2024 LGBTQ+ Climate Candidates

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Helped pass legislation providing justice for Vernon and other communities poisoned by toxic contamination at Exide Technologies as District Director to Assemblymember Miguel Santiago

Organized new citizen voter registration drives as Chair of LA County Democratic Party

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Mark Gonzalez

Assembly (D-54)

Contribution limit is $5,500
per election

Executive Director of Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice since 2015

Lifetime advocate for underrepresented communities in Inland Empire

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Javier Hernandez

Assembly (D-53)

Contribution limit is $5,500
per election

Worked to build new green spaces and stop bad development as Mayor of Palm Springs

Championed extreme heat resilience for Palm Springs

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Christy Holstege

Assembly (D-47)

Contribution limit is $5,500
per election

Alhambra Vice Mayor, lifelong Democrat, educator, and equal rights advocate

Honored as a 2022 Congressional Woman of the Year for spearheading creation of Alhambra’s sustainability plan

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Sasha Renée Pérez

Senate (D-25)

Contribution limit is $5,500
per election

Committed to standing up to price-increasing corporations and stopping the proliferation of warehouses to protect our environment and ensure our communities are livable

Refusing to take money from Big Oil or Big Pharma

Championed environmental and open space protections as Riverside City Councilmember

Clarissa Cervantes

Assembly (D-58)

Contribution limit is $5,500
per election

Co-founded California Labor for Climate Jobs to support workers across all impacted job sectors and ensure energy jobs remain good union jobs as we shift to low-carbon economy

Committed to making path to sustainability comprehensive, fair, and inclusive, ensuring we have workforce to support resiliency, and creating high-road training and jobs for a better future

Represents over 2.1 million workers as President of the California Labor Federation

Kathryn Lybarger

Senate (D-7)

Contribution limit is $5,500
per election

Authored 2023 priority bill AB 3 to invest in offshore wind energy and good-paying jobs in California

Authored 2023 priority bill AB 1176 that would have ensured local governments are planning for electrification of cars and buildings

Instrumental in getting EnviroVoters’ 2023 sponsored bill for corporate accountability (SB 253) passed

Earned 100% score on 2023 California Environmental Scorecard and member of Climate Action Caucus

Rick Chavez Zbur

Assembly (D-51)

Contribution limit is $5,500
per election

Earned 99% score on 2023 California Environmental Scorecard and member of Hall of Fame

Long track record as strong climate advocate for state

Member of 2022 Scorecard’s Climate Action Caucus for work passing key climate bills

John Laird

Senate (D-17)

Contribution limit is $5,500
per election

Lifetime 99% score on California Environmental Scorecard and member of Hall of Fame

Introduced EnviroVoters’ 2023 sponsored bill for corporate accountability (SB 253)

A consistent champion for bold climate policy who has helped push Senate to pass significant legislation

Scott Wiener

Senate (D-11)

Contribution limit is $5,500
per election

Lifetime 99% score on California Environmental Scorecard

Incoming Chair of Progressive Caucus

Invested in clean energy grid and ending our reliance on fossil fuels

Alex Lee

Assembly (D-24)

Contribution limit is $5,500
per election

Lifetime 99% score on California Environmental Scorecard

Authored critical 2022 bill to make community solar and storage affordable for low-income Californians

Instrumental in getting EnviroVoters’ 2023 sponsored bill for corporate accountability (SB 253) passed

Chris Ward

Assembly (D-78)

Contribution limit is $5,500
per election

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