Welcome to Senator Maria Elena Durazo

  • Empowering workers will always be at the heart of what we do
  • On the Senate floor with Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez presenting AB 5, which codifies landmark California Supreme Court decision to stop worker misclassification
  • During a special screening of Dora and the Lost City of Gold, community members from Senate District 24 were able to hold an Albino Burmese Python
  • Speaking to Fox40 in Sacramento about Health4All
  • At the NALEO Miami policy breakout sessions, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo and I featured best practices on raising the bar for immigrant workers
  • Humbled to receive the Women’s Foundation of California’s Visionary Award this year


September 03, 2021

I'm writing to you today about the Caltrans-owned properties in El Sereno and SB 51, legislation I co-authored with Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo that was recently signed into law by Governor Newsom.

November 05, 2019

La importancia del Censo 2020 y los latinos

Los latinos sumaron más del 50 por ciento del crecimiento poblacional en la última década, para el 2020 se espera que llegue a los 60 millones, sin embargo, debido al ambiente antiinmigrante, como el que se vivió con La Proposición 187, los esfuerzos se redoblan.

October 28, 2019

Hace un cuarto de siglo, los votantes de California aprobaron una proposición racista y abiertamente antilatina y antiinmigrante.

Press Releases

May 03, 2022
Senator Durazo Issues Statement in Response to Medi-Cal Expansion for Eligible Californians 50 Years and Older

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Starting May 1st, approximately 235,000 Californians previously ineligible Californians now qualify for Medi-Cal coverage under an extension spearheaded by California State Senator María Elena Durazo through last year’s budget process and signed by Governor Newsom.

March 02, 2022
Senator Durazo Introduces Legislation to Protect Workers During Natural Disasters

Senator Durazo has introduced SB 1044, which aims to protect workers during natural disasters by requiring clear requirements and procedures for employers to uphold. 

February 17, 2022
Senator Durazo Introduces Legislation to Require Equity for California’s Climate Action

Senator Durazo has introduced SB 1095, legislation for Equity in Climate Action, which would require that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) assess the social and economic impacts of any proposed adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule or regulation that will significantly affect air quality or emissions limitations in the state.

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