Legislative Environmental Scorecard

CLCV released their 2019 legislative environmental scorecard. Below are the scores of our endorsed elected officials (asterisks indicate officials who were endorsed jointly with Voices for Progress). Luz Rivas was awarded Freshman of the Year, and is part of their “Climate Action Caucus.” 


Legislator Year Endorsed 2019 CLCV Score Lifetime Score
Senator Holly Mitchell (SD30 – Los Angeles) 2016 94% 94%
Senator Ash Kalra (SD27 – San Jose)* 2016 94% 98%
Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (AD47 – Inland Empire)* 2016 99% 98%
Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (AD65 – Orange County) 2016 67% 72%
Assemblymember Shirley Weber (AD79 – San Diego) 2016 89% 93%
Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (AD80 – San Diego) 2016 100% 97%
Wendy Carrillo (AD51 – Los Angeles)* 2017 89% 95%
Assemblymember Luz Rivas (AD39 – Los Angeles)* 2018 94% 94%
Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (AD45 – Los Angeles)* 2018 99% 100%
Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove (AD54 – Los Angeles)* 2018 99% 94%
Senator Melissa Hurtado (SD14 – Central Valley)* 2018 69%
Senator Maria Elena Durazo (SD24 – Los Angeles)* 2018 90%
Assemblymember Robert Rivas (AD30 – Hollister)* 2018 94%
Senator Lena Gonzalez (SD33 – Long Beach)* 2018 99%



CDT ally State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, Equality California and members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors have endorsed the Schools and Communities First ballot measure. 


The California Democratic Party is opening 14 regional offices — in Bakersfield, Brea, Camarillo, Fresno, Huntington Beach, Los Angeles, Modesto, Oakland, Oceanside, Palmdale, Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside, Stockton and Walnut Creek — for its 2020 Coordinated Campaign to secure wins up and down the ballot. 


Immigrant Rights

California is expanding public benefits to immigrants, including Medi-Cal, while a recent federal Supreme Court ruling that allowed the federal administration to move forward on a rule that could jeopardize permanent residency status for immigrants who use food stamps, Medicaid and housing vouchers. 



The Public Policy Institute of California released new research that documents how the income gap in the Bay Area is higher than anywhere else in the state; the top income earners make 12.2 times more than those at the bottom. “Bay Area residents in the 90th percentile of incomes earned $384,000 a year, compared to just $32,000 for those in the bottom 10th percentile.”