• Elizabeth Alcantar

    Elect Elizabeth Alcantar to push AD-64 in the right direction.

     

    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 64th Assembly District includes parts of Los Angeles County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 17% are Republican and 54% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 65% Latino, 10% Asian, and 3% Black. The most recent election results show that AD-64 voted for Biden for president in 2020 by 40 points and Newsom for governor in 2018 by 32 points.

    The Race

    There are five candidates running for this seat, including Democrat Elizabeth Alcantar and other Democrat challengers Blanca Pacheco, Ana Valencia, Roberto “Rob” Cancio, and Republican challenger Raul Ortiz, Jr. Ortiz’s platform includes anti-abortion positions and vaccine-conspiracy theories.

     

    Our Endorsement

    Elizabeth Alcantar, a community organizer and mayor of Cudahy City, is a lifelong resident of Southeast Los Angeles. According to campaign materials, she is running for election to fight for the needs of Southeast Los Angeles communities and to work for an equitable future for all Californians. Alcantar was elected to Cudahy City Council in 2018, was consequently named vice mayor, and in 2020, she was appointed mayor. She is the first Latina and the youngest person to serve as mayor of Cudahy.  

    Alcantar works with the Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights, where she educates and organizes the community around immigration and ensures that immigrant community members know their rights. Throughout her studies, she worked with students and alumni to host educational workshops on applying to college and obtaining financial aid, and she fundraised for scholarships for Cudahy students. She continued her advocacy work alongside car-wash workers and went on to serve as a field deputy for Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, former secretary of labor.

    As mayor of Cudahy, she led the city through the Delta fuel dump and the COVID-19 pandemic. On the Cudahy City Council, Alcantar has worked on local city ordinances that promote environmental justice and housing justice issues, including rent stabilization, anti-eviction, and anti-displacement. She is a founding member of the Southeast Los Angeles United (SELA United) coalition of elected officials representing cities in Southeast Los Angeles that came together to gain access to COVID-19 testing and vaccinations for their residents. Alcantar represents the City of Cudahy on the Gateway Council of Governments, the Hub Cities Job Joint Powers Authority, and AQMD’s AB617 Community Steering Committee, while serving on the board of directors for California League of Cities, Women’s Caucus.

    Alcantar has the endorsement of a strong majority of progressive groups and leaders, including ACCE, Action, Communities for a Better Environment Action, Stonewall Democratic Club, California Teachers Association, LA Federation of Labor, SEIU CA, UFCW Local 324, and the California Legislative Progressive Caucus. She is also endorsed by many local elected leaders in Bell City, Commerce, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Lynwood, Maywood, Montebello, Santa Ana, South Gate City, and Compton. Based on our analysis, Alcantar’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-64 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.
     

    Elizabeth Alcantar

    Elect Elizabeth Alcantar to push AD-64 in the right direction.

     

    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 64th Assembly District includes parts of Los Angeles County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 17% are Republican and 54% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 65% Latino, 10% Asian, and 3% Black. The most recent election results show that AD-64 voted for Biden for president in 2020 by 40 points and Newsom for governor in 2018 by 32 points.

    The Race

    There are five candidates running for this seat, including Democrat Elizabeth Alcantar and other Democrat challengers Blanca Pacheco, Ana Valencia, Roberto “Rob” Cancio, and Republican challenger Raul Ortiz, Jr. Ortiz’s platform includes anti-abortion positions and vaccine-conspiracy theories.

     

    Our Endorsement

    Elizabeth Alcantar, a community organizer and mayor of Cudahy City, is a lifelong resident of Southeast Los Angeles. According to campaign materials, she is running for election to fight for the needs of Southeast Los Angeles communities and to work for an equitable future for all Californians. Alcantar was elected to Cudahy City Council in 2018, was consequently named vice mayor, and in 2020, she was appointed mayor. She is the first Latina and the youngest person to serve as mayor of Cudahy.  

    Alcantar works with the Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights, where she educates and organizes the community around immigration and ensures that immigrant community members know their rights. Throughout her studies, she worked with students and alumni to host educational workshops on applying to college and obtaining financial aid, and she fundraised for scholarships for Cudahy students. She continued her advocacy work alongside car-wash workers and went on to serve as a field deputy for Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, former secretary of labor.

    As mayor of Cudahy, she led the city through the Delta fuel dump and the COVID-19 pandemic. On the Cudahy City Council, Alcantar has worked on local city ordinances that promote environmental justice and housing justice issues, including rent stabilization, anti-eviction, and anti-displacement. She is a founding member of the Southeast Los Angeles United (SELA United) coalition of elected officials representing cities in Southeast Los Angeles that came together to gain access to COVID-19 testing and vaccinations for their residents. Alcantar represents the City of Cudahy on the Gateway Council of Governments, the Hub Cities Job Joint Powers Authority, and AQMD’s AB617 Community Steering Committee, while serving on the board of directors for California League of Cities, Women’s Caucus.

