Chris Ward

State assembly

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District

AD-78

Party

democrat

Score
100
Contact

Votes

Type Year Categories Name Description Vote
floor_votes 2021
  • health
  • workers-rights

AB84

Extends supplemental paid sick leave for certain essential workers.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice

AB503

Minimizes the time youths spend on probation and tailors probation conditions to meet their individual needs.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • environmental-protection

AB1200

Bans toxic PFAS chemicals in paper food packaging.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • housing

AB838

Requires a city or county that receives a complaint of a substandard building or a lead hazard violation to inspect the building and document the violations.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • economic-justice

AB889

Mandates written notice of intended closure of a grocery establishment, provision of safety net programs and local workforce training services information to each employee of the grocery establishment, and city tracking of grocery closures for potential intervention.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • racial-justice

AB256

Makes the California Racial Justice Act of 2020 retroactive, allowing previously convicted defendants to challenge racial discrimination.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB292

Limits disruptions to rehabilitative programming in prisons by prioritizing incarcerated persons for similar programs when transferred to a new facility.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • economic-justice

AB1177

Sets in motion the nation's first public banking option, closing a critical financial services gap in many disadvantaged communities.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • environmental-protection

AB1371

Prohibits online retailers from using single-use packaging, and mandates certain businesses establish at-store recycling and plastic bag reuse programs.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB990

Prohibits the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from denying in-person contact visits as a disciplinary measure.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • environmental-protection

AB1371

Prohibits online retailers from using single-use packaging, and mandates certain businesses establish at-store recycling and plastic bag reuse programs.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • environmental-protection

AB1395

Codifies California’s goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2045.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • workers-rights

AB257

Establishes a Fast Food Sector Council to set industry wide standards on wages, working hours, and other working conditions.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • immigration

AB937

Protects those deemed eligible for prison release from being transferred to immigration detention.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB292

Limits disruptions to rehabilitative programming in prisons by prioritizing incarcerated persons for similar programs when transferred to a new facility.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • economic-justice
  • health

SB510

Ensures that anyone who wants a COVID-19 test or vaccine can get one without paying extra out-of-pocket costs.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB333

Reduces the list of crimes that can accompany gang enhancements and separates gang allegations from underlying charges at trial.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB81

Provides guidelines to judges on the use of sentence enhancements, which have been disproportionately applied to people of color and those suffering from mental illness.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • gun-violence-prevention
  • racial-justice

AB481

Requires law enforcement agencies to receive approval from their governing bodies before acquiring military equipment.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB483

Provides resentencing hearings for anyone currently serving a sentence made up of certain (now eliminated) sentencing enhancements.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB73

Stops mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent offenders of drug crimes, and replaces with paths to rehabilitation, probation and treatment.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • workers-rights

SB357

Repeals “loitering for purpose of prostitution” law, which results in profiling and harassment of sex workers.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

SB731

Expunges or seals most criminal records for those who have completed their sentences.

Support

Corporate Money

Type Amount
Real Estate $49,800
Oil & Gas $4,750
Oil & Gas $11,900
Health Insurance $16,700

2021 Score Card Grades from Partners

Partner Score
ACLU
85
Equality CA
100
Health Access
100
Planned Parenthood
100
Sierra Club
88
United Domestic Workers
100
United Food & Commercial Workers Western States Council
100
NARAL
93
California Food and Farming Network
67
Dream Alliance
100
CA Environmental Justice Alliance
84
California Environmental Voters
98

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