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Black Angelenos Likely to Respond to Improving Resources if They Believe Census
November 1, 2018
The 2020 Census will ensure there is an accurate count of California residents. A complete count would determine the number of U.S. House of Representatives seats California will receive. The Census is also used to distribute federal financial resources to local communities. According to the CA Census 2020 website, there are 70 CA federally-funded programs in the areas of education, health, and human services that will benefit from a complete count. ... read more »
Los Angeles NAACP Supports Ridley-Thomas’ 
African American Voter Efforts
August 30, 2018
USC said it turned the matter over to the feds because the School forwarded the donation to the United Ways of California, directing it be used for an African American voter research project run by his son, former California Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas. ... read more »
Los Angeles NAACP Supports Ridley-Thomas’ 
African American Voter Efforts
August 22, 2018
At face value, the previous weeks headlines seemed disturbing: University of Southern California had referred a donation, made to the School of Social Work by LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, to federal officials for investigation. ... read more »
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas Pushes Back Against USC, Seeks Reinstatement as Both Student and Professor
August 9, 2018
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas says: “He was surprised to learn that his donation to USC has become an issue."  ... read more »
Law Enforcement Reps Get Ear Full In State Senate Hearing
June 14, 2018
Bradford made a pointed remark about the makeup of law enforcement organizations. During public testimony, supporters of the bill shared their support for the bill and their stories, including the uncle of Oscar Grant (who was shot in the back in the San Francisco area). ... read more »
#BlackVotesMatter: Sebastian Ridley-Thomas Spearheads Maassive Voter Registration Push  
May 17, 2018
Prior to former Assemblyman Sebastian Ridley-Thomas’ resignation in December 2017, he spent the past four years serving the South Los Angeles community by taking on the state’s homelessness crisis, mental health and environmental issues. Although he is no longer serving in the assembly, Ridley-Thomas continues to be a voice and face of the community. This time however, he is taking his voice to the polls by encouraging California residents to register to vote!  ... read more »
Kamlager Elected to Replace Ridley-Thomas in 54th District 
April 5, 2018
Kamlager’s career began at the Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) in Venice, CA, where she programmed public art programs in each of the city council districts throughout Los Angeles. In 2002, she became the director of External Affairs at Crystal Stairs. She was responsible for the agency’s legislative, advocacy and public policy agendas as well as for its parent and provider advocate program, Community Voices. While at Crystal Stairs, she trained and mobilized community advocates, fought against state budget cuts to child care and helped raise the local profile of the organization and child care’s contribution to the local economy. ... read more »
Los Angeles’ Millennial Legislator Celebrates Community Civic Engagement, 30th Birthday 
August 10, 2017
This past weekend, a community celebration was held for California’s first and only Black millennial legislator. ... read more »
Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas speaks on sabotage of Affordable Care Act
May 31, 2017
Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas speaks with Brandon I. Brooks, managing editor of the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper and the L..A. Watts Times Newspaper on sabotage of Affordable Care Act. ... read more / watch video »
Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas Announces Legislation to Enable Emergency Declaration for State’s Homelessness Crisis
February 2, 2017
Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas introduced legislation that would expand the current definition of a “state of emergency” to now include homelessness. With the expanded definition, the proposed bill, ... read more »
Los Angeles County 2016 Election Results
November 10, 2016
As of Tuesday, November 8, the 2016 Los Angeles County election has come to an end. Below are the election results. Janice Hahn Congresswoman Janice Hahn is the daughter of Los Angeles County Supervisor Kenny Hahn and the U.S. ... read more »
Assm. Sebastian Ridley-Thomas hosts telephone Town Hall on Zika Virus
September 14, 2016
“The spread of Zika has been classified as an international health emergency by the World Health Organization because of the progressive spread across the globe." ... read more »
Better Mental Health
August 24, 2016
“When policy-makers say that someone has fallen through the cracks, we attempt to explain a situation as something that we cannot control. As an elected representative, it is my responsibility to identify those cracks, and propose responsible solutions to repair those cracks and ensure that they do not splinter again. ... read more »
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