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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February 23, 2021
February 19, 2021

Sacramento, Calif.– Today, Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) and Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) introduced legislation to bring the Clean Transportation Program up to date to achieve the state’s new environmental targets. The last iteration of the program was developed nearly a decade ago, rendering fundamental measures and objectives within the program outdated and in grave need of revitalization. SB 726 and AB 1389 would ensure it is updated to reflect clean vehicle technological advancements and to align with current clean air and climate goals.

February 19, 2021

Sacramento, Calif. – Today, Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D- Long Beach) introduced SB 671 to create a Clean Freight Corridor Efficiency Program to advance heavy-duty clean vehicle goals and ensure the development of supporting highway infrastructure. The program would require the California Transportation Commission (CTC) and the Air and Resources Board (ARB) to conduct a comprehensive analysis of key factors needed to build clean freight corridors, such as, road safety, alternative fueling infrastructure and road resiliency. Guidelines, best practices and data obtained through these assessments will be used to inform future and continued planning of clean freight.

February 18, 2021

Sacramento, Calif. – Today, Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D- Long Beach) announced the introduction of new legislation to address the need for stronger enforcement measures to keep workers safe as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. SB 606 would give the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) the necessary tools to hold large employers accountable for workplace health and safety violations and strengthen worker protections to encourage workers to report unsafe working conditions and prevent employer retaliation. 

February 18, 2021

Four Los Angeles-area state legislators announced Thursday that they have introduced a bill to provide $540.4 million to fund a clean-up of 10,000 homes polluted by the nearby Exide Technologies battery facility in Vernon.

February 16, 2021

Of the 120 state legislators of California, 14 were “Champions.” They had ‘championed’ the ACLU mission by voting 100 percent in line with the ACLU affiliates. These Champions received perfect scores in their voting habits, specific to civil liberties.

The following state legislators were recognized as the ACLU California Action’s Civil Liberties Champions for their efforts to uphold values incorporated in civil liberties:

Steven Bradford – Gardena (SD 35)
Maria Elena Durazo – Los Angeles (SD 24)
Lena Gonzalez – Long Beach (SD 33)
Bob Hertzberg – Van Nuys (SD 18)

February 16, 2021

Sacramento, Calif. – Today, Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D- Long Beach) introduced SB 452 to establish the California Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Agency. The agency would help streamline immigrant and refugee programs ran by state and local offices that offer services such as educational opportunities, legal services, job training, and placement assistance. With more than 11 million immigrants and refugees comprising nearly one quarter of the state’s population and 34% of the labor force, the new agency would be a critical asset in supporting many people who are highly underserved and disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and who, nonetheless, significantly contribute to economic growth, business, and innovation in California.

February 12, 2021

SACRAMENTO – On February 10th, 2021 Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) made appointments to the Democratic Leadership team for the 2020-2021 session.

Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) was appointed as Majority Whip, one of seven Democratic leadership positions in the California Senate. The Democratic leadership team plays a significant role in guiding Senate members through the legislative process.