Press Releases

Senate Bill 277 by Senators Pan and Allen will End California’s Vaccine Exemption Loophole

Thursday, June 25, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 277, authored by Dr. Richard Pan, a pediatrician and Senator representing Sacramento and Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica), was passed by the California State Assembly today on a vote of 46 to 31.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sacramento, CA – State Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) issued the following statement today in response to the news that the source of the tarballs on South Bay beaches was the Refugio oil spill:

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) today honored Beach City Baseball Academy as the 26th Senate District’s “Small Business of the Year.”  Matt Watson, the Academy’s Director of Operations, accepted the award on behalf of owner Richard Murad at a luncheon in Sacramento.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Since my appointment as chair of the Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments in January, I have been exploring legislative solutions to California’s unacceptably low rate of voter participation. 

Toward that end my committee has held three lengthy oversight hearings where we heard from voting rights advocates, voter outreach groups, state and local elections officials, academia, political researchers, and political reformers.