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New Data on Teacher Assignments

SACRAMENTO — At least 10% of California’s public school classrooms are overseen by teachers who are not properly credentialed, according to a first-of-its-kind reportreleased by the Department of Education on Thursday.

Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer Notes Significant Wins in State’s Budget for AD 59 and Statewide Public Safety and Cultural Programs

Sacramento, California – (July 1, 2022) – Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer’s  (D-South Los Angeles) work on budget matters to support programs and services within the 59th Assembly District include major funding for the arts, science programs, community groups along with stte funding to help combat smash-and-grab crimes while supporting further study on reparations.

California Moves One Step Closer to Licensing Bounty Hunters

(Sacramento) Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer’s (D-South Los Angeles) Assembly Bill (AB) 2043, sponsored by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, has passed both Senate Insurance and Senate Public Safety Committees. This bill requires all bail fugitive recovery agents, colloquially known as bounty hunters, to become licensed by the state.

Chair of the Assembly's Public Safety Committee and Member of the Select Committee on Uplifting Girls and Woman of Color, Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Statement on Roe v. Wade Ruling

(Los Angeles, California – June 24, 2022) – Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer (D-South Los Angeles) responds to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

"The ruling by the conservative faction of the U.S. Supreme Court to end decades of settled law in America, and thereby negating a woman's right to choose care for her own body, is a travesty.

Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer Talks Reparations

California’s reparations task force will today release its first of two reports detailing the state’s history of slavery and racism — and recommending ways the Legislature might begin a process of redress for Black Californians, including proposals to offer housing grants, free tuition and to raise the minimum wage.

The 500-page study describes decades of state and federal government actions that harmed Black Americans — from slavery to more recent factors that include redlining, mass incarceration, police actions and the widening wealth gap between Blacks and whites.

Asm. Jones-Sawyer and the Historic Reparations Report

SAN FRANCISCO -- The slavery reparations movement hit a watershed moment Wednesday with the release of an exhaustive report detailing California’s role in perpetuating discrimination against African Americans, a major step toward educating the public and setting the stage for an official government apology and case for financial restitution.