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.

Sincerely,
State Senator Lena A. Gonzalez

Latest News & Videos

March 22, 2022
Sacramento, Calif. – On March 22, 2022, Senator Lena A. Gonzalez’s (D-Long Beach) SB 245 the Abortion Accessibility Act was signed into law by Governor Newsom. SB 245 will remove cost-barriers to abortion by requiring all state-licensed health care service plans to cover abortion services without a co-payment, deductible, or any type of cost-sharing.
 
March 22, 2022
March 16, 2022

By Liza Gross

For the first time since a watchdog group awarded scores for environmental action, California received a near failing grade for its lack of progress on climate change.

 

March 15, 2022

By Michael Katz

The pension giants would have to sell off more than $9 billion combined in assets by 2027.

California lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require the California Public Employees’ Retirement System and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System to divest all their fossil fuel assets, which are worth more than $9 billion combined, within five years.

Senate Bill 1173, introduced by Sen. Lena Gonzalez, D-Long Beach, and co-sponsored by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, would prohibit the $474.6 billion CalPERS and the $308.6 billion CalSTRS from making new investments or renewing existing investments in fossil fuel companies. The bill defines a fossil fuel company as one of the 200 largest publicly traded fossil fuel companies as established by carbon content in the companies’ proven oil, gas and coal reserves.

March 11, 2022

By Aaron Cantu

Three bills may fall victim to a new push for more oil drilling.

The shock to the global financial system from the Russia-Ukraine war isn’t only driving up the cost of gasoline in the U.S., but also raising the price of gas to heat homes, boosting inflation and potentially undermining climate change legislation in California as well as the state’s efforts to ramp down oil and gas production.

March 08, 2022
Sacramento, Calif. – On March 8, 2022, Senator Lena A. Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) issued the below statement following Governor Newsom’s State of the State address:  
 
“Tonight, I was pleased to hear the State of the State address open with an acknowledgement of International Women’s History Day and the great contributions and stories of great women in leadership, remarks embracing the great culture and diversity of our state, and a moment of silence dedicated to those we’ve lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  
 
February 25, 2022
February 24, 2022

BY SAMMY ROTH STAFF WRITER

There are currently 116 members of the California Legislature, and they were busy last week. Friday was the deadline to introduce new bills for this year’s legislative session — and like many journalists, lawmakers often need a deadline to get stuff done.