Senate District 33

Senator Lena Gonzalez

Welcome! I’m Senator Lena Gonzalez and I represent the 33rd District. The 33rd District represents nearly 1 million residents of Los Angeles County, including Long Beach, and the Southeast Los Angeles cities of Bell, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Lakewood, Lynwood, Maywood, Paramount, Signal Hill, South Gate, and part of Los Angeles.

I’m honored to represent the working people of the 33rd District who drive California’s economy, from the Port of Long Beach to the transportation corridor that links California to the rest of the country. Please do not hesitate to contact my capitol or district office for assistance with state agencies or to voice your opinion about matters facing the legislature.

State Senator Lena A. Gonzalez

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July 28, 2020

In summary

Nearly 1 in 3 school-aged children lack access to the robust broadband networks they need for remote learning, SB 1130 would help close the digital divide.

July 20, 2020

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) recently announced the extension of driver licenses for drivers with soon to expire licenses and have several options available for you to complete other essential services as needed.

July 01, 2020

33rd District Senator and former Long Beach Councilmember, Lena Gonzalez’s “Broadband For All” bill passed out of the Senate floor on Friday, June 26.

The senator’s first bill, SB 1130, passed on a 30-9 vote.

The bill aims to bridge the digital divide by ensuring equal access to high speed, reliable and “open-access digital infrastructure” for rural and urban communities, according to Senator Gonzalez.

June 26, 2020

Long Beach, Calif.- It is incredibly disturbing to see threats of violence directed towards activist and journalist Shaun King which were posted in a California law enforcement private Facebook group. These violent posts were conducted with personal accounts of identified retired Long Beach law enforcement officers. These actions by former law enforcement professionals are not only unacceptable and extremely disappointing, but are completely against the values of the residents I represent and these actions must face immediate consequence. 

June 26, 2020

Sacramento, Calif.- Today, the California State Senate approved the "Broadband for California" bill, authored by Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D- Long Beach). "Broadband for California," or Senate Bill 1130, aims to decrease the digital divide and increase broadband access to all Californians. Despite being a global center for tech innovation, California has been plagued by inequities in internet access, with African American, low-income, Latino, rural, and elderly Californians disproportionately unable to get online.

June 26, 2020

This bill will make improvements to the California Advanced Services Fund, including higher speed requirements, open access, and future proof infrastructure requirements

June 25, 2020

Senator Gonzalez speaks in support of SB 1399 –The Garment Worker Protection Act, protecting essential garment workers from wage theft. 

June 24, 2020

Sacramento, Calif.- Today, the California State Senate approved SB 1255 by Senator Lena Gonzalez (D- Long Beach) and the Senate Committee on Insurance. Section one of SB 1255, The Equal Insurance HIV Act, by Senator Lena Gonzalez and co-sponsored by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and Equality California, ends the unjust practice of insurance companies discriminating against HIV-positive individuals, keeps up to date with medical advancements and ensures coverage for affected families during these unprecedented times.