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

July 24, 2021
Senator Durazo Responds to Governor Newsom Signing SB 51 to Create More Affordable Housing & Pathways to Home Ownership in El Sereno

LOS ANGELES – In response to Governor Gavin Newsom signing SB 51 on Friday, Senator Durazo issued the following statement:
 

July 01, 2021
Homeless Hiring Tax Credit Originally Proposed by Sen. María Elena Durazo & Asm. Richard Bloom Included in 2021-2022 California Budget

The 2021-2022 budget set to be signed by Governor Newsom will include a groundbreaking California Homeless Hiring Tax Credit that would simultaneously confront the homelessness crisis facing California, address the job losses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic that have disproportionately harmed low-income communities, and ease the significant

June 24, 2021
Senator Durazo, Commissioner Lara’s Legislation to Protect Health and Safety of Immigrants in Private, For-Profit Detention Facilities and Prisons Passes Assembly Insurance Committee

Today, Senator María Elena Durazo’s (D-Los Angeles) legislation 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 was approved by the California Assembly Insurance Committee.

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