Norma was born in Guatemala, but moved to the United States because of instability in the country. She often worked the graveyard shift, sitting four floors below ground, taking calls every day from people from all walks of life, often in their most vulnerable moments. Allow nurses to perform non-surgical abortions. During her time in the California legislature, Norma led efforts to provide financial assistance to California families hurt by the recession and worked to make the Affordable Care Act work for California consumers by increasing access to Covered California and improving the quality of care in underserved areas. (Feb 2015), Allow non-English languages in public schools. Norma also helped pass the Homeowner’s Bill of Rights to protect consumers from foreclosure and worked to make it easier for returning veterans to purchase homes. (Aug 2014), Voted YES to amend Constitution to overturn Citizens United. Here, grandstanding as a California Assemblywoman, she blasts her male colleagues for allegedly being ignorant of women’s bodies. Recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages: Religious freedom means no religious registry. The Keep Your Home California Program helped 82,000 families stay in their homes and kept them from becoming homeless. (Apr 2018), Automatic voter registration for all citizens. (May 2017), Raising estate tax to 1990s level means $448B in new revenue. (May 2016), Question Trump on Emoluments clause. (Jul 2014) Supports abortion rights, according to PVS rating. She also strongly advocated for services and programs to help families transition out of the recession, keep their homes and ensure quality education is available for our children. (Mar 2015), Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access. Serving as the Assemblywoman representing California’s 61st district, Norma served as the Chair of the Committee on Housing and Community Development at a time when the recession and housing crisis had left thousands of families struggling financially. (Aug 2013), Ban anti-abortion limitations on abortion services. As a City Councilmember, Norma led many initiatives to improve the quality of life in Pomona and combat crime, including the Neighbors for Pomona Committee, which was dedicated to reducing crime and graffiti in the community. Prior to the swearing-in, Norma founded the bipartisan Congressional Central America Caucus which focuses on the root causes of instability in Central America and in particular, the Northern Triangle countries, supporting a strategy of governance, security, and prosperity in the region. (Sep 2014), Voted YES on driver's license for undocumented immigrants. (Oct 2014), Religious freedom means no religious registry. (Jan 2015), Statehood for the District of Columbia. (Oct 2014), Food stamps for drug felons; immunity for reporting overdose. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any.