Press Releases

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.”

Friday, February 9, 2018

Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer Applauds Governor Brown’s Appointment of CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley

(Sacramento – February 9, 2018) - Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Sr. issued the following statement today after Governor Jerry Brown announced the first African American Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol:

Thursday, February 1, 2018

California Assembly Chair Members Vow to Protect all Californian’s from Discriminatory ICE Directive

(February 1, 2018)- Chairs of Assembly Public Safety, Judiciary and Budget Subcommittee 5 release the following statement on ICE Directive:

Thursday, September 14, 2017

(Sacramento) After a robust discussion on the Assembly floor this morning, HR 66 was adopted, which condemns President Trump for eliminating DACA, and calls upon the Congress of the United States to take affirmative steps toward development of a bipartisan and more effective version of DACA that provides a pathway to citizenship.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

(Sacramento) Después de una sólida discusión en la Asamblea esta mañana, se adoptó HR 66, el cual condena al Presidente Trump por eliminar DACA, e exhorta al Congreso de los Estados Unidos a tomar medidas afirmativas hacia el desarrollo de una versión bipartidista y más efectiva de DACA que proporciona un camino a la ciudadanía.

Monday, September 11, 2017

(Sacramento) Today the California State Legislature sent a bill to bar individuals convicted of a hate crime from owning a gun to Governor Jerry Brown.

After receiving no “no” votes in both houses, AB 785, the Disarm Hate Act, will close the loophole that exists within our gun control laws by adding hate crimes to the list of misdemeanors that result in a ban on the right to possess a firearm for ten years from the date of conviction.