• Barbara Lee

    Reelect Congressional Representative Barbara Lee to keep CD-12 on the right track for progress.

     

    Barbara Lee

    Reelect Congressional Representative Barbara Lee to keep CD-12 on the right track for progress.

     

    Barbara Lee

    Reelect Congressional Representative Barbara Lee to keep CD-12 on the right track for progress.

     

  • Mia Bonta

    Reelect State Assemblymember Mia Bonta to keep AD-18 on track for progress. 

     

    The Position

    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant. 

     

    The District

    California’s 18th Assembly District includes parts of Alameda County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 5% are Republican and 69% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 16% Latino, 21% Asian, and 27% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, AD-18 is 4% more Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle.The most recent election results show that AD-18 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 80 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 81 points.

     

    The Race

    There is one candidate running for this seat, Democrat Incumbent Representative Mia Bonta. Bonta’s campaign has raised $1,591,291 and is not funded by the fossil fuel industry or the police. She has accepted donations from the real estate industry and corporate PACs, including tens of thousands of dollars from the gambling industry. 

     

    The Recommendation

    Assm. Bonta, an educator and a nonprofit executive, is from New York City and has lived in Alameda for more than 20 years. According to campaign materials, Assm. Bonta is running for reelection to continue representing the East Bay and working to ensure that Californians of all backgrounds get a fair shot. Assm. Bonta won her 2021 election against a Democratic challenger by 14 points.

    Assm. Bonta’s priorities for AD-18 this year have included 25 bills about public safety, education, marijuana, and housing, of which three have successfully passed the Assembly. One has passed the Senate and been signed into law. She currently sits on four committees: Business and Professions, Communications and Conveyance, Human Services, and Rules. Based on our Courage Score analysis, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records, Assm. Bonta has supported the most progressive bills that made it to a vote and earned an Honorable Mention for her work. 

    Prior to her election to the State Assembly, Assm. Bonta worked in the nonprofit sector with organizations like Oakland Promise and Literacy Lab, which focus on educational equity and disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline. She earned a master’s degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education prior to earning a JD at Yale Law School. She favors strengthening and increasing funding for public education, and served as president of the Alameda Unified School District from 2018 until 2021. She ran for office for the first time in 2021, running for the seat that her husband, Rob Bonta, vacated in order to serve as California’s attorney general. Assm. Bonta is a longtime supporter of criminal-justice reform and affordable housing; in her year in the State Assembly, she has voted to place controls on use of force by law-enforcement officers, improve hate-crime reporting and response, and strengthen research on affordable housing. 

    Assm. Bonta has the endorsement of a strong majority of progressive groups, including Planned Parenthood, California Democratic Renters Council, Health Care for All, Equality California, Black Women Organized for Political Action, the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, and United Farm Workers. Based on our analysis, Assm. Bonta’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-18 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

    Mia Bonta

    Reelect State Assemblymember Mia Bonta to keep AD-18 on track for progress. 

     

    The Position

    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant. 

     

    The District

    California’s 18th Assembly District includes parts of Alameda County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 5% are Republican and 69% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 16% Latino, 21% Asian, and 27% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, AD-18 is 4% more Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle.The most recent election results show that AD-18 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 80 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 81 points.

     

    The Race

    There is one candidate running for this seat, Democrat Incumbent Representative Mia Bonta. Bonta’s campaign has raised $1,591,291 and is not funded by the fossil fuel industry or the police. She has accepted donations from the real estate industry and corporate PACs, including tens of thousands of dollars from the gambling industry. 

     

    The Recommendation

    Assm. Bonta, an educator and a nonprofit executive, is from New York City and has lived in Alameda for more than 20 years. According to campaign materials, Assm. Bonta is running for reelection to continue representing the East Bay and working to ensure that Californians of all backgrounds get a fair shot. Assm. Bonta won her 2021 election against a Democratic challenger by 14 points.

    Assm. Bonta’s priorities for AD-18 this year have included 25 bills about public safety, education, marijuana, and housing, of which three have successfully passed the Assembly. One has passed the Senate and been signed into law. She currently sits on four committees: Business and Professions, Communications and Conveyance, Human Services, and Rules. Based on our Courage Score analysis, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records, Assm. Bonta has supported the most progressive bills that made it to a vote and earned an Honorable Mention for her work. 

    Prior to her election to the State Assembly, Assm. Bonta worked in the nonprofit sector with organizations like Oakland Promise and Literacy Lab, which focus on educational equity and disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline. She earned a master’s degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education prior to earning a JD at Yale Law School. She favors strengthening and increasing funding for public education, and served as president of the Alameda Unified School District from 2018 until 2021. She ran for office for the first time in 2021, running for the seat that her husband, Rob Bonta, vacated in order to serve as California’s attorney general. Assm. Bonta is a longtime supporter of criminal-justice reform and affordable housing; in her year in the State Assembly, she has voted to place controls on use of force by law-enforcement officers, improve hate-crime reporting and response, and strengthen research on affordable housing. 

