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 34: David Kim

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


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 November 8th, 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 November 8th, 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 November 8th, 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 November 8th, 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 November 8th, 2022.

ADA SoCal Endorses Maxine Waters for Congress CA-43

more to come
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 Vote for Maxine Waters for Congress on November 8th, 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 November 8th, 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 Congress on November 8th, 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 November 8th, 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 November 8th, 2022.

ADA SoCal Endorses Sydney Kamlager,  U.S. Congress District 37

Candidate Senator Sydney K. Kamlager represents the 37th Congressional District, ranging from Century City to South Los Angeles and takes in Culver City, Cheviot Hills, Crenshaw District, University of Southern California, downtown Los Angeles, and a portion of Inglewood.

Elected to the California State Senate in the March 2021 special election, Senator Kamlager has spent her career prioritizing equity and access for Californians, especially for Angelenos. She has authored landmark legislation in the areas of criminal justice reform, health care equity, environmental protections, and affordable housing – including the most transformative probation reform law in the country and legislation requiring implicit bias training for health care professionals and court employees.  

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Vote for Linda Sanchez for Senate on November 8th, 2022.

ADA SoCal Endorses Mike Levin for Congress District 49

Currently serving his second term in the House of Representatives, Levin sits on the House Committee on Natural Resources, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where he serves as Vice Chair of the Committee and Chair of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.

Levin was raised in South Orange County and attended local elementary and junior high schools. He spent his high school years at Loyola High in Los Angeles, and went on to study at Stanford University, where he served as the student body president. Upon graduation from Stanford, Levin served as a Coro Fellow and then attended Duke University School of Law.

Prior to being elected to Congress in 2018, Levin fought for climate action while working as an environmental attorney. He also served on the board of the Center for Sustainable Energy, and co-founded Sustain OC, helping accelerate the transition toward more sustainable power generation and transportation alternatives.

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Vote for Mike Levin for Congress District 49 on November 8th, 2022.

You can download a pdf file having all the Endorsements to print out.   Click here to download.


ADA SoCal Endorses Christy Smith for Congress CA-27

(Christy is a bit more conservative than the usual ADA endorsees, but she was very effective on the Aliso Canyon gas leak, and she’s running against an anti-Abortion, election-denying MAGA Republican who should not be allowed to return to Congress!)

As a distinguished state legislator, Smith authored nine bills focusing on education reform, homeowner protections, college affordability and good governance, which were signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. This legislative package also included a landmark measure, now law, that removes barriers for survivors of human trafficking to access victims’ compensation. In addition, Smith helped shepherd historic investments in emergency management and also secured $700,000 for the Free Clinic of Simi Valley, $450,000 for the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center and $1,397,000 for College of the Canyons. 

Prior to the State Assembly, Smith formerly served two terms as a Governing Board Member of the highly successful Newhall School District. She also chaired the successful Measure E Prop 39 bond campaign for the Newhall District, which has provided $60 million in resources for facility and technology upgrades.

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Vote for Judy Chu for Congress on November 8th, 2022.

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