U.S House of Representatives


These five progressive candidates are mounting insurgent campaigns against
corporate centrist Democrats who put the needs of their donors ahead of those of
their constituents. We hope that they can win or at least make it into a run-off. We
have seen the sobering effect that having a progressive challenge can have on a
centrist candidate. All of a sudden, they start to prioritize policies that help
people. Let’s provide them with lots of incentive to do that!

US House of Representatives:
District 29: Angelica Dueñas
District 32: Shervin Aazami
District 34: David Kim
District 46: Mike Ortega
District 50: Kylie Louie Vie Benitez Taitano

District 62: Maria Estrada
Maria Estrada is once again challenging Speaker of the Assembly Anthony
Rendón. Rendón was the legislator who killed SB562, the bill that would have
created a Single-Payer healthcare system in California and saved our state
upwards of $500 billion over the next decade. But the lavish donations from the
Pharmaceutical and Health Insurance industry demonstrated where Rendón’s
priorities were. Although he has claimed that he now supports Single Payer,
when the bill was up for consideration, he used none of his leverage and allowed
it to be pulled from consideration. Let’s not reward this kind of corporate

Below are all the endorsed candidates for the House of Representatives.

ADA SoCal Endorses Ruth Luevanos for Congress CA-27

As a mother in a three-generation household, Ruth knows that families raising children, taking care of parents and trying to make ends meet cannot wait any longer for politicians with empty promises. She knows that we need action now in Congress.

Ruth is a teacher, who has driven the 14 and has felt the pain many of us feel in the AV of having to drive 55 miles for work each day.

Ruth has already defeated a Republican to win her seat on the Simi Valley City Council so she knows what it takes to win

Ruth is already doing the work. Helping fight the touch fights we face in the AV.

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 Vote for Ruth Luevanos for Congress on June 7, 2022.

ADA SoCal Endorses Judy Chu for Congress CA-28

Judy Chu was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2009. She represents a southern California district that includes Pasadena, the west San Gabriel Valley and the foothill communities of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Rep. Chu currently serves on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over legislation pertaining to taxes, revenues, Social Security, and Medicare. In that Committee, Rep. Chu is a member of the Subcommittees on Health, Worker and Family Support, and Oversight giving her oversight over healthcare reform and crucial safety net programs. She also serves on the House Small Business Committee, which has oversight over the Small Business Administration, and serves on the House Budget Committee.

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Vote for Judy Chu for Congress on June 7, 2022.


ADA SoCal Endorses Angelica Deuñas for Congress CA-29

Like so many other working-class women, I’m so proud to be the first person in my family to achieve higher education. Of course, that pride and joy was unmatched by my parents and extended family, and it will always be one of those times I hold dear to my heart.

I  know, first-hand, the priorities of the District, and empathize with the needs of America’s working families everywhere. Our government will not work for us until voters elect members of America’s working class to Congress.

We need people that, not only look and talk like us, but people who will not turn their backs on their own communities for profit and big corporate checks. As a member of Congress, I will put #PeopleFirst and fight for policies that work for our communities to deliver results that bring tangible improvements to the lives of her San Fernando Valley constituents. 

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Vote for Angelica Deuñas for Congress on June 7, 2022.

ADA SoCal Endorses Shervin Aazami For Congress, 32nd District

We need new representation for the San Fernando Valley and LA’s Westside in Congress. We need bold, progressive policies that meet the needs of working class people. We need to take this fight to the highest levels of power. And we need to use every resource to build political movements for justice in our communities. This grassroots and people-first campaign is focused on exactly that - creating a new political coalition here in California’s 32nd Congressional District committed to transformative change to our systems of government.

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Vote for Shervin Aazami for Congress on June 7, 2022.

ADA SoCal Endorses Ted Lieu for Congress, 33nd District

Ted is the author of first-of-its-kind legislation to ban the fraudulent practice of so-called “gay conversation therapy,” as well as a bill to improve our criminal justice system by eliminating the injustice of money bail. The very first bill Ted introduced when he got to Washington was legislation to address climate change modeled on California’s landmark Global Warming Solutions Act, which he coauthored when he served in the State Legislature. Ted also led the call for investigations into Exxon Mobil’s decades-long campaign of misinformation about climate science.

