Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer

Political Playback: News You Might Have Missed – Oct. 5

Last week, Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles) and former Compton city councilmember Michelle Chambers received key endorsements from powerful California unions in their respective candidacies for elected office.

Political Playback: News You Might Have Missed – September 7

Gov. Newsom’s New Executive Order Opens Pathway to State Jobs, Higher Pay   On Aug. 31, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order to improve access to higher paying and more fulfilling careers for students and workers. The executive order launches the development of a new Master Plan on Career Education designed to prepare students for the workforce of tomorrow, including jobs that don’t require college degrees. Additionally, the executive order directs the state to take further steps to reduce other barriers to state employment. Related Links: “All families, students, and workers deserve the freedom to succeed: to build

Ivie McNeil Wyatt Purcell and Diggs Host 80th Anniversary Celebration Among Distinguished Guests and Friends

Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs, the largest African American owned law firm in California, celebrated a major milestone in the firm’s history on the evening of Saturday, August 19. The 80th year anniversary had been long awaited, and the celebration was meticulously planned, against the backdrop of eight decades of excellence.

Six Bills Call for More Responsible Policing, Safer Streets

Watching your tax dollars, elected officials and legislation that affects you. The California Legislature is currently considering several bills related to gun safety, criminal justice, and police accountability.

Political Playback: ‘Black Women Get the Job Done’

Rep. Barbara Lee held her first campaign rally for U.S. Senate, AG Rob Bonta and Asm. Mia Bonta have moved past media criticism, and Asm. Chris Holden and Asm. Reggie Jones-Sawyer are seeking seats in local government.

Lawmakers Push Bill to Grant Prisoners Right to Vote  

Assemblymember Isaac Bryan (D-Los Angeles) the chair of the Assembly’s Committee on Elections introduced Assembly Constitutional Amendment 4 (ACA-4). The legislation proposes amending the California Constitution to allow felons serving time in state and federal prisons to vote. 

Hundreds Attend 4th Annual South L.A Pride

Hundreds attended the 4th annual South LA Pride celebration on July 1, at Norman O. Houston Park in Baldwin Hills. The event united South LA’s LGBTQ community and their allies for a family-friendly “Pride Picnic.”