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Statement on AB 3089 (Reparations - Apology Bill)

“California moves one step closer to having a formal apology for its role in allowing Jim Crow racists laws as a part of its history of oppression towards the African American community.

Statement on the Passing of AB 2136 from the Public Safety Committee

“With overdoses on the rise and opioids like Fentanyl inserted into the drug supply, it is clear that knowing if a drug or medication is tainted or mislabeled is paramount in avoiding an overdose and death.

Working off of existing pilot programs throughout the state, my bill, AB 2136, seeks to increase drug testing availability to determine the composition of substances.

Statement on the Announcement of Reparations Legislation

"As a result of the historic study by the California Reparations Task Force on the negative impacts of Jim Crow-styled laws brought to California, the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) has introduced its first set of bills based upon the recommendations set forth in the Task Force’s final report.

Los Angeles Assemblymember Helps Lead Volunteers in Annual Homeless Count

LOS ANGELES, California – (January 25, 2024) – Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-South Los Angeles) will lead a group of 60 volunteers on the final day of the greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, an annual event aimed at accurately assessing the current number of individuals within the city experiencing homelessness.