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
  • housing

AB889

Increases transparency and accountability in housing by requiring corporate landlords to report the owners of an LLC that rents out a property.

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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