Our Endorsements Criteria

The June primaries have presented us with a number of strong candidates to support. Since we have limited funds to allocate, we have made our strategic endorsements based upon the criteria listed below in consultation with progressive organizations in the districts of interest.

  • Legislative Support: Is there a demonstrated history of advocacy for single payer measures?
  • Electability: Does the candidate have a chance to win?

  • Educational Impact: Can the candidate, even in defeat, build substantial backing for single payer in her district?
  • Messaging: Will a candidate’s good showing send a strong message to politicians statewide about the strength of single payer movement?

Single Payer PAC Contributions Being Presented

 Hank Abrons and Dan Hodges present Single Payer PAC contribution to  Jovanka Beckles , candidate for Assembly in District 15.

Hank Abrons and Dan Hodges present Single Payer PAC contribution to Jovanka Beckles, candidate for Assembly in District 15.

 Ron Birnbaum, MD and Al Saavedra present Single Payer PAC contribution to  Maria Estrada , candidate for Assembly in District 63.

Ron Birnbaum, MD and Al Saavedra present Single Payer PAC contribution to Maria Estrada, candidate for Assembly in District 63.


Meet Our Endorsed Candidates

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JOVANKA BECKLES, ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 15

“I’ve seen how neighbors can organize a city from hopelessness, violence, and systemic corruption to a much better future. Now I am running for the California State Assembly to help transform our state. We are building a movement that will make it possible for all of California to live in thriving, diverse, and accessible communities.”

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MARIA ESTRADA, ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 63

“We have become complacent and allowed the game of politics to affect our communities in an adverse way for far too long. I am here to say that I would like the opportunity to serve the people of the 63rd, mi gente, and help right some of the wrongs that have been occurring in this district for decades.” 

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DAN MONTE, ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 10

“To quote Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., ‘Of all forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.’ The beauty and genius of our democratic process is that when elected officials stop doing the work of the people, we can turn them out. My goal is to work with you to make real and substantive change for all Californians.”

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ELIZABETH WARREN, ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 76

“I'm not a politician. I'm a wife, mother, journalist and activist. Years in the trenches as a fierce defender of environmental, economic and social justice have convinced me that the only way to ensure lasting positive change is for regular people like you and me to get involved in the political process.”