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.
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.”