Maria Durazo

State senate

A
District

SD-24

Party

democrat

Score
96
Contact

Senator Maria Elena Durazo has been a consistent champion of issues that further immigrant inclusion in California. She has taken on gaps in health care for immigrant seniors, focused conversations on health conditions and oversight of private detention centers, and has fought for economic justice and increased workforce protections for immigrant workers. As the current chair of the Latino Caucus, she has made immigrant inclusion a priority and has coalesced support for ensuring that immigrant communities will be able to build back better post-COVID.

Votes

Type Year Categories Name Description Vote
floor_votes 2021
  • economic-justice
  • housing

SB91

Temporarily extended California’s state-wide eviction protections to all covered tenants until July 1, 2021.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

SB93

Requires certain employers to rehire eligible employees who were laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • health
  • workers-rights

SB95

Extends supplemental paid sick leave for certain essential workers.

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
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

SB93

Requires certain employers to rehire eligible employees who were laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • economic-justice

SB447

Allows courts to award damages for a deceased person’s non-economic damages of pain, suffering, or disfigurement to the deceased person’s estate.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • health

SB410

Increases health and safety protections by exempting certain OSHA requirements from cumbersome regulatory review.

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

SB2

Prohibits someone convicted of certain felonies from regaining peace officer employment based on a court vacating, withdrawing or expunging the conviction, unless the court finds them innocent of the crime.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • environmental-protection

SB47

Significantly raises the amount of money state oil regulators can spend to clean up old, leaky wells.

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
  • health
  • workers-rights

SB213

Broadens the range of injuries for which certain hospital workers are presumed entitled to claim Workers Compensation damages to include COVID-19, PTSD, and certain other diseases.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • racial-justice
  • voting-rights
  • workers-rights

AB616

Enfranchises farmworkers by giving them more ways to vote in union elections.

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

AB26

Ensures all law enforcement agencies require officers present during an excessive use-of-force incident to intervene and report the offending officer.

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
  • education

AB1550

Protects bargaining rights by allowing faculty to remain eligible for union representation if their positions are hierarchically reorganized.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • education
  • workers-rights

AB438

Guarantees permanent school employees and certificated employees the same rights in regard to layoffs.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • workers-rights

AB701

Requires specified employers to provide distribution center employees with written performance quotas and adverse employment action that will result from failure to meet them.

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • political-accountability

AB339

Requires city councils and county boards of supervisors of cities of a certain size to expand digital access for public meetings.

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

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
  • environmental-protection

AB1395

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

No Vote
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

SB483

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

Support
floor_votes 2021
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

SB62

Requires an hourly minimum wage for garment workers by banning piece rate pay.

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
committee_votes 2020
  • housing

SB1190

Authorizes tenants to terminate leases without penalty because they or a family member were the victim of a crime.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • economic-justice

SB956

Establishes the California Tax Expenditure Review Board as an independent advisory body.

Support
committee_votes 2020
  • workers-rights

SB1383

Forces employers to grant employee requests for up to 12 work weeks of unpaid parental leave.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • workers-rights

SB1399

Expands protections for garment industry workers.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • consumer-protection
  • health

SB977

Expands the Attorney General’s ability to prohibit certain transactions by healthcare systems that hurt consumers by limiting competition.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • workers-rights

SB1383

Forces employers to grant employee requests for up to 12 work weeks of unpaid parental leave.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • gun-violence-prevention

AB2847

Strengthens gun laws by enhancing micro-stamping requirements for unsafe guns.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • economic-justice
  • workers-rights

AB2114

Provides a procedure for UC medical employees to challenge termination of employment.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • environmental-protection

AB1080

Sets goals to reduce waste from single-use packaging and products.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB3070

Prohibits prosecutors from striking prospective jurors from jury pools on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender and other identities.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • criminal-justice
  • racial-justice

AB3070

Prohibits prosecutors from striking prospective jurors from jury pools on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender and other identities.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • health
  • workers-rights

AB890

Allows nurse practitioners in California to work without physician supervision.

Support
floor_votes 2020
  • criminal-justice
  • lgbtq-rights

SB145

Removes remnants of discriminatory anti-sodomy laws from statutory rape punishments.

