Press Releases

Thursday, May 17, 2018

(Sacramento) - Today Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Sr. in partnership with, Improve Your Tomorrow, Women’s March Sacramento, Youth Alive, and the Brady Campaign stood beside California’s youth who are saying “enough is enough” to gun violence.

“Our children have watched in horror as mass shootings have become common on our campuses and in our communities,” said Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer.  “Every young life lost is one too many. Young people need to be heard as they are our best future messengers.”

Monday, May 7, 2018

(Sacramento) – Today Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Sr. requested $100 million from the California State budget to establish the “Youth Reinvestment Fund.” An investment that would improve the outcomes of vulnerable youth populations by using trauma informed community and health-based interventions in lieu of arrest, detention and incarceration.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer Wants to Protect Individuals from Unscrupulous Debt Collection Practices

(Sacramento - April 18, 2018) – This week AB 2825, by Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D – South Los Angeles) passed the Assembly Banking and Finance Committee, with a vote of 10-0.

AB 2825 would protect individuals with debt from towing fees, parking tickets, and past due rent from unscrupulous debt collection practices.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

We Must All Invest In Our At Promise Youth 

(Sacramento - April 10, 2018) – This week the State Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation passed my Assembly Bill (AB) 2944 that would create the “Schools Not Prisons” contribution fund that would allow Californians to donate a portion of their state tax return to dismantle the school to prison pipeline, by funding programs and projects that create opportunities for disadvantaged youth.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

(Sacramento - March 27, 2018) - Chair of Assembly Public Safety Reginal Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr. issued the following statement on the announcement that Attorney General Xavier Becerra will oversee an independent investigation into the death of Stephon Clark:

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer, Sr. Stands With Our Immigrant Community  

(Sacramento - March 7, 2018) - Chair of Assembly Public Safety, Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr. issued the following statement on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement to sue the State of California and his visit to Sacramento:

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer Vows to Protect all Californian’s from Gun Violence

(Sacramento – February 15, 2018)  - Chair of Assembly Public Safety, Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Sr. issued the following statement on yesterday’s school shooting in Florida:

“Our hearts are heavy and full of grief for the individuals affected by the cowardly act that took place in Florida yesterday. A school should provide sanctuary of peace and learning for our children, and should not be a venue for violence.”