While the severe lack of affordable and accessible housing has hurt Californians across the board, communities of color have been the most impacted. Black and Latino households are rent burdened at ... ... read more »
Dr. King’s belief in non-violence as a moral and political basis for achieving the “Dream” he envisioned did not include a passive or patient acceptance of a lower place in society. He knew this would be a multi-generational quest for our freedom, and prophetically told us that we would eventually get to the mountain top even if he were unable to be there with us.
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As residence of Los Angeles and the rest of the country focus on the outcome of the Presidential race a number of key races were also happening throughout Los Angeles and the surrounding communities. No matter what happens in Washington DC these local races will have as much if not more of an impact on the everyday lives of our community no matter who ends up residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. HERE IS A RECAP OF KEY LOCAL RACES IN OUR COMMUNITY. ... read more »
In the latest powerful testament to his wide-ranging coalition of support from prominent local elected officials in his re-election campaign for Assembly District 59, today California State Assemblyman and Founder of the California Progressive Caucus Reggie Jones-Sawyer earned a highly-coveted endorsement from U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters. ... read more »
I have written about and discussed the notion that it takes just one person to misuse the law for public trust to erode and just one person to stand up to unjust actions to inspire change. The shooting and killing of Dijon Kizzee, Anthony Weber, and Andres Guardado by individual officers has further raised concerns and anger over the police culture, training, and interaction with people of color. Adversely, an individual took to violence against two sheriff deputies this past weekend seriously injuring both officers.
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To assist renters during these unprecedented times, California Assemblymember, Reggie Jones-Sawyer launched a new rental assistance program for the residence of the 59th Assembly District. “These are very challenging times for many of the residents in my district and throughout the state. Me, and my colleagues in the legislature, have been working to provide relief to renters as well as landlords, and I just want to make sure everyone has the necessary information to access these programs and resources during these challenging times,” stated Assembly Member Jones-Sawyer. ... read more »
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 »
Evan, a USC student, when asked about the message behind the ‘Defund The Police’ slogan, said “the idea of the slogan, ‘Defund LAPD’ or ‘Defund the Police’ is stemming from a call to divest and to reinvest into the communities that are suffering from a lack of education programs, housing programs, along with the environmental crisis that has been going on across our nation. ... read more »
LOS ANGELES, California – Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Huntington Park/South Los Angeles), along with 22 members of the State Assembly, have written a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom citing economic impacts suffered by undocumented residents of the state caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. ... read more »
Working to re-open the St. Vincent Medical Center and provide the community immediate access to over 180 medical beds to help assess, treat and quarantine patients afflicted with the COVID-19 virus was a necessary step in providing more resources to residents. Our work resulted in the immediate funding and logistical coordination to bring St. Vincent’s back online after its closure in January within weeks. ... read more »