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IEB Endorsement of Senator Alex Padilla for U.S. Senate in 2022
Indivisible East Bay is pleased to endorse Senator Alex Padilla in his 2022 campaign for U.S. Senate. We’re grateful for how well he’s represented us since being appointed to the Senate a year ago. He’s done excellent work in areas from climate to immigration to healthcare, and he deserves special recognition for his vigorous support of IEBs top 2021 priority: democracy reform and expansion. We hope that our endorsement will encourage him to continue to speak and act boldly on:
- Making the Senate (somewhat) more democratic: He was an early and forceful advocate for ending the legislative filibuster.
- Protecting voting rights and ensuring fair representation: He and his staff contributed to all the major pieces of legislation Democrats tried to pass in this area.
- Confirming a diverse federal bench: He worked with the Biden administration to select federal judges with a significantly wider variety of backgrounds and experiences than all previous administrations’ nominees.
IEB members who participated voted to endorse Senator Padilla by an overwhelming margin.
IEB considers candidates on a per-candidate (not per-race) basis. For reference, you can read details of our endorsement policy here.