Ted’s numerous accomplishments have not gone unnoticed.  He was honored by the Daily Dot as an “Internet Freedom Hero” for his work on behalf of Internet privacy.  Leading environmental news and advocacy organization, The Grist, named him one of their “Top 50 Influencers” for 2016.  The Hill included Ted as one of its “10 rising stars in the energy and environment world.”  The Washington Post and LA Times have published profiles on Ted's resistance to our current President.  Ted has also been featured on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Democracy Now, the Chelsea Handler Show, Comedy Central, and Real Time With Bill Maher.

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Vote for Ted Lieu for Congress on June 7, 2022.

ADA SoCal Endorses David Kim for Congress for District  34

Our district is the 10th poorest in the nation. We deserve more from our elected officials.

We are living in a historic crisis that has tested our wellbeing from every angle: our health, finances, bad credit payday loans and societal bonds. Healing will require bold solutions, which cannot happen if we re-elect a representative who takes 98.8% of his money from big donors and corporate PACs.

Our grassroots campaign will meet this moment with the historic policies it calls for. Through Universal Basic Income, Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, Homes Guarantee, and comprehensive police, immigration, and foreign policy reform, we will push our government’s focus back to putting Community First.

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Vote for David Kim for U.S. Congress on June 7, 2022.

ADA SoCal Endorses Daniel Wayne Lee for Congress CA-37

We are at a critical juncture as a nation where the survival of the human race, not to mention our own democracy are on the line.  We need to elect Democrats who are principled, un compromised public servants who are not bought and paid for by big corporations, Daniel lee is such a candidate.

He has demonstrated time and time again as a Culver City Councilmember and now Mayor, his commitment to fighting for his constituents and standing up to the corporate agenda.

Daniel Lee embodies the kind of leadership  but a leader in the national movement to save our democracy and save our planet from the destruction of climate change.

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Vote for Daniel Lee for Congress on June 7, 2022.

ADA SoCal Endorses Linda Sanchez,  U.S. Congress District 38

As a leader in Congress, Linda Sánchez is a strong advocate for California’s working families. She is committed to strengthening our middle class, providing a safe and quality education for our children, and encouraging economic growth and job creation through innovation and manufacturing.

As a Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Labor and Working Families Caucus, Linda advocates for California’s hard-working families. She champions policies to ensure that workers are safe on the job, from both workplace accidents and employer intimidation and retaliation. Linda brings government and the business community together to attract good paying jobs to Southern California.

In Congress, Linda serves on the prestigious House Committee on Ways and Means where she works on tax, trade, retirement security, and healthcare issues. She is working to reform our tax code so that it is simple, fair, and provides certainty to working families and small businesses.

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Vote for Linda Sanchez for Congress on June 7, 2022.

ADA SoCal Endorses Cristina Garcia for Congress CA-42

Once elected, Cristina quickly realized that the state legislative
process often ignored frontline communities like the Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) neighborhoods where she was raised. As she saw it, a variety of factors led to the proliferation of environmental injustice, including systemic racism and even sheer neglect by the very elected officials who historically represented SELA communities. Cristina vowed to be different, and she has been.

As a legislator, she has had several key EJ bills pass into law. AB-617, a first-in-the-nation public policy mandated the lowering of polluting air emissions in vulnerable frontline communities. AB-1132, set in motion the ability for air districts to immediately shut down toxic polluters who are posing an imminent danger to public health. She was also instrumental in creating a funding stream to clean up man-made environmental disasters like Exide. Most recently, she helped secure almost $500 million to finish cleaning up homes affected by Exide contamination and another half a billion dollars to clean up other contaminated sites across the state, while also reforming the Department of Toxic Substances to prevent another Exide-like environmental disaster.


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Vote for Cristina Garica for Congress on June 7, 2022.

ADA SoCal Endorses Maxine Waters for Congress CA-43

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 Vote for Maxine Waters for Congress on June 7, 2022.

ADA SoCal Endorses Nanette Baragán for Congress CA-44

The youngest of eleven children raised by immigrants from Mexico, Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán lives in San Pedro and represents California’s 44th Congressional District.

Nanette Diaz Barragán was elected to Congress in 2016, a year in which she was the only new Democratic Latina elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Congresswoman Barragán immediately sought leadership opportunities and was elected by her peers to serve as the President of the freshman Democrats.

Congresswoman Barragán serves on the House Homeland Security Committee where she is busy protecting our country from threats while fighting to stop Trump’s wasteful border wall.

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Vote for Nanette Baragán on June 7, 2022.

ADA SoCal Endorses Mike Ortega for Congress CA-46


While our leadership is focused on compromises that maintain the status quo, our families have felt the effects. We need to work together if we're going to enact Medicare for All, protect our undocumented workers, and leave our children a habitable planet. Our movement needs an advocate like Mike to put our communities' health and economic security at the center of our legislation.

