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    Luz Rivas

  • Reelect State Assemblymember Luz Rivas to keep AD-43 on the right 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 43rd Assembly District includes parts of Los Angeles County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 13% are Republican and 55% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 64% Latino, 9% Asian, and 5% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, AD-43 is 3% more Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-43 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 50 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 56 points.

    The Race


    Democratic incumbent Assemblymember Luz Rivas is the only candidate running for this seat. Assm. Rivas’s campaign has raised $370,000 and has received significant funding from fossil fuel and corporate PAC donors.

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Rivas, an electrical engineer and nonprofit executive, is a lifelong resident of the San Fernando Valley. According to campaign materials, she is running for reelection to continue to build policy that provides a foundation for enhanced quality of life and economic growth for all constituents. Prior to redistricting, Assm. Rivas represented AD-39, and won her 2020 reelection against Republican Ricardo Benitez by 48 points.

    Assm. Rivas’s priorities for AD-43 this year have included 43 bills about homelessness and housing, early childhood and post-secondary education, and transportation. Of these, 17 have been chaptered into law. Notably, she authored AB 71, which seeks to establish a permanent source of funding for long-term solutions to homelessness in California through a state taxation adjustment. This bill has not yet passed the Assembly and the Senate, but is demonstrative of her innovative approach to resolving social issues. She currently serves on six standing committees, and is chair of the Natural Resources committee and chair of the Select Committee on the Non-Profit Sector. She scores a Lifetime CS of 98 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Assm. Rivas has supported all progressive bills that made it to a vote.

    Prior to her election to the State Assembly, Assm. Rivas spent her early career as an electrical engineer, where she developed a strong interest in early STEM education. She completed a master of education program before founding DIY Girls in 2011, which is a nonprofit organization that partners with local schools to expose girls to STEM programming. Before winning election to the Assembly in 2018, she served as Public Works Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles.

    Assm. Rivas has the endorsement of many progressive groups in the district. However, she has received financial support from a variety of problematic funders, including Sempra Energy, Edison International, Amazon, and AT&T. Despite this, based on our analysis, Assm. Rivas’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will continue to be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-43 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.
    Last updated: 2022-04-28

    Luz Rivas

    Reelect State Assemblymember Luz Rivas to keep AD-43 on the right 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 43rd Assembly District includes parts of Los Angeles County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 13% are Republican and 55% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 64% Latino, 9% Asian, and 5% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, AD-43 is 3% more Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-43 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 50 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 56 points.

    The Race


    Democratic incumbent Assemblymember Luz Rivas is the only candidate running for this seat. Assm. Rivas’s campaign has raised $370,000 and has received significant funding from fossil fuel and corporate PAC donors.

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Rivas, an electrical engineer and nonprofit executive, is a lifelong resident of the San Fernando Valley. According to campaign materials, she is running for reelection to continue to build policy that provides a foundation for enhanced quality of life and economic growth for all constituents. Prior to redistricting, Assm. Rivas represented AD-39, and won her 2020 reelection against Republican Ricardo Benitez by 48 points.

    Assm. Rivas’s priorities for AD-43 this year have included 43 bills about homelessness and housing, early childhood and post-secondary education, and transportation. Of these, 17 have been chaptered into law. Notably, she authored AB 71, which seeks to establish a permanent source of funding for long-term solutions to homelessness in California through a state taxation adjustment. This bill has not yet passed the Assembly and the Senate, but is demonstrative of her innovative approach to resolving social issues. She currently serves on six standing committees, and is chair of the Natural Resources committee and chair of the Select Committee on the Non-Profit Sector. She scores a Lifetime CS of 98 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Assm. Rivas has supported all progressive bills that made it to a vote.

    Prior to her election to the State Assembly, Assm. Rivas spent her early career as an electrical engineer, where she developed a strong interest in early STEM education. She completed a master of education program before founding DIY Girls in 2011, which is a nonprofit organization that partners with local schools to expose girls to STEM programming. Before winning election to the Assembly in 2018, she served as Public Works Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles.

