Lena Gonzalez has always fought for justice: racial, economic, environmental, digital—you name it. She strongly believes in fighting for what is right—and she’s never wavered. Lena is a powerful advocate for equity and inclusion, building systemic change to our park programs, and working with advocates on a Justice Fund for our immigrant communities. She believes in safety and support for Black and Brown lives and has walked in solidarity with residents in SELA and LB for the Black Lives Matter movement. Reinforcing her dedication, Lena also supported a number of police reform measures led by the CA Legislative Black Caucus, ensuring oversight while also advocating for understanding during this time of community uprising.
Most recently, Lena was given a score of 100 and placed on the CourageCampaign’s All-Star List by the People's Report Card of California, which publishes a scorecard of legislators' records on prioritizing constituents' needs over corporate lobbyists. Due to her profound legislative history and voting record on behalf of the people of California, this award underscores her commitment to transparency and always fighting for people, not corporations.