Bike the Vote
Your vote makes a difference.
At CalBike, we work not just to improve what policymakers decide about transportation but to improve who those policymakers are. In 2024, California needs leaders who are up to the challenge of the current moment to face the climate crisis and prioritize active transportation.
Because the California Bicycle Coalition is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, we can engage with electoral politics. The critical victories we’ve achieved for to make our streets safer for people biking and walking wouldn’t have been possible without strong champions in the California Assembly and Senate. Elections matter.l
It’s vital to elect officials who share our goals of creating equitable, inclusive, and prosperous communities where bicycling helps to enable all Californians to lead healthy and joyful lives.
Here are CalBike’s endorsements for the March primary election.
|About the Candidate
|Assembly District 41 Pasadena
|Leano, the former Clarement mayor is a passionate advocate for green transportation and should be a valuable champion in the Assembly.
|Assembly District 44 Burbank
|Schultz, currently Mayor of Burbank, is an excellent choice to fill the seat vacated by Laura Friedman who will join the fight for more funding for active transportation.
|Assembly District 50 Rialto
|Garcia is a school board member with a strong vision for safer streets for biking and walking and denser housing for walkable, bikeable neighborhoods.
|Assembly District 52 Los Angeles
|An immigrant and women’s rights advocate who worked as an advisor to President Obama, Caloza will speak up for the transportation needs of disadvantaged communities.
|Assembly District 53 Pomona
|A formerly undocumented immigrant, Hernandez is a longtime advocate and organizer who will fight for green transportation options in the Inland Empire.
|Assembly District 57 Los Angeles
|And educator with a background in advocacy and organizing, Elhawary understands the needs of California’s diverse communities for better transportation options.
|Assembly District 58 Corona
|Cervantes is a Riverside City Council member who understands the need to prioritize resources for communities most impacted by environmental and transportation injustice.
|Assembly District 79 La Mesa
|The CEO of bike advocacy organization Circulate San Diego and a City Councilmember in the City of La Mesa, Parent has led local efforts to prioritize transportation spending toward safety and active transportation.
|Senate District 25 Pasadena
|Sasha Renée Pérez
|Pérez is Vice Mayor of Alhambra and understands the negative impacts that sprawl, congestion, and pollution have on disadvantaged communities.
California will send a mail-in ballot to every registered voter, and you can mail your ballot or drop it off at a dropbox location anytime as soon as you receive it. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked or dropped off no later than March 5, 2024. You can also find your polling place and vote in person. The California Secretary of State has more information on how to make sure your vote counts.