    Assm. Rivas has the endorsement of many progressive groups in the district. However, she has received financial support from a variety of problematic funders, including Sempra Energy, Edison International, Amazon, and AT&T. Despite this, based on our analysis, Assm. Rivas’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will continue to be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-43 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

    Luz Rivas

    Reelect State Assemblymember Luz Rivas to keep AD-43 on the right 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 43rd Assembly District includes parts of Los Angeles County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 13% are Republican and 55% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 64% Latino, 9% Asian, and 5% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, AD-43 is 3% more Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-43 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 50 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 56 points.

    The Race


    Democratic incumbent Assemblymember Luz Rivas is the only candidate running for this seat. Assm. Rivas’s campaign has raised $370,000 and has received significant funding from fossil fuel and corporate PAC donors.

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Rivas, an electrical engineer and nonprofit executive, is a lifelong resident of the San Fernando Valley. According to campaign materials, she is running for reelection to continue to build policy that provides a foundation for enhanced quality of life and economic growth for all constituents. Prior to redistricting, Assm. Rivas represented AD-39, and won her 2020 reelection against Republican Ricardo Benitez by 48 points.

    Assm. Rivas’s priorities for AD-43 this year have included 43 bills about homelessness and housing, early childhood and post-secondary education, and transportation. Of these, 17 have been chaptered into law. Notably, she authored AB 71, which seeks to establish a permanent source of funding for long-term solutions to homelessness in California through a state taxation adjustment. This bill has not yet passed the Assembly and the Senate, but is demonstrative of her innovative approach to resolving social issues. She currently serves on six standing committees, and is chair of the Natural Resources committee and chair of the Select Committee on the Non-Profit Sector. She scores a Lifetime CS of 98 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Assm. Rivas has supported all progressive bills that made it to a vote.

    Prior to her election to the State Assembly, Assm. Rivas spent her early career as an electrical engineer, where she developed a strong interest in early STEM education. She completed a master of education program before founding DIY Girls in 2011, which is a nonprofit organization that partners with local schools to expose girls to STEM programming. Before winning election to the Assembly in 2018, she served as Public Works Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles.

    Assm. Rivas has the endorsement of many progressive groups in the district. However, she has received financial support from a variety of problematic funders, including Sempra Energy, Edison International, Amazon, and AT&T. Despite this, based on our analysis, Assm. Rivas’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will continue to be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-43 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

Depending on where you live, you may have the below city races on your ballot.

  • Elect Karen Bass as mayor to push Los Angeles in the right direction. 

     

    The Position

    Los Angeles uses a mayor–city council government structure, in which the mayor is elected at large and acts as chair of the 15-member city council and as the city’s chief executive officer. The city council is responsible for establishing policy, passing local laws (called ordinances), voting on budget appropriations, and developing an overall vision for the city. The mayor of Los Angeles has veto and emergency powers and is responsible for managing dozens of departments and agencies. They also carry out ordinances, ensure coordination among different branches of city government, and submit an annual budget proposal to the L.A. City Council. In Los Angeles, a mayor is elected to a four-year term, with a limit of two consecutive terms. 

     

    The District

    Los Angeles is Los Angeles County’s most populous city. Los Angeles’s mayor and City Council oversee the needs of 3.9 million people and manage an estimated operating budget of $11.2 billion annually. As of the 2020 Census, Los Angeles had a demographic breakdown of 48% Latino, 12% Asian, and 9% Black. The most recent election results for Los Angeles County, which includes the city of Los Angeles, show that it voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 41 points and for Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 44 points.

     

    The Race

    There are 12 candidates running for this seat, including Congressmember Karen Bass, real estate developer Rick Caruso, City Councilmember Kevin de Leon, City Councilmember Joe Buscaino, and LA City Attorney Mike Feuer. Rep. Bass’s campaign has raised $4.1 million, and has not received donations from police, fossil fuel, or corporate PAC interests. Caruso’s campaign has raised $500,000 through individual donations. He has also loaned an additional $22.5 million to his own campaign. De Leon’s campaign has raised $3.2 million, and has received donations from real estate and fossil fuel interests. Buscaino’s campaign has raised $1.3 million, and has received donations from real estate interests. Feuer’s campaign has raised $1.8 million, and has received donations from real estate interests. 

