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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 »
L.A. Elected Officials Urge Vaccinations Against COVID-19
August 12, 2021
“Vaccinate now” is the mandate from Los Angeles-area federal, state and local elected officials, who united on August 12 to implore African Americans and Latinos to receive the shot to counteract the latest surge in COVID-19 infections. ... read more »
Councilwoman Emma Sharif Finishes Strong and Heads into the Compton Mayoral Runoff Election on June 1
May 13, 2021
This week, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder certified the City of Compton election results and confirmed Councilwoman Emma Sharif is headed into the runoff election on June 1st. Emma is a battle-tested public servant who currently represents the 4th District on the Compton City Council and previously served as an elected member of Compton School Board. Emma has a long record of collaborative leadership and integrity. She is a coalition-builder who brings people together to get things done. This is why she is the only endorsed candidate  of the Chicano Latino Immigrant Democratic Club. Emma is looking forward to a spirited debate about taking Compton to the next level. ... read more »
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The Lookout: Several Bills Aim to Level the Playing Field for Disadvantaged Californians
March 25, 2021
Senate Bill (SB)17, which is scheduled for an Assembly committee hearing March 23, would declare racism as a health crisis in California and develop a state government “Office of Racial Equity in the State Department of Public Health for purposes of aligning state resources, decision-making, and programs to accomplish certain goals related to health equity and protecting vulnerable communities.” ... read more »
Nixing Prison Time for Certain Crimes Among Proposed Changes to Calif. Penal Code
February 18, 2021
California’s Committee on Revision of the Penal Code (CRPC) released its first annual report last week. The proposal included 10 recommendations that would significantly reform California’s criminal justice system – if they are adapted into law.   ... read more »
Bradford Bill Increasing Consumer Safety and Cannabis Quality Signed by the Governor
October 8, 2020
Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 1244, authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena). This bill authorizes state-licensed cannabis laboratories to test samples of cannabis or cannabis products for a state or local regulatory, law enforcement, or prosecuting agency. SB 1244 was sponsored by Los Angles City Attorney Mike Feuer. ... read more »
Senator Bradford Achieves First-in-the-Nation Bill to Help Renters Improve Their Credit Scores
October 1, 2020
This week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 1157, authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena). This bill requires landlords managing medium- to large, subsidized, multi-family housing units in California to offer their tenants the option of having their rental payments reported to a major credit bureau. ... read more »
Fair Pay to Play Act: California Skeptical of NCAA Rule Changes 
May 7, 2020
The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) highest governing body announced last week that it is moving toward allowing student-athletes to receive compensation for endorsements and promotions.   ... read more »
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Senators Bradford and Skinner Respond to NCAA’s Announcement on Name, Image, and Likeness
April 30, 2020
Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) released the following statements regarding the NCAA Board of Governors’ announcement today on, “supporting rule changes to allow student-athletes to receive compensation for third-party endorsements both related to and separate from athletics.”  ... read more »
California Senator Steven Bradford Secures Face Shield Donation for Medical Professionals
April 30, 2020
California Senator Steven Bradford (35th District) secured 1,000 face shields produced by CSUDH students with 3D printing to protect CIR/SEIU Resident Physicians at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center who are on the frontlines of the pandemic. ... read more »
Destination Crenshaw Broke Ground in Leimert Park Celebrating the Future of Black History and Community in the South L.A.
March 5, 2020
At the intersection of Crenshaw and Leimert, hundreds gathered to honor the history of Crenshaw Boulevard and Leimert Park and to celebrate the groundbreaking of Destination Park and its centerpiece; Sankofa Park.  ... read more »
Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr. Celebrates the Signing of the “At-Promise Youth” Bill
December 19, 2019
Assemblymember Reginald Bryon Jones-Sawyer, Sr. held a press conference at Thomas Alva Edison Middle School in South Los Angeles where he announced the signing of the Assembly Bill 413 Bill changing the label “at-risk youth” to “at-promise youth.” ... read more »
Governor Signs Bradford Bill on Insurance Diversity
September 12, 2019
Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law SB 534, authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena). This bill expands current definitions in California’s Insurance Diversity Survey to include LGBT- and veteran-owned businesses. The bill also adds the Insurance Diversity Task Force and Governing Board Diversity Survey into California law ensuring valuable data will continue to be collected. ... read more »
Senator Bradford Approves California State Budget -Securing Millions for Senate District 35
July 12, 2019
Recently, the Budget Bill for fiscal year 2019-2020 was passed by the Senate and Assembly after long negotiations between both houses and the Governor’s Administration. The new budget includes the state’s largest reserves in history, pays down billions of dollars to our state’s pension debt, and prioritizes one-time investments aimed at tackling the main issues driving California’s affordability crisis. ... read more »
Statement by Senator Steven Bradford on Governor Newsom’s Death Penalty Moratorium death penalty announcement
March 21, 2019
"In 2019, we must focus on rehabilitative and crime prevention efforts that ultimately improve public safety." ... read more »
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