    Assm. Bonta has the endorsement of a strong majority of progressive groups, including Planned Parenthood, California Democratic Renters Council, Health Care for All, Equality California, Black Women Organized for Political Action, the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, and United Farm Workers. Based on our analysis, Assm. Bonta’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-18 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

    Mia Bonta

    Reelect State Assemblymember Mia Bonta to keep AD-18 on track for progress. 

     

    The Position

    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant. 

     

    The District

    California’s 18th Assembly District includes parts of Alameda County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 5% are Republican and 69% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 16% Latino, 21% Asian, and 27% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, AD-18 is 4% more Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle.The most recent election results show that AD-18 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 80 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 81 points.

     

    The Race

    There is one candidate running for this seat, Democrat Incumbent Representative Mia Bonta. Bonta’s campaign has raised $1,591,291 and is not funded by the fossil fuel industry or the police. She has accepted donations from the real estate industry and corporate PACs, including tens of thousands of dollars from the gambling industry. 

     

    The Recommendation

    Assm. Bonta, an educator and a nonprofit executive, is from New York City and has lived in Alameda for more than 20 years. According to campaign materials, Assm. Bonta is running for reelection to continue representing the East Bay and working to ensure that Californians of all backgrounds get a fair shot. Assm. Bonta won her 2021 election against a Democratic challenger by 14 points.

    Assm. Bonta’s priorities for AD-18 this year have included 25 bills about public safety, education, marijuana, and housing, of which three have successfully passed the Assembly. One has passed the Senate and been signed into law. She currently sits on four committees: Business and Professions, Communications and Conveyance, Human Services, and Rules. Based on our Courage Score analysis, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records, Assm. Bonta has supported the most progressive bills that made it to a vote and earned an Honorable Mention for her work. 

    Prior to her election to the State Assembly, Assm. Bonta worked in the nonprofit sector with organizations like Oakland Promise and Literacy Lab, which focus on educational equity and disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline. She earned a master’s degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education prior to earning a JD at Yale Law School. She favors strengthening and increasing funding for public education, and served as president of the Alameda Unified School District from 2018 until 2021. She ran for office for the first time in 2021, running for the seat that her husband, Rob Bonta, vacated in order to serve as California’s attorney general. Assm. Bonta is a longtime supporter of criminal-justice reform and affordable housing; in her year in the State Assembly, she has voted to place controls on use of force by law-enforcement officers, improve hate-crime reporting and response, and strengthen research on affordable housing. 

    Assm. Bonta has the endorsement of a strong majority of progressive groups, including Planned Parenthood, California Democratic Renters Council, Health Care for All, Equality California, Black Women Organized for Political Action, the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, and United Farm Workers. Based on our analysis, Assm. Bonta’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-18 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

  • No Position

    Proposition H: Recall Measure Regarding Chesa Boudin

  • Proposition H: Recall Measure Regarding Chesa Boudin

     

    Proposition H asks voters whether or not they want to recall San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, who was elected November 2019 and has served in this office since January 2020. His current term ends in 2024. 

    If a majority of voters choose to recall DA Boudin, Mayor London Breed will appoint a replacement to serve the remainder of his original term. Voters will vote for district attorney again in November 2023. 

     

    Top Funders in Support

    The effort is primarily funded by Neighbors for a Better San Francisco Advocacy and San Francisco Common Sense Voter Guide. Neighbors for a Better San Francisco Advocacy has received substantial support from GOP donor William Obendorf, who has spent more than $1 million on Senate Republicans, is an outspoken advocate of charter schools, and is allied with Betsy DeVos. San Francisco Common Sense Voter Guide is run by lobbyists for the Board of Realtors. 

    Recall proponents have also received donations from early investors in DoorDash, against which DA Boudin is currently taking legal action for the misclassification of employees as independent contractors. The DA’s office argues that the misclassification has blocked workers from receiving the workplace protections that they are entitled to under California law. The committee San Franciscans for Public Safety Supporting the Recall of Chesa Boudin has received donations from Gustaf Alstromer, Kanu Gulati, and Brook Byers, all of whom are investors in the delivery app. 

     

    Top Funders in Opposition

    San Franciscans Against the Recall of Chesa Boudin, the committee in support of the district attorney, has received $343,000 from the Real Justice PAC, which works to elect reform-minded prosecutors. The committee has also received significant donations from Smart Justice California Action Fund, which identifies its mission as statewide criminal-justice reform through progressive prosecutorial leadership. Smart Justice is comprised of four donors with a history of various philanthropic efforts to reform criminal justice across the state. Other donors include the ACLU of Northern California and Dignity California SEIU Local 2015.