     

    Our Endorsement

    Congressmember Karen Bass, a member of the House of Representatives, is a lifelong resident of Los Angeles. According to campaign materials, she is running for election to use her demonstrated track record of progressive success to address issues of social and economic inequality in her home city.  Bass has been in elected leadership since 2004, when she won her first term in the California State Assembly. In 2012, she was elected to the United States Congress, and won her most recent reelection in 2020 by 72 points against Republican challenger Errol Webber.

    Rep. Bass started her career as a nurse and a physician’s assistant, and was moved to action by the intimate view that her work provided of the crack epidemic in Los Angeles. In 1990, she founded Community Coalition, an organization she is still involved with today, to identify local solutions to the economic inequities that contribute to  crime, addiction, violence, and poverty. Rep. Bass joined the State Assembly in 2004, and rose to the Speaker’s seat in 2008, as California was facing a severe recession. She was instrumental in negotiating a federal stimulus for Californians, and passing legislation that secured affordable health care and improved child welfare services. During her ten years in Congress, Rep. Bass has established herself as an effective progressive leader, focusing much of her work on equity legislation. She has passed bills to protect LGBTQIA+ community, founded and co-chairs the bipartisan Caucus on Foster Youth, and authored the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act to transform policing. These experiences in health care, coalition-building, economic recovery, and racial-justice reform are the foundation of her approach to moving Los Angeles forward as mayor. Through a collaborative approach, her administration would focus on eliminating bureaucratic barriers to affordable housing development, working with individual communities to address local safety issues and hate-crime prevention, and tailoring interventions to support local economic recovery from COVID-19. In a city with both extreme wealth and extreme poverty, Rep. Bass’s policies would aim to narrow the economic gap and return dignity to individuals who have been failed by inefficient public systems. She is a longtime supporter of social equity and justice initiatives, and remains actively involved as a board member with the National Foster Youth Institute, which she co-founded. 

    Rep. Bass’s priorities for her congressional district, CD-37, this year have included 31 bills about crime and law enforcement, health care, foster care, and child welfare. Of these, nearly all are currently in committee.  She currently serves on the Foreign Affairs and Judiciary Committees. Rep. Bass is former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, and a member of a variety of legislative groups, including Medicare for All Caucus; Congressional Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus; Congressional Progressive Caucus; and Congressional Social Work Caucus. This year, Rep. Bass has voted 100% of the time with Nancy Pelosi and 96% of the time with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. 

    Bass is endorsed by many progressive groups, including LA Voice Action, California Women’s List, California Black Women’s Democratic Club, ACCE Action, Stonewall Democratic Club, and Westside Young Democrats, as well as the Los Angeles Times. She has also received the endorsement of many elected officials, including Senator Cory Booker, Rep. Katie Porter, State Senator Sydney Kamlager, and L.A. City Councilmember Nithya Raman. Based on our analysis, Bass’s extensive experience and policy successes demonstrate that she is uniquely qualified to lead and will continue to be a progressive champion for the constituents of Los Angeles. She will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

    Last updated: 2022-05-14

    Karen Bass

    Elect Karen Bass as mayor to push Los Angeles in the right direction. 

     

    The Position

    Los Angeles uses a mayor–city council government structure, in which the mayor is elected at large and acts as chair of the 15-member city council and as the city’s chief executive

    Karen Bass

    Elect Karen Bass as mayor to push Los Angeles in the right direction. 

     

    The Position

    Los Angeles uses a mayor–city council government structure, in which the mayor is elected at large and acts as chair of the 15-member city council and as the city’s chief executive

  • Reelect State Assemblymember Luz Rivas to keep AD-43 on the right 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 43rd Assembly District includes parts of Los Angeles County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 13% are Republican and 55% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 64% Latino, 9% Asian, and 5% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, AD-43 is 3% more Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-43 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 50 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 56 points.

    The Race


    Democratic incumbent Assemblymember Luz Rivas is the only candidate running for this seat. Assm. Rivas’s campaign has raised $370,000 and has received significant funding from fossil fuel and corporate PAC donors.

