RELEASE: Sen. Elizabeth Warren Backs Padilla in 2022 Election


LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, Senator Elizabeth Warren announced her endorsement of Senator Alex Padilla’s campaign for the United States Senate in 2022. Senator Warren co-sponsored Senator Padilla’s first bill, the Citizenship for Essential Workers Act, which would create a pathway to citizenship for over five million undocumented frontline workers.

Senator Warren joins a long list of prominent endorsers including California Governor Gavin NewsomLt. Governor Eleni KounalakisSecretary of State Shirley Weber, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and nearly all members of California Democratic Congressional Delegation.

Full list of endorsements can be viewed here.

“When Senator Alex Padilla arrived in DC, he brought a fresh and bold perspective to the Senate,” said Sen. Warren. “I’m proud to be a co-author of his first bill, which would provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented essential workers. As his seatmate on the Senate floor, I’ve seen firsthand his commitment to using his platform to speak up on behalf of those communities that have long been overlooked by people in power. I look forward to continuing our work together in the Senate, and he has my full support as he seeks re-election in 2022.”

“I am honored to have the support of Senator Warren,” said Sen. Padilla. “I cannot ask for a better partner to take on issues like raising the federal minimum wage and canceling student loan debt. Thank you for your support, and for your tireless fight on behalf of working families.”

Sen. Padilla was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to fill the Senate seat vacated by Vice President Kamala Harris for the remainder of her team. He is up for reelection in 2022.

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