Press Releases

Monday, March 2, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Today, Senators Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) and Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) presented Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 14 declaring March 2015 as Arts Education Month on the Senate floor. The measure passed on a vote of 32 – 0.
Watch Senator Allen's remarks here.  

Friday, February 13, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) sent a letter to the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Thursday urging the two sides to end the stalemate that is damaging West Coast Ports and the California economy.  To view a video of Allen speaking out on the Port issue, click here. The text of Allen’s letter is below:

February 12, 2015

Legislation will also notify parents of their child's school immunization rates

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and Senator representing Sacramento and Senator Ben Allen, the former Board President of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District will introduce legislation that will repeal the personal belief exemption that currently allows parents to effectively opt their child out of vaccines in our schools. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Santa Monica – At a community swearing-in ceremony this past Saturday evening, Senator Ben Allen celebrated the beginning of his tenure with the California State Senate with his family, friends, constituents, and other local dignitaries at Santa Monica High School’s Barnum Hall. A proud alumni, Senator Allen welcomed other elected officials including Congressman Ted Lieu, California State Treasurer John Chiang, the Hon. Kevin de León, President pro Tempore of the California State Senate, Senator Fran Pavley, Assemblywoman Autumn R.