A Dedicated Californian Ready to Fight for Us
Luz Maria Rivas is a nonprofit founder and former electrical engineer currently serving as the assemblywoman for California’s 43rd Assembly District. She was elected to the office in 2018 with the full support of EMILYs List. Prior to serving in the state Assembly, Rivas worked for Motorola before founding DIY Girls, a San Fernando Valley nonprofit organization that helps girls interested in science and engineering careers. In the state Assembly, Rivas has focused on supporting underrepresented communities, promoting environmental justice, and securing funding for critical projects in infrastructure, education, and health care. She is a second generation immigrant and a graduate of MIT and Harvard who grew up in the Northeast San Fernando Valley and is now running to champion her community in Congress.
A Legislator Who Will Continue to Deliver Results
In Congress, Rivas will continue the substantive work she has done in the state Assembly and advocate for what the communities of California’s 29th Congressional District need. She is committed to restoring and protecting reproductive freedom, stopping climate change, and making sure that youth in California and across the country have the educational opportunities and resources they need to thrive.
A Must-Hold Seat to Take Back the U.S. House
California’s 29th Congressional District has been represented by retiring pro-choice Democrat Rep. Tony Cárdenas since 2013. In order to take back control of the U.S. House in 2024, it is essential that this seat continues to be held by an unequivocal pro-choice champion like Rivas. Let’s show her the full support of the EMILYs List community this year and ensure that Rivas is sent to Congress to fight for our reproductive freedom.