Press Releases

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.

Monday, December 3, 2018

(Sacramento – December 3, 2018) – Today Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer’s (D – South Los Angeles) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 53, legislation that will ensure that formerly incarcerated men and women do not experience discrimination when seeking housing.

“Men and women with criminal records face various barriers to re-entering society,” said Assemblymember Jones- Sawyer. “I am re-introducing the Fair Chance Act so that formerly incarcerated individuals, and their families, are able to have a roof over their heads.”

Friday, September 21, 2018

(Sacramento – 18 de septiembre del 2018) – El gobernador Jerry Brown promulgó el proyecto de ley (AB) 2944 del asambleísta Jones-Sawyer’s (D - South Los Ángeles), cuyo objetivo es crear una fuente que otorgue recursos para poner término al camino de la escuela a la prisión.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

(Sacramento) - Today, Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D – South Los Angeles) unveiled his plan to end the school to prison pipeline, by securing $37.3 million from the 2018-2019 California State Budget to establish the Youth Reinvestment Fund. This fund will help improve the outcomes of vulnerable youth populations by using trauma informed community and health-based interventions in lieu of arrest, detention and incarceration. Over $1 million of the Youth Reinvestment Fund will be allocated to Native American Tribes for youth diversion programs.