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Community and Labor Dedicate UCLA James Lawson Worker Justice Center
December 12, 2021
Hundreds of people attended the Dec. 11 dedication of the UCLA James Lawson Worker Justice Center, which recognized the enduring legacy of the nation’s premiere non-violence tactician – the Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr. ... read more »
Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer Justice Reform Legislation Signed Into Law
October 7, 2021
At Rowley Park, alongside legislators, community leaders and families of victims of police violence, Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation creating a system to decertify peace officers for serious misconduct. The Governor also signed legislation increasing transparency of peace officer misconduct records, improving policing responsibility and accountability guidelines, raising eligibility standards and banning harmful restraint techniques. ... read more »
Mia Bonta Sworn in to State Assembly District 18 and the Newest Member of the California Legislative Black Caucus
September 9, 2021
This week, Mia Bonta was sworn in as the 11th member of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC). Mia Bonta gave her oath of office in a formal ceremony at the state Capitol and will now serve as a member of the California State Assembly representing the 18th Assembly District (Oakland, Alameda and San Leandro). Bonta won her campaign last week in a special election for the seat recently vacated by her husband, Rob Bonta.  Mr. Bonta was appointed Attorney General this past spring. ... read more »
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1,500 Underserved Youth Receive Loaded Backpacks from Mother In Action’s 23rd Annual Back to School Health Fair & Giveaway
August 19, 2021
Mothers In Action’s highly anticipated 23rd Annual Back to School Health Fair & Supply Giveaway efforts did not disappoint.  ... read more / view gallery »
HEATHER HUTT LAUNCHES BID FOR ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 54
February 1, 2021
Heather Hutt, a former Senior Advisor & State Director for then-U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, who served as California's first Black U.S. Senate State Director, officially launched her campaign for California State Assembly District 54. ... read more »
Police Group Places Gun Target on Image of Black Elected Official
September 17, 2020
America is still healing from several violent murders of unarmed Black men and women at the hands of law enforcement officers across the country. But that climate in the country, volatile and fraught with distrust and disagreement, did not stop members of the California Correctional Peace Officer Association (CCPOA) from placing a gun target on the photo of a Black lawmaker in California. ... read more »
7,500 Unique, Small Donors Propel Reggie Jones-Sawyer’s Massive Fundraising Haul
August 5, 2020
Today, Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer’s re-election campaign for Assembly District 59 announced that he had raised $702,403 in the latest fundraising report, finishing the period with $435,848 cash on hand. Jones-Sawyer’s campaign raised the sum with 7,500 unique contributions from small-dollar donors that averaged out to $4.23. ... read more »
Shaun King Visits Compton and Carson on Behalf of Bernie Sanders
January 9, 2020
Supporters of 2020 Presidential candidate Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders hit the campaign trail on his behalf a day before the opening of Sanders’ South L.A. campaign office.  On Dec. 29, Brooklyn-based activist and writer Shaun King, who focuses on civil and human rights, racial justice, mass incarceration, and law enforcement misconduct, visited Pastor Michael Fisher’s Greater Zion Church family in Compton before stopping by Bishop Jawane Hilton’s City on the Hill in Carson. King was joined by civil rights attorney Lee Merritt and Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer. ... read more »
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Governor Signs Jones-Sawyer’s AB 413 the At-Promise Youth Bill
October 17, 2019
Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer's AB 413 addresses the stigma associated with the label “at-risk” by changing references of “at-risk youth” to “at-promise youth” in the Penal and Education Code. ... read more »
Mother’s In Action’s 21st Annual Back to School Health & Family Festival
August 1, 2019
The health and family festival continues the tradition of helping youth get ready for their future. ... read more »
Central Ave. Jazz Fest Returns To L.A.
August 1, 2019
Beginning in 1996, the free event is known for featuring live jazz. ... read more »
Gov. Says No More Tax on Diapers and Tampons, Period
May 16, 2019
Yes, it got a little Hollywood upstate in Sacramento Tuesday.  A stage decorated with props – jumbo boxes of pampers and tampons - helped Gov. Gavin Newsom tell the story of his plan to eliminate sales taxes on diapers and other menstrual products over the next two years; the policy would be subject to renewal by the legislature after that.  ... read more »
State Leaders Kick Off $100.3M Census Push With Call to Ethnic Media, CBOs to Help Get Word Out
April 4, 2019
“California is determined to ensure we achieve a complete census count. We’ve started early and are committing more resources than any other state on a robust outreach and engagement effort to reach all Californians,” said Ditas Katague, Director, California Complete Count – Census 2020. “Our collaborative partnerships throughout the state will make a difference in 2020, which may be the most difficult Census count yet for California.” ... read more »
Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer Releases Statement Following Announcement in Stephon Clark Case
March 12, 2019
(Sacramento)  – Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Chair of the Assembly Public Safety Committee issued the following statement: “We learned that charges will not be brought against the officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark almost one year ago.  ... read more »
Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer Hosts Youth Reinvestment Grant Town Hall 
January 31, 2019
Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D- South Los Angeles) and Kathleen T. Howard from the Board of State and Community Corrections, (BSCC) held a town hall to inform the public on the application process for the $37.3 million Youth Reinvestment Grant (YRG). ... read more »
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