Steven Bradford

Senate Pro-Tem McGuire Appoints Two Black Lawmakers to Leadership 

Three days after Sen. Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) was sworn in as the 49th President pro Tempore (Pro Tem) of the California State Senate, he appointed California Legislative Black Caucus members, Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Inglewood) and Sen. Lola Smallwood-Cuevas (D-Ladera Heights), to leadership positions.  

HACLA Joins U.S. DOT Assistant Secretary to Celebrate ‘RAISE Up Watts’ Grant Funding

On Tuesday, August 8, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy Christopher A. Coes (U.S. DOT) met with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) executives, local authorities and community members to celebrate the recently awarded grant funding for the “RAISE Up Watts: Catalyzing Connectivity through Active Transportation” project in Los Angeles.

What would Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. say about the State of America if he were alive today?

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.

Senator Bradford Honors Ozie B. Gonzaque as 2019 Unsung Hero

Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) recognized Mrs. Ozie B. Gonzaque SACRAMENTO ­– Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) recognized Mrs. Ozie B. Gonzaque as his 2019 Unsung Hero, an annual award given out by members of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) during Black History Month. Members of the CLBC honor their esteemed guests on the Senate and Assembly floors, presenting them with a framed resolution for their work and accomplishments in the community. “As Vice-Chair of the California Black Caucus, I am beyond honored to present this award to Mrs. Gonzaque, who is a beacon of light in the Watts community,” said

Governor Brown Signs California Cannabis Equity Act of 2018

Late yesterday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed Senate Bill 1294, the California Cannabis Equity Act, authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena). This groundbreaking bill, aimed at reversing some of the damaging impacts cannabis prohibition has had on individuals from disadvantaged communities, is the first social equity cannabis measure in the Unites States.

New Law to Make California First State to End Bail

California’s new law is the latest development in the nationwide debate over bail, which many people say unfairly punishes people for being poor. Other states including New Jersey, Alaska and New Mexico have overhauled their bail systems, although no other state has completely eliminated bail.