Endorsed candidates for 2024

The process for the Democrats of Rossmoor (DoR) candidate endorsements is described in Article XI of the By-Laws.

Current Endorsements Include:

The Democrats of Rossmoor endorsed both Congressman Mark DeSaulnier and Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan. We are proud to support these incumbents.

The DoR has a policy of not endorsing a candidate when two democrats are running for the same single office. Thus, we have not taken a position on the candidacy of either Marisol Rubio or Tim Grayson.

The DoR has endorsed Proposition 1.

Candidates for City Council and School Boards will be on the November ballot.

Endorsed legislation

The Board of the Democrats of Rossmoor has endorsed each of the bills listed below. Check out the LegInfo details for the legislation. This legislation aligns with the priorities that have been chosen by members.

Bill # (author)IssueStatus
AB 6 (Friedman)Bring transport spending in alignment with Climate goalsIn the Senate
AB 28 (Gabriel)Tax on firearms for gun violence prevention educationSigned into Law
AB 57 (Kalra)Pocket Forests on public landVetoed
AB 363 (RBK) Ban bee-killing pesticides in gardening/landscaping useSigned into Law
AB 421 (Bryan) Ballot referendum reform Signed into Law
AB 579 (Ting)School Buses sales zero emissions by 2035Signed into Law
AB 591 (Gabriel)Universal EV Charging Connectors In the Senate
AB 1034 (Wilson)Downloading of data from officer body camerasIn the Senate
AB 1042 (RBK)Ban bee-killing pesticide use on seedsIn the Senate
AB 1266 (Kalra)Stop jail time for minor citationsIn the Senate
AB-1267 (Ting)EV Incentive for gasoline superusers Died in Committee
AB 1323 (Kalra)School Safety Mandatory reportingDied in Committee
AB 538 (Holden)OPPOSE, regionalizing electricity controlDefeated by coalition
AJR 4 (Schiavo)Medicare: End ACO REACH ModelPassed, sent to Congress
SB 12 (Stern)Raise GHG reduction goal 40% —> 55% of 1990 levelIn Senate Suspension
SB 50 (Bradford)Forbids peace officer from stopping a vehicle for minor In the Assembly infraction (eg single taillight); send citation insteadIn the Assembly
SB 94 (Cortese)Resentencing option, after 25 years in custody, for mitigating circumstances not in the law prior to 1990In the Assembly
SB 233 (Skinner)EVs to have Bidirectional charging optionIn the Assembly
SB 244 (Eggman)Right to repair: electronics & appliancesSigned into Law
SB 252 (Gonzalez)CalPRFS/CalSTRS Fossil Fuel Divestment
In the Assembly
SB 253 (Wiener)Corporate GHG DataSigned into Law
SB 261 (Stern)Corporate Climate RiskSigned into Law
SB 271 (Dodd)Powered wheelchairs: right to repairVetoed
SB 278 (Dodd)Financial Elder AbuseIn the Assembly
SB 414 (Allen)Hydrogen Applications AssessmentIn the Assembly

SB 511 (Blakespear)
GHG Emissions Inventory by CARB by for all jurisdictionsIn the Assembly
SJR 2 (Gonzalez)Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation TreatyPassed, sent to Congress
HR 3777 (Rouzer)Disaster Assistance Fairness ActIn the House

The DoR procedure for endorsing propositions, measures, and legislation starts with vetting by the DoR Issues Committee, their vote on whether to endorse, and then a recommendation to the whole board. The goal is to promote legislation that aligns with the club’s priorities set each year. The board may then add its endorsement with a simple majority vote. In some matters, the board may ask for an endorsement by all the club members. Lobbying for endorsed issues  takes various forms: action alerts to members to call or write decision makers, newspaper articles, office visits, joining statewide or local campaigns, etc.

We welcome more volunteers to join the Issues Committee.

Statewide Propositions

Proposition 1
Behavioral Health Services Program and Bond Measure, March 2024

Endorsed by the California Democratic Party, November 2023

Endorsed by the Democrats of Rossmoor, January 2024