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AB 1766 to Propose CA IDs for All Californians

More than 1 million undocumented immigrants in California have obtained driver’s licenses since 2015. But an even greater number, who don’t drive, have been unable to get a state ID.

A proposed law looks to change that.

AB 1766 — also known as the California IDs for All Act — would expand access to state-issued identifications to everyone, regardless of immigration status.

Asm. Jones-Sawyer Goes to D.C. to Talk Gun Control

On July 11, California State Assemblymember and Chair of the Public Safety Committee Reggie Jones-Sawyer joined President Joe Biden at the White House for the signing of the bipartisan federal Safer Communities Act.

The newly signed legislation reinforces existing laws with added funding to help federal authorities seize illegally acquired firearms, as well as monitor, track, and regulate gun sales.

Asm. Jones-Sawyers talks about the need for reparations

Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer, D-Los Angeles, joined Inside California Politics co-host Frank Buckley to discuss the initial report released by the California Reparations Taskforce. Asm. Jones-Sawyer is a member of that task force. The report, released in June, offers preliminary recommendations for reparations. A final report is due next year.

New Data on Teacher Assignments

SACRAMENTO — At least 10% of California’s public school classrooms are overseen by teachers who are not properly credentialed, according to a first-of-its-kind reportreleased by the Department of Education on Thursday.

Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer Talks Reparations

California’s reparations task force will today release its first of two reports detailing the state’s history of slavery and racism — and recommending ways the Legislature might begin a process of redress for Black Californians, including proposals to offer housing grants, free tuition and to raise the minimum wage.

The 500-page study describes decades of state and federal government actions that harmed Black Americans — from slavery to more recent factors that include redlining, mass incarceration, police actions and the widening wealth gap between Blacks and whites.

Asm. Jones-Sawyer and the Historic Reparations Report

SAN FRANCISCO -- The slavery reparations movement hit a watershed moment Wednesday with the release of an exhaustive report detailing California’s role in perpetuating discrimination against African Americans, a major step toward educating the public and setting the stage for an official government apology and case for financial restitution. 

Bounty Hunter Bill to Change Industry

FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26 NEWS) — Tuesday, FOX26 News reported on a group of bounty hunters arresting a man in Fresno. Fresno Police say the man they were after threw a hatchet at the bounty hunters, so one of them shot at him; no one was injured in that process and the man was arrested.

That happened at Latresa Hamburger’s house in a neighborhood near Shaw and West

LA Unrest 30 Years Later

For two California lawmakers, April 29, 1992 became a day that continues to impact their legislative careers three decades later.

Assemblyman Mike Gipson was a police officer and Assemblyman Reggie-Jones Sawyer was working as an emergency preparedness coordinator.

LA Civil Unrest - 30 Years Later

The video that captured the beating of Rodney King was profound in so many ways. For the very first time, the nation witnessed police brutality in a raw form as filmed, not by a member of the media, but rather from an average citizen.

And marginalized communities of color now had evidence of what we had been saying for years – law enforcement used unlawful tactics and tended to target Black males and used excessive force without cause or care of discipline.