Living for the Memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr.

The work accomplished in the fight for civil rights justice and equality by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., lifts us all. We owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. King for his endeavors and the sacrifices he made in leading the movement that so many have benefitted from over the decades.

Dr. King showed how political engagement and coalition building help establish positive movements. He gave us the road map on how civil disobedience can highlight injustice in the law. These tools remain the most effective ways to raise your voice when confronting racism and discrimination.

Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer’s Youth Leadership Program To Receive Insights on Financial Literacy

Participants Will Learn How to Navigate and Utilize Financial and Banking Tools

LOS ANGELES, California – The inaugural cohort of Assemblyman Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr.’s Youth Leadership Program will kick-off 2020 on Saturday, January 18 with a discussion and presentation on financial literacy. The program, which includes high school participants living within the 59th Assembly District, will gather at the Assemblymember’s district office located at 700 Exposition Park Drive in Los Angeles.

“The program will introduce these students to a variety of issues and topics helping to raise their perspectives and understanding on how banking, public policy, career access and advancement work,” said Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer.

Words Matter: Changing the Tone for Our Students

By Assemblyman Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr.

As of January 1, 2020, California’s Education and Penal Codes will no longer use the term “at-risk” to recognize, label or identify any student or student population attending our state’s public schools.

AB 413, eliminates the negative terminology and stigma associated with categorizing students as ‘at-risk’ and alters the language to a positive, reinforcing phrase that matches the child’s potential as an at-promise student.

Statement by Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer: LAPD Officers Falsify Reports to Increase Field Stop Statistics

“The January 7, 2020 article by the Los Angeles Times, ‘Officers falsely portrayed people as gang members, falsified records, LAPD says’ is another example of why the rights of average citizens, especially those of color, must be guarded and protected against abuse of power including institutional racism, racial profiling and bigotry.

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If the allegations against the officers are found to be true, they must be held accountable for their actions in attempting to disrupt and destroy the lives of those affected by false reporting.