Reproductive Freedom for All California Releases Final Slate of State Legislative Endorsements Ahead of Primary Election - Reproductive Freedom for All

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Reproductive Freedom for All California Releases Final Slate of State Legislative Endorsements Ahead of Primary Election

San Francisco, CA Today, Reproductive Freedom for All California released its final slate of endorsements for candidates running for the California State Legislature in the March 5 primary election.

Reproductive Freedom for All California Director Shannon Olivieri Hovis released the following statement:

“These candidates and incumbents are prepared to continue advancing our reproductive freedoms in California. With Republicans threatening a nationwide abortion ban and the Supreme Court considering two abortion-related cases this year—the impacts of which would reverberate even into reproductive freedom states like ours—we need all hands on deck to fight for our fundamental rights. We proudly endorse them and will work alongside our more than 371,000 members to ensure that they advance in the March 5 primary election.” 

Endorsed candidates in open and challenger races

AD 2 – Ariel Kelley

AD 7 – Porsche Middleton

AD 19 – Catherine Stefani

AD 34 – Ricardo Ortega

AD 43 – Celeste Rodriguez

AD 53 – Javier Hernandez

AD 58 – Clarissa Cervantes

AD 62 – José Luis Solache

AD 79 – LaShae Sharp-Collins

SD 5 –  Jerry McNerney 

SD 29 – Asm. Eloise Reyes

SD 31 – Asm. Sabrina Cervantes

SD 31 – Angelo Farooq

SD 35 – Michelle Chambers

SD 39 – Asm. Akilah Weber


Endorsed incumbents

SD 11 – Sen. Scott Wiener

SD 13 – Sen. Josh Becker

SD 15 – Sen. Dave Cortese

SD 17 – Sen. John Laird

SD 19 – Sen. Monique Limón

SD 27 – Sen. Henry Stern

SD 33 – Sen. Lena Gonzalez

AD 4 – Asm. Cecilia Aguiar-Curry

AD 11 – Asm. Lori Wilson

AD 12 – Asm. Damon Connolly

AD 14 – Asm. Buffy Wicks

AD 16 – Asm. Rebecca Bauer-Kahan

AD 17 – Asm. Matt Haney

AD 18 – Asm. Mia Bonta

AD 20 – Asm. Liz Ortega

AD 21 – Asm. Diane Papan

AD 23 – Asm. Marc Berman

AD 24 – Asm. Alex Lee

AD 25 – Asm. Ash Kalra

AD 28 – Asm. Gail Pellerin

AD 29 – Asm. Robert Rivas

AD 30 – Asm. Dawn Addis

AD 31 – Asm. Joaquin Arambula

AD 37 – Asm. Gregg Hart

AD 38 – Asm. Steve Bennett

AD 39 – Asm. Juan Carrillo

AD 40 – Asm. Pilar Schiavo

AD 46 – Asm. Jesse Gabriel

AD 49 – Asm. Mike Fong

AD 51 – Asm. Rick Chavez Zbur

AD 55 – Asm. Isaac Bryan

AD 56 – Asm. Lisa Calderon

AD 60 – Asm. Corey Jackson

AD 61 – Asm. Tina McKinnor

AD 65 – Asm. Mike Gipson

AD 67 – Asm. Sharon Quirk-Silva

AD 68 – Asm. Avelino Valencia

AD 69 – Asm. Josh Lowenthal

AD 73 – Asm. Cottie Petrie-Norris

AD 77 – Asm. Tasha Boerner

AD 78 – Asm. Chris Ward

AD 80 – Asm. David Alvarez

This announcement builds on Reproductive Freedom for All California’s previous slates of endorsements in November and December of 2023.

Reproductive Freedom for All is already on the ground in states across the country as part of its largest-ever electoral program, working to ensure reproductive freedom champions are elected from statehouses to the White House and that we protect and expand abortion rights and access through ballot measures. Our 2024 program connects voters with opportunities to make immediate, tangible change to help build a future where everyone is free to make their own decisions about their bodies, lives, and families.

In November, on the heels of yet another resounding victory for abortion rights in elections across the country, Reproductive Freedom for All launched its “Vote for Repro Freedom” campaign. This digital and grassroots campaign will harness the momentum of big wins in Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky by encouraging voters to commit to voting in 2024 for reproductive freedom champions as the first step in mobilizing the 8 in 10 Americans who support legal abortion.


For over 50 years, Reproductive Freedom for All (formerly NARAL Pro-Choice America) has fought to protect and advance reproductive freedom at the federal and state levels—including access to abortion care, birth control, pregnancy and post-partum care, and paid family leave—for everybody. Reproductive Freedom for All is powered by its more than 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who support legal abortion.