(Los Angeles) - Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles), Co-Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color, joined several of his fellow lawmakers at the California African American Museum for an informational briefing on the importance of Assembly Concurrent Resolution 71. ACR 71, sponsored by the California Legislative Black Caucus, is intended to highlight the legacy and invaluable contribution of California’s Africana Studies departments and programs and other related academic disciplines. “We’ve looked at the ethnic studies programs across California with a very, very keen eye of what has been done in the past and, unfortunately, what may not be done in the future.” said Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
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Thursday, April 2 6 – 7:30 pm
The Salvation Army Siemon Family Youth & Community Center 7651 South Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90001
SACRAMENTO, CA – On March 9, 2015, Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr. (D-South Los Angeles) honored Charisse Bremond Weaver as “2015 Woman of the Year”. Mrs. Weaver participated in a special assembly floor ceremony highlighting the accomplishments of great women across the state of California. Mrs. Weaver is President and CEO of Brotherhood Crusade, an organization founded in 1968 by her father, to provide necessary resources, program services and a voice of advocacy to traditionally underserved communities within the Los Angeles area.
Californians Should Know What Chemicals Are In Household Products
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Continuing the push for consumer protections, Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr. has introduced legislation to disclose all ingredients contained in household products on the container label as well as on the manufacturer’s website.
“There are a great deal of chemicals in commonly used household products that may cause health conditions in individuals exposed to them for extended periods,” said Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer. “With so many Californians coming into contact with these chemicals on a daily basis, they have a right to know what is in their cleaning products.”
Sacramento, Calif., – Assemblymember Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer Sr. (D-Los Angeles) was recently appointed Co-Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color, along with Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland). This committee tackles policy issues ranging from educational disparities to under-employment; all of which pertain to boys and men of color.
“Over the past 4 years, this committee has done an outstanding job of raising awareness and creating policy solutions that address issues dealing with young men of color. I am excited and honored to serve as co-chair with Assemblymember Rob Bonta. Together we can further address the systematic issues that plaque communities of color across California,” said Jones-Sawyer.
Sacramento, Calif., – Assembly Member Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer Sr., from Los Angeles, has been elected to serve as Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC). Jones-Sawyer, who represents areas of South Los Angeles, including the University of Southern California and the communities of Huntington Park, Walnut Park and Florence-Firestone, is entering his second term in the California Assembly, after being re-elected last month.
(Los Angeles) - Over 250 people attended a health fair sponsored by California State Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles), held at “A Place Called Home” in South Los Angeles. The purpose of the event was to educate children and parents about how they can make better choices regarding what they eat, even though fresh and healthy food isn’t always readily available in their neighborhood. The goal is to help families from low-income neighborhoods make healthier choices to avoid maladies like diabetes, heart disease and obesity that often times plague disadvantaged residents. Watch this Assembly Access Video to learn more.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., – Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law Assembly Bill 1658, requiring counties and the State Department of Social Services (DSS) to comply with the federal Child and Family Services and Innovation Act of 2011, which is designed to safeguard foster youths’ credit.
Authored by Assembly Member Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, Sr., AB 1658 mandates DSS to annually inquire each of the three major credit reporting agencies as to whether a foster youth has any consumer credit history.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., – Governor Jerry Brown recently signed Assembly Bill 1650, the Fair Chance Employment Act, authored by Assembly member Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer Sr.
AB 1650 will decrease the impediments for ex-offenders to obtain employment by requiring private contractors who have state contracts to remove the conviction history box from job applications. This policy only applies to on-site constructed related jobs that fall under the State Contract Act which includes the erection, construction, alteration, repair, or improvement of any state structure, building, road, or improvement project.