Press Releases

Monday, September 16, 2019


Sacramento, CA – Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) released the following statement regarding the State Assembly’s inaction on his legislation, SB 54, during the 2019 session:

"I am disappointed that the California State Assembly failed to take up a vote on SB 54 before adjourning for the year last Friday. This important measure would have established a first-of-its-kind framework to drastically reduce single-use plastic and packaging waste by 2030.

Monday, June 24, 2019


SACRAMENTO – Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) has named The Albright as Small Business of the Year for Senate District 26. The Albright, which was chosen for its commitment to sustainability and dedication to the Santa Monica community, received the award at a Sacramento luncheon sponsored by the California Small Business Association on Wednesday, June 19  (see photo below).

Tuesday, May 28, 2019


SACRAMENTO – Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica), author of Senate Bill (SB) 682 issued the following statement following its defeat in the Senate Appropriations Committee:

Wednesday, May 22, 2019


SACRAMENTO – For the first time in more than a decade, California voters could get the chance to approve higher education bonds to improve classrooms, labs and libraries on California State University and University of California campuses under legislation approved by the Senate Wednesday.

Thursday, January 17, 2019


Sacramento, CA – Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) released the following statement in response to the strike at the Los Angeles Unified School District:

Wednesday, December 5, 2018


California Clean Money Campaign
Contact:  Trent Lange, (310) 428-1556

Mile-long Nets that Ensnare Whales, Dolphins and Sea Turtles to be Phased Out

Thursday, September 27, 2018


Sacramento, CA – Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation authored by Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) to phase out the use of harmful, mile-long fishing nets that ensnare and often kill whales, dolphins, sea turtles and other marine life – Senate Bill (SB) 1017.

“This hard-won victory was a long time coming.  Finally we have found a way to phase out the use of these deadly and destructive nets without harming the commercial fishing industry in the process.  I am grateful to Governor Brown for signing it into law,” said Senator Allen.