advantage will make a significant difference in the balance of power.  

If Reverend Warnock wins the December 2nd Senate run-off, Democrats will have a majority on all Senate committees – that majority is essential for judiciary appointments, cabinet appointments, and for discharging petitions out of Senate committees. 

Having that 51st senator will also make Machin irrelevant. 

Your calls to frequent Black voters can make all the difference in what promises to be a close run-off election.




WATCH Harvey Wasserman's discussion about what you can do to help with Center for Common Ground Founder & CEO Andrea Miller, and Atlanta Georgia NAACP Political Director Ray McClendon 


Southern California Americans for Democratic Action is partnering with the Center for Common Ground, the Atlanta NAACP and the Grass Roots Election Protection Coalition to make sure that Senator Warnock returns to the U.S. Senate.


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ADA SoCal Endorsements

Here is the list of endorsements for the November 8th, 2022 Election.
Please refer here to the Endorsements Link ,on it you'll find HOW WE MAKE OUR ENDORSEMENTS.

Click here for printable Endorsements Document


State Administrators

Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tony Thurmond

Board of Equalization Member District 3: Tony Vazquez

U.S House of Representatives

District 27: Christy Smith

District 28: Judy Chu

District 29: Angelica Deuñas

District 33: Ted Lieu

District 34: David Kim

District 37: Sydney Kamlager

District 38: Linda Sanchez

District 40: Asif Mahmood

District 43: Maxine Waters

District 44: Nannette Barragan

District 45: Jay Chen

District 47: Katie Porter

District 49: Mike Levin

California State Senate

District 20: Caroline Menjivar

District 24: Ben Allen

District 26: Maria Elena Durazo

California State Assembly

District 40: Pilar Schaivo

District 44: Laura Friedman

District 50: Eloise Reyes

District 51: Louis Abramson

District 52: Miguel Santiago

District 57: Reggie Jones Sawyer

District 62: Maria Estrada

District 65: Fatima Iqbal-Zubair

Judicial Races

Office#3  Sherilyn Peace Garrette

Office#60  Anna Reitano

Office#67  Elizabeth Lashley-Haynes

Office#70  Holly Hancock

Office#118 Carol Jiyoung Park

Office#151  Patrick Hare

Office#156  Carol Elsewick

Los Angeles County Sheriff: Robert Luna

Los Angels Board of County Supervisors:  Lindsey Horvath


District 2: Rocio Rivas

District 6: Kelly Gonez


Los Angeles Community College District:

Seat 2:

Steve Veres

Seat 7:

Nancy Pearlman


Los Angeles City Mayor: Karen Bass

City Attorney: Faisal Gil

City Controller: Kenneth Mejia

Los Angeles City Council

District 5: Katy Young Yaroslavsky

District 11:Erin Darling

District 13:Hugo Soto Martinez 

District 15: Danielle Sandoval

Culver City City Council

Khin Khin Gyi

Montebello School Board

Nelly Nieblas

Aaron Reveles

Ballot Measures
• Proposition 1 – Right to Reproductive Freedom – Yes
• Proposition 26 – In-person Sports Wagering – No
• Proposition 27 – Online Sports Wagering – No
• Proposition 28 – Additional Funding for Arts & Music Education – Yes
• Proposition 29 – Licensed Medical Professionals at Kidney Dialysis Clinics – Yes
• Proposition 30 – Tax on Millionaires for Air Pollution Reduction – Yes
• Proposition 31 – Prohibit Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products – Yes
• LA County Measure A – Remove a Sheriff for Just Cause – Yes
• LA County Measure C – County Cannabis tax – No
• Pasadena Measure H – rent control, “just cause” evictions – Yes
• LA City Measure LH – Additional Low income housing – Yes
• LA City Measure SP – Parks & Recreation Facilities Parcel Tax – Yes
• LA City Measure ULA – Affordable Housing & Tenant Assistance – Yes
• LA Measure LA – Community College Safety, Repair & Job Training - Yes



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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