Press Releases

Thursday, March 4, 2021
(SACRAMENTO) -- Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager today announced Assembly Constitutional Amendment 3 (ACA 3), the California Abolition Act, which will amend the Constitution of California to end involuntary servitude in California.
 
Article 1, Section 6 of the California Constitution currently allows the practice of involuntary servitude as a means of punishing crime. The euphemistic language of “involuntary servitude” masks what this nefarious practice is in plain language: forced labor.
 
Monday, March 1, 2021

(SACRAMENTO) -- Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager (D-Los Angeles) today announced Assembly Bill 609 to help ensure racial and gender equity for college athletes in California. Known as The College Athlete Race and Gender Equity Act, the bill will secure equitable opportunity, treatment, and compensation for college athletes whose skills have so far been exploited for financial gain by the NCAA’s college industrial sports complex.

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.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

(SACRAMENTO) – As drug prices skyrocket across the country, accessing prescription drugs in the United States has become a burden for many Americans. From importing unregulated prescription drugs to skipping refills, patients have sacrificed their health due to the steep cost of their medications for far too long.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

(SACRAMENTO) – On Monday, January 18, 2021, communities across the country will celebrate the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This is a chance to reflect on the progress that needs to be made in the criminal justice system that stills disproportionately impacts people of color.