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Rivas, an electrical engineer and nonprofit executive, is a lifelong resident of the San Fernando Valley. According to campaign materials, she is running for reelection to continue to build policy that provides a foundation for enhanced quality of life and economic growth for all constituents. Prior to redistricting, Assm. Rivas represented AD-39, and won her 2020 reelection against Republican Ricardo Benitez by 48 points.

    Assm. Rivas’s priorities for AD-43 this year have included 43 bills about homelessness and housing, early childhood and post-secondary education, and transportation. Of these, 17 have been chaptered into law. Notably, she authored AB 71, which seeks to establish a permanent source of funding for long-term solutions to homelessness in California through a state taxation adjustment. This bill has not yet passed the Assembly and the Senate, but is demonstrative of her innovative approach to resolving social issues. She currently serves on six standing committees, and is chair of the Natural Resources committee and chair of the Select Committee on the Non-Profit Sector. She scores a Lifetime CS of 98 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Assm. Rivas has supported all progressive bills that made it to a vote.

    Prior to her election to the State Assembly, Assm. Rivas spent her early career as an electrical engineer, where she developed a strong interest in early STEM education. She completed a master of education program before founding DIY Girls in 2011, which is a nonprofit organization that partners with local schools to expose girls to STEM programming. Before winning election to the Assembly in 2018, she served as Public Works Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles.

    Assm. Rivas has the endorsement of many progressive groups in the district. However, she has received financial support from a variety of problematic funders, including Sempra Energy, Edison International, Amazon, and AT&T. Despite this, based on our analysis, Assm. Rivas’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will continue to be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-43 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.
    Last updated: 2022-04-28

    Luz Rivas

    Reelect State Assemblymember Luz Rivas to keep AD-43 on the right 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 43rd Assembly District includes parts of Los Angeles County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 13% are Republican and 55% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 64% Latino, 9% Asian, and 5% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, AD-43 is 3% more Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-43 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 50 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 56 points.

    The Race


    Democratic incumbent Assemblymember Luz Rivas is the only candidate running for this seat. Assm. Rivas’s campaign has raised $370,000 and has received significant funding from fossil fuel and corporate PAC donors.

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Rivas, an electrical engineer and nonprofit executive, is a lifelong resident of the San Fernando Valley. According to campaign materials, she is running for reelection to continue to build policy that provides a foundation for enhanced quality of life and economic growth for all constituents. Prior to redistricting, Assm. Rivas represented AD-39, and won her 2020 reelection against Republican Ricardo Benitez by 48 points.

    Assm. Rivas’s priorities for AD-43 this year have included 43 bills about homelessness and housing, early childhood and post-secondary education, and transportation. Of these, 17 have been chaptered into law. Notably, she authored AB 71, which seeks to establish a permanent source of funding for long-term solutions to homelessness in California through a state taxation adjustment. This bill has not yet passed the Assembly and the Senate, but is demonstrative of her innovative approach to resolving social issues. She currently serves on six standing committees, and is chair of the Natural Resources committee and chair of the Select Committee on the Non-Profit Sector. She scores a Lifetime CS of 98 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Assm. Rivas has supported all progressive bills that made it to a vote.

    Prior to her election to the State Assembly, Assm. Rivas spent her early career as an electrical engineer, where she developed a strong interest in early STEM education. She completed a master of education program before founding DIY Girls in 2011, which is a nonprofit organization that partners with local schools to expose girls to STEM programming. Before winning election to the Assembly in 2018, she served as Public Works Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles.

    Assm. Rivas has the endorsement of many progressive groups in the district. However, she has received financial support from a variety of problematic funders, including Sempra Energy, Edison International, Amazon, and AT&T. Despite this, based on our analysis, Assm. Rivas’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will continue to be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-43 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

    Luz Rivas

    Reelect State Assemblymember Luz Rivas to keep AD-43 on the right 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 43rd Assembly District includes parts of Los Angeles County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 13% are Republican and 55% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 64% Latino, 9% Asian, and 5% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, AD-43 is 3% more Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-43 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 50 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 56 points.

    The Race


    Democratic incumbent Assemblymember Luz Rivas is the only candidate running for this seat. Assm. Rivas’s campaign has raised $370,000 and has received significant funding from fossil fuel and corporate PAC donors.