Mike is ready to take the fight against injustice to the halls of Congress to give working people a fair chance. Because when we work together, we win.

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 Vote for Mike Ortega for Congress on June 7, 2022.

ADA SoCal Endorses Katie Porter for Congress
CA-47. Super Star!!! 

I’m running for Congress to continue to hold the powerful special interests in Washington accountable on behalf of Orange County families. I will continue to stand with Orange County families 100% of the time. 

Much of my work as a consumer advocate has centered around the housing crisis that rocked Orange County and many other parts of the country. Before the crisis, I was one of the first to sound the alarm about how the biggest Wall Street banks were preying on homeowners. And when the crisis hit, I was appointed by Attorney General Kamala Harris to work directly with California families who were cheated by the five biggest Wall Street banks.

The five banks had promised to help homeowners who had been harmed, and it was my job to hold the banks’ feet to the fire. My team won thousands of victories against the banks, forcing them to pay billions to families. And our work helped tens of thousands of families move forward with their lives.

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Vote for Katie Porter for State Insurance Commissioner on June 7, 2022.

ADA SoCal Endorses Mike Levine for Congress CA-49

Since being sworn into office in January 2019, Mike has focused on remaining as accessible as possible to the people he serves. Whether he’s visiting local businesses and hosting house parties or meeting with constituents virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mike is determined to spend as much time as possible with the families and organizations he represents. 

During his first campaign for Congress, Mike pledged to hold a public town hall every single month he is in office, and that’s exactly what he has done. When the pandemic started, he immediately converted his town halls to a virtual format, increased the frequency of them, and invited local public health experts to join to make sure his constituents had the information they needed. He has also held hundreds of house parties with voters including an ongoing series of virtual house parties during the pandemic.

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 Vote for Mike Levine for Congress on June 7, 2022.


ADA SoCal Endorses Kylie Taitano for Congress CA-50

Climate change is the defining crisis of our time, and our actions to mitigate its effects will determine the future of the human race and civilization as we know it. We’re already seeing the impacts on agriculture, housing, energy, and the economy at large. From stronger hurricanes to record-setting wildfires to infrastructure-destroying floods, we’re feeling it across the country. San Diego County is no exception – among other issues, we’re seeing homeowner’s insurance companies raising rates and dropping coverage for homes because of increasing fire risk. The climate crisis is damaging our coastline and our way of life, and we must act boldly and with urgency to combat its devastating impacts.

This district deserves a Congressional representative who will actually listen to constituents rather than healthcare profiteers and Washington lobbyists. As a member of Congress, I will fight to reduce and ultimately eliminate the role private insurance companies have played as middlemen, and I will push to enact Medicare for All.

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Vote for Kylie Taitano on June 7, 2022.

ADA SoCal Endorses Jay Chen for Congress CA-45

Jay Chen is a member of the U.S. Navy Reserves. Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of Defense or Department of the Navy.

Every American deserves quality affordable and accessible health care with lower out-of-pocket expenses and premiums. By expanding and investing in healthcare coverage we can improve it instead of dismantling it, and protect Americans with pre-existing conditions. No family should ever have to make the choice between paying an emergency medical bill or putting food on the table. In Congress ensuring that every American has quality affordable coverage will be my top priority.

Jay knows that even small price increases of everyday goods can be difficult for families’ budgets and is committed to lowering costs for working Americans.

The United States must work to reduce prices while rebuilding our country and creating millions of good-paying jobs in the process.

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 Vote for Jay Chen for Congress on June 7, 2022.

ADA SoCal Endorses Dr.Asif Mahmood for Congress District 40

“I became a doctor because my parents taught me that helping others is our highest calling. For more than twenty years, I have helped patients face and overcome their health challenges and go on to lead richer lives. I am running for Congress because CA-40 needs leaders who wake up every day to solve problems and actually help families in our district.”

Tackling inflation and the cost of living: Families are getting squeezed by rising costs on everything from groceries to insurance premiums. I’ll fight to help you keep more of your money.

Growing the economy and creating good jobs: I’ll fight to create good-paying jobs that can support a family.

Improving roads and infrastructure: I’ll fight for smart investments to improve our roads and bridges. Let’s upgrade our power grid and improve internet access.

Standing up to extreme politics: Neither party is right 100% of the time. I’ll fight for the good of our country – not a political party.

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Vote for Dr.Asif Mahmood for Congress District 40 on June 7, 2022.

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