    Alcantar has the endorsement of a strong majority of progressive groups and leaders, including ACCE, Action, Communities for a Better Environment Action, Stonewall Democratic Club, California Teachers Association, LA Federation of Labor, SEIU CA, UFCW Local 324, and the California Legislative Progressive Caucus. She is also endorsed by many local elected leaders in Bell City, Commerce, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Lynwood, Maywood, Montebello, Santa Ana, South Gate City, and Compton. Based on our analysis, Alcantar’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-64 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.
     

    Elizabeth Alcantar

    Elect Elizabeth Alcantar to push AD-64 in the right direction.

     

    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 64th Assembly District includes parts of Los Angeles County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 17% are Republican and 54% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 65% Latino, 10% Asian, and 3% Black. The most recent election results show that AD-64 voted for Biden for president in 2020 by 40 points and Newsom for governor in 2018 by 32 points.

    The Race

    There are five candidates running for this seat, including Democrat Elizabeth Alcantar and other Democrat challengers Blanca Pacheco, Ana Valencia, Roberto “Rob” Cancio, and Republican challenger Raul Ortiz, Jr. Ortiz’s platform includes anti-abortion positions and vaccine-conspiracy theories.

     

    Our Endorsement

    Elizabeth Alcantar, a community organizer and mayor of Cudahy City, is a lifelong resident of Southeast Los Angeles. According to campaign materials, she is running for election to fight for the needs of Southeast Los Angeles communities and to work for an equitable future for all Californians. Alcantar was elected to Cudahy City Council in 2018, was consequently named vice mayor, and in 2020, she was appointed mayor. She is the first Latina and the youngest person to serve as mayor of Cudahy.  

    Alcantar works with the Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights, where she educates and organizes the community around immigration and ensures that immigrant community members know their rights. Throughout her studies, she worked with students and alumni to host educational workshops on applying to college and obtaining financial aid, and she fundraised for scholarships for Cudahy students. She continued her advocacy work alongside car-wash workers and went on to serve as a field deputy for Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, former secretary of labor.

    As mayor of Cudahy, she led the city through the Delta fuel dump and the COVID-19 pandemic. On the Cudahy City Council, Alcantar has worked on local city ordinances that promote environmental justice and housing justice issues, including rent stabilization, anti-eviction, and anti-displacement. She is a founding member of the Southeast Los Angeles United (SELA United) coalition of elected officials representing cities in Southeast Los Angeles that came together to gain access to COVID-19 testing and vaccinations for their residents. Alcantar represents the City of Cudahy on the Gateway Council of Governments, the Hub Cities Job Joint Powers Authority, and AQMD’s AB617 Community Steering Committee, while serving on the board of directors for California League of Cities, Women’s Caucus.

    Alcantar has the endorsement of a strong majority of progressive groups and leaders, including ACCE, Action, Communities for a Better Environment Action, Stonewall Democratic Club, California Teachers Association, LA Federation of Labor, SEIU CA, UFCW Local 324, and the California Legislative Progressive Caucus. She is also endorsed by many local elected leaders in Bell City, Commerce, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Lynwood, Maywood, Montebello, Santa Ana, South Gate City, and Compton. Based on our analysis, Alcantar’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-64 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.
     

  • Endorsed By: Courage California

Congress

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

  • Linda Sanchez

    Reelect Congressional Representative Linda Sanchez to keep CD-38 on the right track for progress.

     

    Linda Sanchez

    Reelect Congressional Representative Linda Sanchez to keep CD-38 on the right track for progress.

     

    Linda Sanchez

    Reelect Congressional Representative Linda Sanchez to keep CD-38 on the right track for progress.

     

No Recommendation

LA County Sheriff -- No rec

Based on our analysis, four of the challengers for this position have distinct visions for the district. We recommend that you choose the challenger who best aligns with your values in this race.

 

Depending on where you live, you may have the below county-districted races on your ballot.

  • Henry Stern

    Elect Henry Stern to push Los Angeles County in the right direction for progress. 

     

    The Position

    Each of the 58 counties in California is governed by a five-person board of supervisors. A board of supervisors has legislative and executive power to manage county services and resources, including courts, jails, public health, and public lands. They also have quasi-judicial powers, which gives them the right to hold hearings, conduct investigations, and make decisions in a manner similar to judicial courts. Laws passed by boards of supervisors are generally called ordinances. Because counties include both incorporated cities, which are administered by their own city councils, and unincorporated areas, which are directly administered by the county, ordinances may or may not apply in different areas of the county. Supervisors are typically ‎limited to 3 terms, or 12 years in office total.

