Voter Guide

The voter guide can help immigrants and their families, friends, and communities determine how we will move forward. We hope this will help you understand how to support candidates who help more people to protect their rights and who will promote racial and social justice, and reject candidates who will not do so.

 
 
 

US President

Joe Biden

  • Will work to assert the United State’s commitment to asylum seekers 

  • Will protect DACA and increase visas

  • Will order an immediate review of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and restore and defend the naturalization process for green card holders. 

26th Congressional District

Julia Brownley

  • Cosponsor of a resolution condemning unwanted and unnecessary medical procedures on individuals detained because of their immigration status

  • Author of the “Protect Victims of Crime Act,” which seeks to expand the amount of Visa U issued each year from 10,000 to 40,000

  • Supports DACA

 

25th Congressional District

Christy Smith

  • Believes there must be a path to citizenship for immigrants with long-time residence in the United States.

  • Believes we need more judges on the border to process cases in a more fair and rapid manner.

  • “Immigration is fundamentally a humanitarian issue and should be handled with compassion delivered through a much more robust system.”

24th Congressional District

Salud Carbajal

  • Was a co-sponsor of the Keep Families Together Act, which was a bill to stop the Trump Administration from separating families during the deportation process

  • Voted for the Farmworker Modernization Act, a bill designed to provide a path to citizenship for farmworkers

  • Supports DACA

 

30th Congressional District

Brad Sherman

  • Voted against a bill to build a fence along the US-Mexico border, and he voted against a bill that would have required hospitals to report people who are undocumented who receive treatment. 

  • Is against the separation of families in the deportation process, and has visited detention centers to tour those facilities and speak with people who are being deported.

 

State Senate District 19

Monique Limón

  • Has consistently voted in favor of legislation protecting people who are undocumented

  • Supports allowing refugees and other special immigrant visa holders to attend California State Universities and California Community Colleges at a resident tuition rate

 

State Assembly District 44

Jacqui Irwin

  • Has supported immigration reform

  • Has voted on bills to authorize Medi-Cal benefits for people who are undocumented, prohibit prisons from working with ICE contractors, and establish a statewide Sanctuary policy

 

State Assembly District 45

Jesse Gabriel

  • Author of a bill that passed that was designed for legal aid expansion for those who are low income 

  • Has sued the Trump Administration over its handling of DACA

 

VCCCD Trustee, Area 3

Joe Ramirez

  • Believes every campus should have a Dreamers Center and financial aid advocates that would support Dreamers/undocumented students receive some financial support.

  • Plans to ensure that all students in need of computer support and wifi get access through the community colleges.

  • Supports the expansion of healthcare to all people.

 

District 5 Supervisor (VC)

Carmen Ramirez

  • Led the effort of Oxnard’s "Safe City" Resolution (also known as a "Sanctuary City" Resolution) and would support the expansion of it to the county level.

  • Supports the expansion of social services and resources to undocumented people affected by natural disasters and the pandemic.

  • In favor of allowing undocumented people to participate in city boards and commission and make participation accessible.

 

Camarillo City Council, District 4

Heather Schmidt

  • Believes that there must be an easier pathway to citizenship and recognizes the importance of immigrants in our community.

  • Believes the Camarillo City Council can do more to educate the public and raise awareness of how complex the immigration process is.

  • Is in support of Camarillo passing a "Safe City" Resolution (also known as a "Sanctuary City" Resolution).

 

Fillmore City Council

Esther (Sivakami) Taylor

  • Will advocate for directing additional state funds to bolster the CA Immigrant Resilience Fund.

  • Supports a continued moratorium on rental evictions at the city, county and state levels.

  • Will ensure Fillmore utilities are not shut off for lack of payment.

 

Fillmore City Council

Christina Reyes Villaseñor

  • Will advocate for directing additional state funds to bolster the CA Immigrant Resilience Fund.

  • Supports a continued moratorium on rental evictions at the city, county and state levels.

  • Will ensure Fillmore utilities are not shut off for lack of payment.

 

Moorpark City Council, District 2

Yuri Yurovski

  • An immigrant herself, believes that all people, including those who are undocumented, should be able to receive medical treatment

  • Is in support of passing a "Safe City" Resolution (also known as a "Sanctuary City" Resolution) for Moorpark

 

Moorpark City Council, District 4

Cristian Gonzaga

  • Is in full support of the rights and benefits of immigrants


 

Ojai City Council, District 4

Suza Francina

  • Contributed to legal services for a longtime member of the Ojai Community who immigrated with his parents while he was a young student

  • Recognizes that crowded living and unhealthy working conditions are a breeding ground for COVID-19 and will take steps to remedy the situation

  • Is in support of passing a "Safe City" Resolution (also known as a "Sanctuary City" Resolution) for Ojai

 

Oxnard City Council, District 3

Ronald Arruejo

  • Will always consider the strengths and vitality that immigrants bring to Oxnard

  • Commits to making materials put out by the district and city more language accessible.

 

Oxnard City Council, District 4

Saul Medina

  • An advocate for increased collaboration with Ventura County Board of Supervisors to expand benefits to farmworkers

  • Believes we should increase access to PPE for farmworkers, seniors, and other vulnerable populations

 

 

Port Hueneme City Council

Sonia Kim

  • Believes in expanding healthcare access to people who are undocumented

  • Supports a "Safe City" Resolution (also known as a "Sanctuary City" Resolution) for Port Hueneme

  • Commits to making materials put out by the district more language accessible

 

 

Port Hueneme City Council

Bobby Martinez

  • Opposes the Sherrif’s and Police Department’s working with ICE

  • Supports the expansion of social services for people affected by the pandemic and for people who are undocumented

 

Santa Paula City Council

Margaux Bangs

  • Believes relief programs should be open and accessible to people who are undocumented

  • Plans to push for policy that prevents the Police Department from cooperating with ICE

  • Supports a "Safe City" Resolution (also known as a "Sanctuary City" Resolution) for Santa Paula

 

Santa Paula City Council

Caitlin Barringer

  • Has partnered with people in the community who are undocumented, helping provide meals and connecting them with services that can help them during these times

  • Supports a "Safe City" Resolution (also known as a "Sanctuary City" Resolution) for Santa Paula

 

Santa Paula City Council

Andy Sobel

  • Sits on the local Citizen Corp and has made Emergency Preparedness one of his focuses

  • Opposes the Sherrif’s and Police Department’s working with ICE

 

Thousand Oaks City Council

Danny Chulack

  • Supports a "Safe City" Resolution (also known as a "Sanctuary City" Resolution) for Thousand Oaks

  • Opposes the Sherrif’s and Police Department’s working with ICE

  • Plans to focus on working families when discussing COVID relief

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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