Press Releases

Thursday, January 16, 2020

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.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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.

Friday, January 10, 2020

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.

Friday, January 10, 2020

“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.

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.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019


(Sacramento – September 17, 2019,)   – In a major step forward to give all California job applicants a fair chance, this morning the California Assembly passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution 125 with unanimous bipartisan support.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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(Sacramento – September 11, 2019) – This week, the California State legislature passed Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer’s (D- South Los Angeles) Assembly Bill (AB) 37, legislation that would allow legal cannabis businesses to deduct ordinary and necessary business expenses, and the bill now awaits a signature from the Governor.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

(Sacramento – June 13, 2019) – Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer (D – South Los Angeles) today released the following statement regarding the 2020-2021 budget just passed by the Legislature.

“I am happy to see that this year’s budget contains over $20 million worth of direct investments in the 59th Assembly District, with potentially millions more in various state grant funds,” said Asm. Jones-Sawyer.  “The $10 million investment made in the Natural History Museum will help provide access to important educational and cultural resources to all families in my district, and the $10 million for Destination Crenshaw, a project that will bring much needed infrastructure and environmental equity to the people of South Los Angeles along LA METRO’s LAX-Crenshaw line.”