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Rivas, an electrical engineer and nonprofit executive, is a lifelong resident of the San Fernando Valley. According to campaign materials, she is running for reelection to continue to build policy that provides a foundation for enhanced quality of life and economic growth for all constituents. Prior to redistricting, Assm. Rivas represented AD-39, and won her 2020 reelection against Republican Ricardo Benitez by 48 points.

    Assm. Rivas’s priorities for AD-43 this year have included 43 bills about homelessness and housing, early childhood and post-secondary education, and transportation. Of these, 17 have been chaptered into law. Notably, she authored AB 71, which seeks to establish a permanent source of funding for long-term solutions to homelessness in California through a state taxation adjustment. This bill has not yet passed the Assembly and the Senate, but is demonstrative of her innovative approach to resolving social issues. She currently serves on six standing committees, and is chair of the Natural Resources committee and chair of the Select Committee on the Non-Profit Sector. She scores a Lifetime CS of 98 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Assm. Rivas has supported all progressive bills that made it to a vote.

    Prior to her election to the State Assembly, Assm. Rivas spent her early career as an electrical engineer, where she developed a strong interest in early STEM education. She completed a master of education program before founding DIY Girls in 2011, which is a nonprofit organization that partners with local schools to expose girls to STEM programming. Before winning election to the Assembly in 2018, she served as Public Works Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles.

    Assm. Rivas has the endorsement of many progressive groups in the district. However, she has received financial support from a variety of problematic funders, including Sempra Energy, Edison International, Amazon, and AT&T. Despite this, based on our analysis, Assm. Rivas’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will continue to be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-43 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

Depending on where you live, you may have one of the below congressional districts on your ballot.

  • Reelect Congressional Representative Adam Schiff to keep CD-30 on the right track for progress.



    The Position


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

    The United States is divided into 435 congressional districts, each with a population of about 710,000 individuals. Each district elects a representative to the House of Representatives for a two-year term. California has 53 congressional representatives, the largest delegation in the country. There is no term limit for this position.

    The District


    California’s 30th Congressional District is in Los Angeles County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 17% are Republican and 52% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 20% Latino, 13% Asian, and 5% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, CA-30 is 3% more Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show the CD-30 voted for Biden for president in 2020 by 44 points and Newsom for governor in 2018 by 54 points.

    The Race


    There are eight candidates running for this seat, including Democrat Incumbent Representative Schiff, Democrat G. “Maebe A Girl” Pudlo, and Republicans Ronda Kennedy and Johnny Nalbandian. Schiff’s campaign has raised over $9 million and is not funded by police money. He has received donations from corporate PAC, fossil fuel, and real estate interests.

    The Recommendation


    Rep. Schiff, a longtime public servant, has lived in California since 1972. According to campaign materials, Rep. Schiff is running for reelection to continue to fight for the core of America’s democracy. Rep. Schiff won their 2020 reelection against a Republican challenger by 46 points.

    Rep. Schiff’s priorities for CD-30 this year have included 26 bills about criminal justice, civil liberties, and immigration, all of which have successfully passed the House. He currently chairs the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. This year, Rep. Schiff has voted 100% of the time with Nancy Pelosi and 95% of the time with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Rep. Schiff voted to pass the New North American Trade Agreement, while Ocasio-Cortez voted against it.

    Prior to his election to Congress, Rep. Schiff worked as a law clerk and then as Assistant United States Attorney before being elected to California’s State Senate in 1996. He is a longtime supporter of progressive education, immigration, and environmental policies. That said, he has cast unfavorable votes on issues pertaining to military spending and the use of military force.

    Rep. Schiff isn’t a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, but has the endorsement of some progressive groups. Based on our analysis, Rep. Schiff’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that he will continue to be a progressive champion for the constituents of CD-30 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.
    Last updated: 2022-04-28

    Adam Schiff

    Reelect Congressional Representative Adam Schiff to keep CD-30 on the right track for progress.



    The Position

    Adam Schiff

    Reelect Congressional Representative Adam Schiff to keep CD-30 on the right track for progress.



    The Position