Connolly, Damon

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Assembly
Political Affiliation:
(415) 473-7354


Response Legend

  • YYes
  • NNo
  • Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Should California amend its Constitution to remove current limitations and codify abortion until birth as a constitutional right? (e.g., Prop 1, 2022) - Note: Candidate Website: "Damon has always been a strong supporter of women’s health and reproductive rights, and supports legislation to make California an abortion sanctuary state so people can come to our state for the care they need."
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2. Should California require medical providers to undergo “cultural competency courses” on racial politics and sexual and gender identity to have their license renewed by the state? (e.g., AB 2194, 2022) -
3. Should California adult citizens be required to pass a background check before buying ammunition? - Note: Tweet 9/1/22, "Deeply disappointed that the #CAAssembly failed to pass #SB918, I’m committed to authoring future legislation with @Portantino and others to ensure these key gun safety measures are implemented. As a @MomsDemandAction Gun Sense Candidate, I’m ready to deliver results."
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4. Should California require high school students to take an Ethnic Studies course that teaches Critical Race Theory before graduating? -
5. Should California women’s prisons be required to admit biological males who self-identify as female? -
6. Would you (or did you) support requiring all insurance plans to provide elective surgical abortions for free, with no deductibles or copays copays? (e.g., SB 245, 2022) - Note: Candidate Website: "With Roe v. Wade under attack, Damon will also advocate for California to become a reproductive rights sanctuary state, where people from all states, territories, and countries can be assured safe and legal access to abortions and other reproductive health needs."
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7. Should minors age 15 or older be allowed to consent to vaccines without parental permission? (e.g., SB 866, 2022) -
8. Would you (or did you) support the legalization of loitering for prostitution? (e.g., SB 357, 2022) -
9. Would you (or did you) support the establishment of government-sponsored drug injection centers? (e.g., SB 57, 2022) -
10. Would you (or did you) support legislation prohibiting employers from making hiring decisions based on an employee’s use of cannabis away from the workplace or traces of non-psychoactive cannabis found during drug testing? (e.g., AB 2188, 2022) -
11. Should California taxpayers fund transgender treatments for minors, including puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and sex-change operations? (e.g., AB 2218, 2020; AB 2521, 2022) - Note: Tweet, 8/31/22 "Nationwide, Republicans are attacking the #LGBTQ community. California can fight back against the radical #GOP agenda with #SB107, which will protect those receiving or providing transgender healthcare in the state from prosecution. I hope @CAgovernor signs this important bill." Tweet, 9/7/22 "I support these essential bills which will protect and advance LGBTQ+ rights in #California. The LGBTQ+ community is under attack nationwide and CA must follow through on their commitment to enshrine protections for all LGBTQ+ identifying folks."
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12. Should California require Peace Officers to undergo a “bias evaluation” that includes sexual orientation and gender identity? (e.g., AB 2229, 2022) -