     

    The District

    Los Angeles is California’s most populous county. Los Angeles County’s board of supervisors oversees the needs of 10 million people and manages an estimated budget of $36.2 billion annually. According to the County Charter, Los Angeles County is governed by a five-member board of supervisors, a county assessor, a district attorney, and a sheriff. District 3 includes the areas of Universal City, West Los Angeles, Santa Monica Mountains North Area, Westhills, Franklin Canyon, and Malibu Coastal Zone. 

     

    The Race

    There are six candidates running for this seat, including State Senator Henry Stern, State Senator Robert Hertzberg, West Hollywood City Councilmember Lindsey Horvath, Craig Brill, Jeffi Girgenti, and Roxanne Beckford Hoge. Sen. Stern’s campaign has raised $60,000 and is not funded by fossil fuel, real estate, police, or corporate PAC interests. Sen. Hertzberg’s campaign has raised over $150,000 and is not funded by fossil fuel, real estate, police, or corporate PAC interests. Horvath’s campaign has raised over $40,000 and is not funded by fossil fuel, real estate, police, or corporate PAC interests. The campaigns for Brill, Girgenti, and Hoge have raised insignificant funds. 

     

    The Recommendation

    Henry Stern, an attorney and a state senator, was raised in Los Angeles. According to campaign materials, Sen. Stern is running for election to bring his state government experience to the real-time crises of homelessness and public safety facing Los Angeles County residents. In 2016, Sen. Stern won his first election for State Senate District 27 by 12 points over Republican Steve Fazio. 

    Sen. Stern started his career as a high school teacher and a juvenile-justice investigator, which inspired him to pursue his law degree at UC-Berkeley. He served as an attorney on Capitol Hill before pursuing civil rights and environmental law back in California. He is a longtime supporter of environmental protections, and has received annual recognition from Sierra Club and California Environmental Justice Alliance for his work in the legislature. 

    As a legislator, Sen. Stern’s priorities for SD-27 this year have included 46 bills about environmental protections, homelessness and housing, and education. Of these, one has been chaptered into law, ten have died, and the majority of the others remain in committee. He currently serves on four committees, and is chair of the Natural Resources and Water Committee, and chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management. He scores a Lifetime CS of 81 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Sen. Stern has supported some progressive bills that made it to a vote. That said, he failed to vote to codify California’s carbon neutrality goal.

    Henry Stern is endorsed by many progressive groups in the district, including LA League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club, and United Teachers of Los Angeles. He is also endorsed by many local elected officials, including State Senator Maria Elena Durazo and State Senator Connie Leyva. Based on our analysis, Stern’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that he will be a progressive champion for the constituents of Los Angeles County and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

    Henry Stern

    Elect Henry Stern to push Los Angeles County in the right direction for progress. 

     

    The Position

    Each of the 58 counties in California is governed by a five-person board of supervisors. A board of supervisors has legislative and executive power to manage county services and resources, including courts, jails, public health, and public lands. They also have quasi-judicial powers, which gives them the right to hold hearings, conduct investigations, and make decisions in a manner similar to judicial courts. Laws passed by boards of supervisors are generally called ordinances. Because counties include both incorporated cities, which are administered by their own city councils, and unincorporated areas, which are directly administered by the county, ordinances may or may not apply in different areas of the county. Supervisors are typically ‎limited to 3 terms, or 12 years in office total.

     

    The District

    Los Angeles is California’s most populous county. Los Angeles County’s board of supervisors oversees the needs of 10 million people and manages an estimated budget of $36.2 billion annually. According to the County Charter, Los Angeles County is governed by a five-member board of supervisors, a county assessor, a district attorney, and a sheriff. District 3 includes the areas of Universal City, West Los Angeles, Santa Monica Mountains North Area, Westhills, Franklin Canyon, and Malibu Coastal Zone. 

     

    The Race

    There are six candidates running for this seat, including State Senator Henry Stern, State Senator Robert Hertzberg, West Hollywood City Councilmember Lindsey Horvath, Craig Brill, Jeffi Girgenti, and Roxanne Beckford Hoge. Sen. Stern’s campaign has raised $60,000 and is not funded by fossil fuel, real estate, police, or corporate PAC interests. Sen. Hertzberg’s campaign has raised over $150,000 and is not funded by fossil fuel, real estate, police, or corporate PAC interests. Horvath’s campaign has raised over $40,000 and is not funded by fossil fuel, real estate, police, or corporate PAC interests. The campaigns for Brill, Girgenti, and Hoge have raised insignificant funds. 

