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

October 07, 2019

 SACRAMENTO – Building on the state’s historic investment in two years of free community college and substantial state budget investments that allowed the University of California and the California State University to freeze tuition, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a series of bills into law last week focused on affordability, transparency and int

September 27, 2019

In Northeast Los Angeles, where rising rents and rising homelessness go hand in hand, a pair of bills passed recently in Sacramento attempt to tackle both. Assembly Bill (AB) 1482 would establish statewide rent control. AB 1197 would make it easier for developers to build housing for the homeless in Los Angeles.

September 25, 2019

When my son Junior was killed driving home from a funeral in October 2015, I felt I’d lost everything. At age 18, a senseless act of violence robbed my son of his bright future. I honestly didn’t see a reason to keep living.

Press Releases

October 21, 2019
SENATOR DURAZO TO LEAD BI-PARTISAN DELEGATION TO MEXICO

SACRAMENTO – This week, Senator María Elena Durazo (D – Los Angeles) will lead a bi-partisan delegation to Mexico to survey the extensive social and economic ties between California and Mexico.

October 04, 2019
Governor Signs Sen. Durazo’s California DREAM Loan Graduate Degree Programs Bill

SACRAMENTO –Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Ángeles) announced today that Governor Gavin Newsom has signed SB 354, which extends the California DREAM Loan Program to UC and CSU graduate students.

September 14, 2019
Senator Durazo Announces Agreement with Governor Newsom to Work on Providing Medi-Cal Coverage to Undocumented Seniors

SACRAMENTO – After meeting with Governor Gavin Newsom, Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Ángeles) announced today that she will keep Senate Bill 29 in the Assembly with the commitment from him to work with the legislature to address the Medi-Cal expansion to low-income undocumented immigrants age 65 or older next year.

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