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

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.

February 21, 2020
Sen. María Elena Durazo Proposes Homeless Hiring Tax Credit

SACRAMENTO – State Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Ángeles) today introduced Senate Bill 1333 to create the California Homeless Hiring Tax Credit.

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.

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