Press Releases

Statement on Brittney Griner Court Denial

The political posturing by the Russian government surrounding the Brittney Griner arrest and conviction is unacceptable. In an effort to keep American officials at bay during their colossal economic failures and stunning military loses to the brave Ukrainian forces, the Kremlin has decided to make Ms. Griner an example of their authority.

Statement on Resignation of Nury Martinez

"A simple mea culpa is not enough, nor is resigning as the president of the city council.

The racist and homophobic attacks cannot be wiped away by resigning a post, Ms. Martinez and her colleagues, Mr. De Leon, and Mr. Cedillo must resign their seats on the Los Angeles City Council. Their actions are unbecoming of elected officials and they have lost the public's trust.

California is on Track to License Bounty Hunters for the First Time

Bill Heads to Governor for Signature

(Sacramento) Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer’s (D-South Los Angeles) Assembly Bill (AB) 2043, sponsored by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, has passed both the California State Assembly and Senate with bipartisan support.

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.

Statement On Governor Newsom’s May Revise Budget

I applaud the Governor’s continued focus on providing resources to struggling Californians affected by the pandemic. The fact that California has an historic budget surplus of $95.7 billion, at a time when a global pandemic caused serious disruption in the global economy, education, and public health and safety, places us in a unique position to support the needs of residents.

Statement on Deadly National Shootings

Buffalo, Milwaukee, Orange County, and Los Angeles. All had shootings this weekend. Each ended in deadly tragedy. Whether it is a White supremacist, or someone suffering from a different mental illness, the fact that they can acquire assault weapons, guns, and ammunition with ease is unacceptable. As my prayers are with those devastated by these senseless acts of violence, my resolve is to work on comprehensive gun control to protect us from further heartache.