     

    The Recommendation

    Henry Stern, an attorney and a state senator, was raised in Los Angeles. According to campaign materials, Sen. Stern is running for election to bring his state government experience to the real-time crises of homelessness and public safety facing Los Angeles County residents. In 2016, Sen. Stern won his first election for State Senate District 27 by 12 points over Republican Steve Fazio. 

    Sen. Stern started his career as a high school teacher and a juvenile-justice investigator, which inspired him to pursue his law degree at UC-Berkeley. He served as an attorney on Capitol Hill before pursuing civil rights and environmental law back in California. He is a longtime supporter of environmental protections, and has received annual recognition from Sierra Club and California Environmental Justice Alliance for his work in the legislature. 

    As a legislator, Sen. Stern’s priorities for SD-27 this year have included 46 bills about environmental protections, homelessness and housing, and education. Of these, one has been chaptered into law, ten have died, and the majority of the others remain in committee. He currently serves on four committees, and is chair of the Natural Resources and Water Committee, and chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management. He scores a Lifetime CS of 81 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Sen. Stern has supported some progressive bills that made it to a vote. That said, he failed to vote to codify California’s carbon neutrality goal.

    Henry Stern is endorsed by many progressive groups in the district, including LA League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club, and United Teachers of Los Angeles. He is also endorsed by many local elected officials, including State Senator Maria Elena Durazo and State Senator Connie Leyva. Based on our analysis, Stern’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that he will be a progressive champion for the constituents of Los Angeles County and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

    Henry Stern

    Elect Henry Stern to push Los Angeles County in the right direction for progress. 

     

    The Position

    Each of the 58 counties in California is governed by a five-person board of supervisors. A board of supervisors has legislative and executive power to manage county services and resources, including courts, jails, public health, and public lands. They also have quasi-judicial powers, which gives them the right to hold hearings, conduct investigations, and make decisions in a manner similar to judicial courts. Laws passed by boards of supervisors are generally called ordinances. Because counties include both incorporated cities, which are administered by their own city councils, and unincorporated areas, which are directly administered by the county, ordinances may or may not apply in different areas of the county. Supervisors are typically ‎limited to 3 terms, or 12 years in office total.

     

    The District

    Los Angeles is California’s most populous county. Los Angeles County’s board of supervisors oversees the needs of 10 million people and manages an estimated budget of $36.2 billion annually. According to the County Charter, Los Angeles County is governed by a five-member board of supervisors, a county assessor, a district attorney, and a sheriff. District 3 includes the areas of Universal City, West Los Angeles, Santa Monica Mountains North Area, Westhills, Franklin Canyon, and Malibu Coastal Zone. 

     

    The Race

    There are six candidates running for this seat, including State Senator Henry Stern, State Senator Robert Hertzberg, West Hollywood City Councilmember Lindsey Horvath, Craig Brill, Jeffi Girgenti, and Roxanne Beckford Hoge. Sen. Stern’s campaign has raised $60,000 and is not funded by fossil fuel, real estate, police, or corporate PAC interests. Sen. Hertzberg’s campaign has raised over $150,000 and is not funded by fossil fuel, real estate, police, or corporate PAC interests. Horvath’s campaign has raised over $40,000 and is not funded by fossil fuel, real estate, police, or corporate PAC interests. The campaigns for Brill, Girgenti, and Hoge have raised insignificant funds. 

     

    The Recommendation

    Henry Stern, an attorney and a state senator, was raised in Los Angeles. According to campaign materials, Sen. Stern is running for election to bring his state government experience to the real-time crises of homelessness and public safety facing Los Angeles County residents. In 2016, Sen. Stern won his first election for State Senate District 27 by 12 points over Republican Steve Fazio. 

    Sen. Stern started his career as a high school teacher and a juvenile-justice investigator, which inspired him to pursue his law degree at UC-Berkeley. He served as an attorney on Capitol Hill before pursuing civil rights and environmental law back in California. He is a longtime supporter of environmental protections, and has received annual recognition from Sierra Club and California Environmental Justice Alliance for his work in the legislature. 

    As a legislator, Sen. Stern’s priorities for SD-27 this year have included 46 bills about environmental protections, homelessness and housing, and education. Of these, one has been chaptered into law, ten have died, and the majority of the others remain in committee. He currently serves on four committees, and is chair of the Natural Resources and Water Committee, and chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management. He scores a Lifetime CS of 81 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Sen. Stern has supported some progressive bills that made it to a vote. That said, he failed to vote to codify California’s carbon neutrality goal.

    Henry Stern is endorsed by many progressive groups in the district, including LA League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club, and United Teachers of Los Angeles. He is also endorsed by many local elected officials, including State Senator Maria Elena Durazo and State Senator Connie Leyva. Based on our analysis, Stern’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that he will be a progressive champion for the constituents of Los Angeles County and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

  • Courage Score: https://couragescore.org