Mike Feuer’s extraordinary devotion to public service continues to demonstrate that with vision, courage, and practical skill, one person can make big change happen.
Mike’s proven it by successfully challenging the Trump Administration, the National Rifle Association, Wells Fargo and other powerful interests—as Majority Policy Leader of the California Assembly, the L.A. City Attorney, an L.A. City Council member and the Director of Bet Tzedek Legal Services, the House of Justice, fighting for the rights of 50,000 seniors, families and people with disabilities.
To defend democracy, Mike took on Trump again and again, playing a key role in challenging Trump’s efforts to undermine the Census and DACA and defeating the Trump Administration’s attempts to make LAPD complicit in civil immigration enforcement. In the face of national Republican voter suppression efforts, Mike wrote California’s same day voter registration law.
With America reeling from a gun violence epidemic, Mike has written numerous groundbreaking gun safety laws, co-founded and co-chaired America’s first coalition of prosecutors focused on preventing gun violence, convened experts to make schools safer, led efforts to disarm domestic abusers and presented gun violence prevention strategies to governors, mayors and lawmakers at the White House.
Mike has a profound commitment to equality and protecting fundamental rights. He won the ACLU’s Education Advocacy Award for his role in challenging inequity in California education. Unequivocally pro-choice, he’s the only California official to enforce the FACT Act that required crisis pregnancy centers to inform patients of their full reproductive rights, including abortion. He then wrote L.A.’s ordinance cracking down on misrepresentations by those centers. And no candidate in this race has been more effective in standing up for LGBTQ rights. To take just one example, through legislation and litigation, Mike has been a leader in the fight for marriage equality—supporting it when most Americans opposed it.
Indeed, Mike’s depth and breadth display a forward-looking leader with consistent values, constantly tackling our major problems with far-reaching solutions. Before the Affordable Care Act, health insurance was denied to California kids with pre-existing conditions. So, Mike wrote the law requiring those kids be covered. In the midst of the foreclosure crisis, Mike was an author of the Homeowners’ Bill of Rights. A widely recognized environmental champion, Mike led the fight against SoCal Gas over an historic greenhouse gas and community disaster and wrote laws to get cancer-causing chemicals out of consumer products and require water conservation.
But Mike is so much more than the sum of his extensive accomplishments. He is a son, a spouse, and a father who cares deeply for his family. His restless idealism, integrity, intelligence, compassion, and drive to change the world define him not merely as a candidate, but as a person.
As Adam Schiff departs the House of Representatives—leaving big shoes to fill—Mike Feuer is just the candidate we need to step in.
I’m running now because we need leaders who’ve proven they can rise to the toughest challenges and achieve big results. This election is about who, from Day One, can deliver bold, urgent leadership.