Press Releases

Sunday, May 31, 2020

The system that tortured Emmett Till, slaughtered Tamir Rice and publicly suffocated George Floyd is crippled by its imperviousness to criticism. It is a system that likes being broken at the expense of Black lives. It is fed by hate, fear, privilege and history. It must be undone.

Military intervention is a tone deaf response to what is needed – an honest reflection about 400 years of systemic racism and racist practices in the U.S.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

(Los Angeles) — Today, Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager (D-Los Angeles) dropped off 1,000 medical grade masks for United Healthcare Workers at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

(Sacramento) – The Assembly Public Safety Committee Tuesday passed a bill to limit adult probation to a maximum of one year for misdemeanor offenses and two years for felony offenses. The legislation, AB 1950, authored by Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager (D-Los Angeles) passed by a 5-3 vote.  

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

(SACRAMENTO) – The Los Angeles County, Alameda County and Fresno County sheriffs’ departments will be audited for their use of realignment funds, money given by the state to counties to move incarcerated people from prisons to county jails.

Members of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee approved the audit during the Committee’s February 26 hearing at the request of Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager (D-Los Angeles).

Thursday, February 13, 2020

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager (D-Los Angeles) will demand an audit of the Alameda County, the Fresno County, and the Los Angeles County sheriffs’ departments when she testifies before the Joint Legislative Audit Committee on Feb. 26, 2020. The audit that she requests will be of realignment funds, money given by the state to counties to move incarcerated people from prisons to county jails.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

(SACRAMENTO) – Seeking to stop research laboratories from testing chemicals on dogs, Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager (D-Los Angeles) today introduced legislation to halt the practice. Advancements in technology have provided alternative methods to test the effects of chemicals, such as human cell-based tests, computer models and other approaches.

“Testing on dogs is unethical and unnecessary,” said Kamlager. “No animal deserves to suffer like this. We must press for change and use scientifically proven alternatives from the 21st century.”

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Assemblymember Kamlager (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation to protect and expand the Baldwin Hills Conservancy. Assembly Bill 2000, the Baldwin Hills and Urban Watersheds Conservancy Act, expands the boundaries to include the Southern Ballona Creek Watershed and Upper Dominguez Channel area, changes the name to the Baldwin Hills and Urban Watersheds Conservancy and repeals the January 1, 2026 sunset date.