Setting the Record Straight

Angelique is the only candidate in this race with over a decade of recent experience on the front lines tackling our region’s toughest issues. In the aftermath of the mortgage crisis and Great Recession, she helped balance over a decade of city budgets protecting vital services, protected local water supplies during two droughts, and lead the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here’s the facts about Angelique’s record:


When Angelique announced she was running for Senate in 2020, she signed the California Democratic Party’s No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge to not take any political contributions from oil, gas, or coal. She has kept this promise, and has also declined any contributions from PG&E or tobacco interests. 


When Angelique was a young single mom living in Sacramento, she put herself through law school at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. During that time, she worked at the Public Defender’s office doing misdemeanor arraignments for people both in custody and out of custody. She also helped run a weekly law clinic at Loaves & Fishes under Senior Trial Attorney Tommy Clinkenbeard. Angelique obtained her J.D. from McGeorge School of Law, but she is not a member of the Bar and does not claim to be a practicing attorney.


Angelique supports expanding paid family leave. For years, Angelique Ashby served as the only woman on the Sacramento City Council, advocating for women and children throughout our region. When she is elected to the Senate, Angelique is committed to expanding paid family leave. In fact, she has the strong endorsement of the local United Domestic Workers union– one of the state’s biggest champions for paid family leave.


Angelique is a fierce advocate for after school programs. Angelique knows how important these programs are because she herself was a single mom who put herself through college and used subsidized childcare for her own son.

Angelique also established the Youth Action Corps, the city’s largest youth program of 1,000+ youth who work on park beautification and community projects. The program provides leadership opportunities, employment preparation workshops, financial literacy classes, and youth symposiums, and participants are connected directly with job and internship opportunities. 


Angelique is a proud member of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and received from them the distinction of being a Gun Sense Candidate.

In December 2018, a librarian in Sacramento named Amber Clark was killed in the parking lot of the library where she worked. Ever since, Angelique has worked closely with Amber’s husband, Kelly Clark, to advocate for further measures to prevent gun violence in our community, including gun violence prevention programs as well as common sense gun safety reform.

Though attacks from her opponent claim otherwise, Angelique has never been “highlighted” by the NRA. She was referenced in a legislative publication over her requested amendments to improve a gang violence reduction strategy, which she then voted to support.

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