SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California reparations task force last week concluded two years of hard work with a 1,100-page, comprehensive report that details the harms of slavery on Black people from California, recommendations of financial compensation and the creation of myriad programs and policies to redress the historical wrongs.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer (D-South Los Angeles) has introduced amendments to Assembly Bill (AB) 1510, creating the Fighting Fentanyl Bond Act of 2024.
Asm. Jones-Sawyer speaks on 28th Constitutional Amendment
SACRAMENTO, California – (June 8, 2023) – California State Assemblymember, Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles), has co-authored a resolution that seeks to add a 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution and requests a constitutional convention be held to initiate debate, vote, and ratification on the proposed amendment.
As California prepares to release a report that will recommend reparations for descendants of enslaved people, federal lawmakers are pursuing their own efforts to redress the effects of slavery and the generations of discrimination that has followed for Black Americans.
Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., introduced the latest federal effort to support reparations last month with H.R. 414, the Reparations Now Resolution, which seeks to advance reparations at the federal, state and local levels.
California’s approach to homelessness is often criticized as fragmented and disconnected, with various agencies getting huge amounts of funding but not coordinating with each other.
That criticism even comes from within.
I am pleased to announce that 10 of my bills have been approved by the Assembly and now head to the State Senate for discussion and voting.
I am thankful to my colleagues in the Assembly for their overwhelming support of these bills and their recognition of the importance that each policy has to our state.