Congressman Jimmy Gomez proudly represents California’s 34th Congressional District, one of the most diverse and culturally rich districts in the country. He is an Assistant Whip in the 116th Congress and a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and the powerful House Committee on Ways and Means. Congressman Gomez is also a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), and a Vice-Chair of the Future Forum. Prior to his election to Congress in June of 2017, Congressman Gomez served four and a half years in the California State Assembly where he served as Chair of the Assembly Appropriations Committee. In the Assembly, Congressman Gomez distinguished himself as a proven national champion of paid family leave and combating climate change. He became a key figure in authoring landmark legislation to address public health, environmental justice, water conservation, access to education, civic engagement, campaign finance disclosure, LGBT rights, and affordable housing
Maria Elena Durazo
California State Senator María Elena Durazo proudly serves California’s 24th State Senate District. Prior to being elected to the State Senate, she was an American trade union official. In addition to her union work, María Elena has served on many civic commissions and boards. Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley appointed her to the Los Angeles Commission on Airports and Mayor Richard Riordan appointed her to the Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Committee. She has also served on the California State Coastal Commission. She was the first female Secretary-Treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, the second largest labor council in the country and served on the National AFL-CIO Executive Council
California State Assemblymember Miguel Santiago represents California’s 53rd Assembly District, one of the most vibrant and diverse districts in California. Since his election, Miguel Santiago has worked to provide housing for Californians experiencing homelessness and stimulate the development of more affordable housing in his district and across the state. He continues to work on expanding childcare, has authored some of California’s toughest gun safety regulations, and fights for the fair and equal treatment of hardworking families. Assemblymember Santiago currently serves as Chair of the powerful Communications and Conveyance Committee where he led the efforts to pass the “Internet for All Now Act of 2017” to ensure broadband access throughout California. He also sits on four other key Assembly Committees: Health, Higher Education, Public Safety, and Utilities & Energy Committees
Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson represents the Eighth District of Los Angeles and chairs the Planning and Land Use Committee. A lifelong champion of equity and community building, City Councilmember, Harris-Dawson supports policies that combat homelessness, create quality jobs, clean streets, and encourage community policing. As a long-time community organizer and South LA resident, Harris-Dawson values the people of South LA and relies on his deep rooted relationships to build public trust and collaborative solutions.