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

News

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.

October 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO — Undocumented immigrants and other non-citizens will be allowed to serve on state boards and commissions after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a package of bills Saturday intended to integrate immigrants further into society.

Press Releases

February 09, 2021
Senator Durazo, Commissioner Lara Introduce Legislation to Protect Health and Safety of Immigrants in Private, For-Profit Detention Facilities and Prisons

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Today Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation sponsored by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights that would require private, for-profit detention facilities and prisons operating in California to uphold basic health and safety standards for people being detained in these facilities.

January 08, 2021
Senator Durazo Responds to Governor Newsom's Proposed Budget

LOS ANGELES - In response to Governor Newsom's proposed state budget released this morning, Senator María Elena Durazo issued the following statement:

February 24, 2020
Sen. María Elena Durazo Introduces Bill to Provide Housing Protections that Ensure Safety of All Violent Crime Victims

SACRAMENTO – Last week, State Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) today introduced Senate Bill 1190, which would enable all victims of violent crimes and their families to terminate a lease without penalty within 180 days of the crime having occurred.

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