Press Releases

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

(Sacramento – March 13, 2019,)  - Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Chair of the Assembly Public Safety Committee issued the following statement on Governor Newsom’s announcement on the death penalty:

“During my entire time in the California Legislature, I have been committed to insuring that our corrections system is both operating in the interest of justice and is an efficient use of taxpayer dollars. I welcome today’s announcement by Governor Newsom, as the death penalty has been a proven failure on both accounts.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Erma Jean Hall-Wood has been politically active since realizing the power of fighting for justice on behalf of the ninety-nine percent.  Her activism has taken her all across America including to Nevada, Ohio, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Texas and Alabama just to name a few.  One of her best highlights was participating in the campaign to flip New Mexico from red to blue in 2008 while working to elect President Obama.

Monday, March 4, 2019

(Sacramento – March 4, 2019,)  - Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Chair of the Assembly Public Safety Committee issued the following statement:

Thursday, January 10, 2019

“The Governor’s budget is a true reflection of our California values.  Over the past few years, we made a number of sound fiscal decisions and produced a surplus with which we can make targeted investments to improve the lives of Californians.  By addressing critical needs such as education funding, health care access, and affordable housing, California is again proving to be a model for the rest of the nation.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

(Sacramento – January 9, 2019)  - Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Sr. issued the following statement on yesterday’s Presidential address in regards to the southern border wall:

Friday, January 4, 2019

(Sacramento – January 4, 2019) – Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer (D – South Los Angeles) released the following statement about his 2018 accomplishments that went into effect on January 1st.

“I am pleased to share some of my 2018 successes which will improve the lives of the people of California. Last year, my colleagues and the Governor voted to approve 17 of my Assembly bills (AB) and my budget proposal to allocate $37.3 million to create the Youth Reinvestment Fund (YRF).”  

Monday, December 3, 2018

(Sacramento – December 3, 2018) – Today Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer (D- South Los Angeles) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 37, legislation that allows legal cannabis businesses to deduct ordinary and necessary business expenses.