Press Release

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

By Maria L. La Ganga for Los Angeles Times

Dorsey Nunn knows more about one particular line in the California Constitution than anyone would ever want to. It’s the line that harkens back to the dark days after the Civil War, the one that bans slavery — more or less.

“Slavery is prohibited,” says Article 1, Section 6 of the Constitution, the set of fundamental principles that defines what this state stands for. “Involuntary servitude is prohibited except to punish crime.”

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

CBM Newswire via Sacramento Observer

After launching a campaign last year to push for another Black woman to replace Vice President Kamala Harris in the United States Senate, a coalition of California Black women leaders say they are not defeated. They are organizing.

Many of the women – federal or state legislators, other elected officials and political leaders –have made history in California and across the nation. Now, they have come together to organize, launching an effort to ensure that more Black women are voted into elected office in California

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

By Jason Lewis for Los Angeles Standard Newspaper

Violent crimes have increased at an alarming rate this year.  There were more deaths from violent crimes in South Los Angeles over the first three weeks of 2021 than there were in the entire year of 2020.  This prompted an emergency press conference at Community Build in Leimert Park Village to discuss solutions to this problem.

California Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager expressed her frustration as she discussed the rise in violent crime, and she pointed out that there is a need for more funding for organizations which prevent children from joining gangs, and which help keep the peace between the gangs.

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

(SACRAMENTO) – The hospital industry has consolidated and changed during the past few decades. One trend has had a significant impact on patient care: hospital mergers and affiliations. In many parts of the state, corporations have created monopolies in which they are the only option for patients seeking medical care. This gives CEOs unchecked power over patient care-- whether that means charging exorbitant prices or using religious doctrine to deny care altogether.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

(SACRAMENTO) -- 1,383 homeless individuals died on the streets of Los Angeles in 2020-- setting a grim record for the city. Most died from preventable diseases. While homeless deaths in LA have been rising for years, the pandemic has only made matters worse.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Assemblymember Kamlager (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation to require pet insurance policies sold and renewed in California to fully cover spaying and neutering of pets and any veterinary expenses associated with these services.