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

July 01, 2019

California provides money and other assistance to victims of violent crime, but the aid is available only to those who know to ask for it. Nearly 100 applications are denied each year because they’re filed late, perhaps because it took too long for victims to learn of the program, or perhaps because they were too busy dealing with the trauma or other consequences of the crime.

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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