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • education

SB756

Establishes 2-year moratorium on new charter schools

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

SB336

Requires automated transit vehicles to maintain a trained employee on board

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

SB336

Requires automated transit vehicles to maintain a trained employee on board

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • health
  • workers-rights

SB227

Penalizes hospitals that violate California law regarding nurse-to-patient ratios

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection

SB307

Overrides federal order to waive state level environmental review of Cadiz Water Project

No Vote
floor_votes 2019
  • gender-equality
  • workers-rights

SB142

Requires employers to provide lactation rooms and reasonable break time for lactation needs

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection
  • housing

SB621

Creates environmental review loopholes and lowers requirements for affordable housing construction

Oppose
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice
  • housing

SB329

Prohibits landlords from rejecting applicants based on Section 8 status

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection
  • housing

SB25

Allows select development projects to skirt environmental review

Oppose
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

SB136

Repeals sentencing enhancements for those with prior offenses

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice
  • lgbtq-rights

SB145

Removes remnants of discriminatory anti-sodomy laws from statutory rape punishments.

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

SB529

Grants tenants right to organize as part of a tenant association

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

SB529

Grants tenants right to organize as part of a tenant association

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice

SB616

Forces debt collectors to leave final $1,724 in a bank account

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • health
  • immigration

SB29

Expands Medi-Cal to all residents, regardless of immigration status

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection

SB551

Mandates development of plans for decommissioning, cleanup and remediation of abandoned wells

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • housing

AB1487

Creates Bay Area Housing Finance Authority, to raise and distribute affordable housing funds

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • economic-justice
  • housing

AB857

Allows local governments to sponsor public banks

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • consumer-protection
  • education

AB376

Protects student loan borrowers from unscrupulous practices and strengthens loan provider oversight

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • education

AB331

Makes ethnic studies a requirement for all public and charter high schools

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • immigration

AB1753

Requires immigration advisers to be lawyers or federally licensed consultants

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • consumer-protection

AB1360

Strengthens food safety training requirements and mandates employer-provided insurance for delivery drivers

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • education

AB1505

Empowers local districts to evaluate charter school applications based on economic impact criteria

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • education

AB1507

Grants local districts more leeway in evaluating charter school applications

Support
committee_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

AB378

Guarantees collective bargaining power to early child care providers for state-subsidized families

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • education

AB1353

Shortens length of probationary period for unclassified employees from 1 year to 6 months

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

AB749

Prohibits "no rehire" provisions that bar victims of mistreatment from employment with offending company

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • health
  • workers-rights

SB227

Penalizes hospitals that violate California law regarding nurse-to-patient ratios

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • health

AB731

Requires same rate review practice for large-group health insurance plans as smaller ones

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

AB51

Prohibits employers from forcing job candidates to waive legal rights in favor of forced arbitration

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • consumer-protection
  • health

AB290

Prevents dialysis companies from steering patients from medi-cal to boost corporate profits

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

AB965

Allows people incarcerated as youth to earn time off their earliest parole date

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

AB1482

Caps rent increase at 5% in 12-month period, and forces landlords to present 'just cause' before evicting

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

AB1487

Creates Bay Area Housing Finance Authority, to raise and distribute affordable housing funds

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice
  • political-accountability
  • racial-justice

AB1600

Expedites the process to obtain police misconduct records in a criminal trial

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice
  • housing

SB329

Prohibits landlords from rejecting applicants based on Section 8 status

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

AB1215

Bans (for 3 yrs) biometric surveillance and facial recognition from use in police body cameras

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • education

AB1507

Grants local districts more leeway in evaluating charter school applications

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice
  • housing

AB857

Allows local governments to sponsor public banks

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • economic-justice

SB268

Offers voters more information on potentially progressive taxation measures

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • criminal-justice

SB136

Repeals sentencing enhancements for those with prior offenses

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

AB1066

Grants unemployment benefits for workers during first 3 weeks of a strike

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • housing

AB68

Permits construction of two ADUs on same property

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • workers-rights

ACA14

Forces UC system to reduce contracted services in order to increase percent of union workers on their payroll

Support
floor_votes 2019
  • environmental-protection

SB1

Strengthens California environmental standards to pre-Trump federal levels

Support

Corporate Money

Type Amount
Real Estate $49,500
Oil & Gas $20,100
Cops $17,800
Health Insurance $8,700

2021 Score Card Grades from Partners

Partner Score
ACLU
98
Equality CA
100
Health Access
100
Planned Parenthood
100
Sierra Club
75
United Domestic Workers
100
United Food & Commercial Workers Western States Council
100
NARAL
93
California Food and Farming Network
100
Dream Alliance
98
CA Environmental Justice Alliance
88
California Environmental Voters
98

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