    In total, the campaign to retain Chesa Boudin has raised over $2.2 million and is not funded by fossil fuel, police, real estate, or corporate PAC money. 

     

    Endorsements

    Proposition H is endorsed by Eastern Neighborhoods Democratic Club, United Democratic Club, Grow SF, and San Francisco’s Marina Times. 

    Proposition H is opposed by the San Francisco Democratic Party, the San Francisco Chronicle, the ACLU of Northern California, San Francisco Rising Action Fund, Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club, Sunrise Bay Area, Chinese Progressive Association Action Fund, UNITE HERE! Local 2, several SEIU locals, and many local unions and community groups. Dr. Angela Davis, Patrisse Cullors, Eddy Zheng, Assemblymember Phil Ting, Assemblymember Matt Haney, Supervisor Hilary Ronen, Supervisor Connie Chan, San Francisco Democratic Party Chair Honey Mahogany, and many retired judges, former police commissioners, and former San Francisco supervisors have also come out against Proposition H. 

     

    The Role of District Attorneys

    Each of the 58 counties in California elects a district attorney to manage the prosecution of criminal offenses related to the violation of state and county laws. The district attorney has investigative authority, manages the apprehension of individuals identified through the investigative process, and holds charging and prosecutorial power. The work of the district attorney includes municipal and superior court operations, and serving as a legal liaison to the grand jury. The county board of supervisors provides financial oversight to the district attorney’s office, but holds no operational power over their work. District attorneys are elected to four-year terms in office. 
     

    Proposition H: Recall Measure Regarding Chesa Boudin

     

    Proposition H asks voters whether or not they want to recall San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, who was elected November 2019 and has served in this office since January 2020. His current term ends in 2024. 

    If a majority of voters choose to recall DA Boudin, Mayor London Breed will appoint a replacement to serve the remainder of his original term. Voters will vote for district attorney again in November 2023. 

     

    Top Funders in Support

    The effort is primarily funded by Neighbors for a Better San Francisco Advocacy and San Francisco Common Sense Voter Guide. Neighbors for a Better San Francisco Advocacy has received substantial support from GOP donor William Obendorf, who has spent more than $1 million on Senate Republicans, is an outspoken advocate of charter schools, and is allied with Betsy DeVos. San Francisco Common Sense Voter Guide is run by lobbyists for the Board of Realtors. 

    Recall proponents have also received donations from early investors in DoorDash, against which DA Boudin is currently taking legal action for the misclassification of employees as independent contractors. The DA’s office argues that the misclassification has blocked workers from receiving the workplace protections that they are entitled to under California law. The committee San Franciscans for Public Safety Supporting the Recall of Chesa Boudin has received donations from Gustaf Alstromer, Kanu Gulati, and Brook Byers, all of whom are investors in the delivery app. 

     

    Top Funders in Opposition

    San Franciscans Against the Recall of Chesa Boudin, the committee in support of the district attorney, has received $343,000 from the Real Justice PAC, which works to elect reform-minded prosecutors. The committee has also received significant donations from Smart Justice California Action Fund, which identifies its mission as statewide criminal-justice reform through progressive prosecutorial leadership. Smart Justice is comprised of four donors with a history of various philanthropic efforts to reform criminal justice across the state. Other donors include the ACLU of Northern California and Dignity California SEIU Local 2015.

    In total, the campaign to retain Chesa Boudin has raised over $2.2 million and is not funded by fossil fuel, police, real estate, or corporate PAC money. 

     

    Endorsements

    Proposition H is endorsed by Eastern Neighborhoods Democratic Club, United Democratic Club, Grow SF, and San Francisco’s Marina Times. 

    Proposition H is opposed by the San Francisco Democratic Party, the San Francisco Chronicle, the ACLU of Northern California, San Francisco Rising Action Fund, Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club, Sunrise Bay Area, Chinese Progressive Association Action Fund, UNITE HERE! Local 2, several SEIU locals, and many local unions and community groups. Dr. Angela Davis, Patrisse Cullors, Eddy Zheng, Assemblymember Phil Ting, Assemblymember Matt Haney, Supervisor Hilary Ronen, Supervisor Connie Chan, San Francisco Democratic Party Chair Honey Mahogany, and many retired judges, former police commissioners, and former San Francisco supervisors have also come out against Proposition H. 

     

    The Role of District Attorneys

    Each of the 58 counties in California elects a district attorney to manage the prosecution of criminal offenses related to the violation of state and county laws. The district attorney has investigative authority, manages the apprehension of individuals identified through the investigative process, and holds charging and prosecutorial power. The work of the district attorney includes municipal and superior court operations, and serving as a legal liaison to the grand jury. The county board of supervisors provides financial oversight to the district attorney’s office, but holds no operational power over their work. District attorneys are elected to four-year terms in office.