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Dr. King’s Legacy

Friday, January 15, 2021

In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech wherein Dr. King speaks to a nation embroiled in a seminal debate on the issue of race equality in America. His profound words of unison and fulfilling our nation’s promise of recognizing ‘All Men Are Created Equal’ is celebrated and echoed by new generations of freedom riders; working to end discrimination and ensuring a person’s character, rather than the color of their skin, is the ultimate determining factor of their being, as Dr. King dreamt.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer Stresses Need for Economic Priorities and Prison Reforms

The Governor's budget announcement today is a testament to government working diligently and working through the major issues presented by a global pandemic, which remains a threat to the health of our citizens and our statewide economy.

By working together, we have weathered a major budget hit and are now in a position to start replenishing budget reserves; saving money to avoid future cuts to critical social services. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

(Sacramento) Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D- South Los Angeles) announces the formation of his Law Enforcement Advisory Council naming Mike Jimenez, retired President of California Correctional Peace Officers Association, and Keith L. Williams, Ph.D., Chief of Kinloch Police Department, as the first two members.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

It has been announced that my colleague, State Senator Steve Bradford, has been appointed as the Chair of the California Senate's Public Safety Committee marking the first-time in our state's history both the Senate and Assembly Public Safety Committees are chaired by African Americans.

This historic first is crucial at this time as both Senator Bradford and I believe reforms are needed in policing and prison guard standards and their modes of operation.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Consistent with Science, New Standards to Serve As Safe-Guards to Protect the Public

Monday, December 7, 2020

Anyone who wants to be a police officer in California would have to get a bachelor’s degree or turn 25 before starting their careers under a proposed new law.

Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer, D-Los Angeles, who planned to introduce the proposal Monday, said the change could help reduce the number of times police officers shoot or hurt people.

“These jobs are complex, they’re difficult, and we should not just hand them over to people who haven’t fully developed themselves,” said Jones-Sawyer, who is chairman of the Assembly Public Safety Committee.