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Sebastian Ridley-Thomas
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 »
End Mandatory Overtime
July 6, 2016
So you manage an enterprise and your commodity is healthcare service delivery. Your patients are indigent veterans, state prisoners, the forensically mentally ill and disabled. Over many years for various reasons you do not have the personnel to get the job done well. ... read more »
Calif. For Energy Independence partners with the L.A. Urban League to promote STEM
April 28, 2016
Californians for Energy Independence and the Los Angeles Urban League have partnered on an educational program to encourage high school and college students to explore jobs in the energy industry. The program - “Careers in Energy” – focuses on the importance of STEM studies: science, technology, engineering and math. More than eighty-five local high school students attended the event and learned how excelling in STEM can lead to high paying jobs after college. ... read more »
#LaughingWhileBlack’s Lisa Johnson testifies before Assembly Committee endorsing the Stop Racial Profiling Act
April 27, 2016
Assembly Bill 2707 (Stop Consumer Racial Profiling Act of 2016) passed out of the California State Assembly’s committee on Privacy & Consumer Protection on a unanimous 11-0 vote. This measure would prohibit profiling or targeting of a person that results in differential treatment based on his or her race or ethnicity and that constitutes a denial or degradation in the product or service offered to customers. ... read more »
Green Infrastructure: Practical Environmental Leadership in the Urban Context
April 21, 2016
Smart public policies can address and solve persistent problems. Sound public policies advance the goals and aspirations of hopeful people in our communities. Climate change, environmental degradation, toxic contamination, exploitation of resources each plagues contemporary existence and threaten to erode long-term quality of life at home and abroad. The challenge is translating these problems through the practical lenses of everyday living and finding solutions. ... read more »
Community Leaders Hold Reception for Attorney General Kamala Harris’ U.S. Senate Campaign
April 14, 2016
  Los Angeles-area African American leaders held a reception to support California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ U.S. Senate campaign on Sunday Ain Baldwin Hills. About 75 people gathered at the Post and Beam restaurant to hear Harris talk about why she’s running for Senate. ... read more »
Raising the wage — for now, and our future
April 14, 2016
That’s a future where — dollar by dollar, hour by hour — all Californians have an opportunity to work themselves into the middle class ... read more »
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