Press Releases

August 18, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – Over the weekend, three people were killed and at least 34 were injured in a hate rally of several hundred right-wing extremists on the campus of the University of Virginia. The stated intention of this white nationalist rally was to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, general of the Confederate Army, yet it was fueled by white supremacy ideology.
 

July 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO - Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 621 into law. Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) introduced SB 621 to make certain that part-time teachers in private schools receive their justly-deserved compensation at the same rate as full-time teachers.

“I am pleased that California teachers working part-time for private schools will receive fair pay,” said Bradford.

June 19, 2017

Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) has introduced Senate Resolution 43, urging the National Trust for Historic Preservation to recognize Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) in Los Angeles as an historic site eligible to receive Federal grants.

June 16, 2017

Sacramento --- The California State Budget will allocate $11.3 million to Compton Community College. These funds will support the preparatory work necessary for Compton Community College to register students as an independently accredited college beginning in the summer of 2020.

“I am excited about the future of Compton College under the leadership of Dr. Keith Curry. I have no doubt that Compton College will provide our families and children with excellent educational opportunities within our community.” said Senator Steve Bradford.

June 16, 2017

“I am pleased to support a balanced budget that provides for childcare, education, and social services.  This is a well-balanced, fiscally responsible framework for the 2017-2018 fiscal calendar.  The commitment to investing in education, reestablishing top-tier social programs, and supporting the effectiveness of the judicial system will combat poverty, protect working-class Californians, and increase safety for all the citizens of this great state.  As chair of the Senate Labor Committee, I applaud the Governor for his progressive approach.”

June 12, 2017

Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) has introduced Senate Bill 343, to provide an exclusion from state income tax for residents of a housing development known as the Carousel Tract in Carson, California.

In the 1960’s, an industrial property was sold by the Shell Corporation to the Barclay Hollander Curci Corporation to create a housing development of 285 homes in the city of Carson.  In 2016 workers began to remove contaminated soil left buried under residential property in the Carousel neighborhood.

June 12, 2017

My condolences and sympathy are extended to the families of Marquintan Sandlin and Kisha Michael in recognition of the loss of their loved ones. 
 
Last week a statement was issued by my office that did not take into consideration that the officers involved in the incident were immediately placed on leave and never returned to work. It also did not acknowledge the Mayor’s press conference within days of the February 2016 tragedy where he gave a synopsis of what was known about the shooting at the time.
 

June 12, 2017

On June 7 the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) granted initial accreditation status to Compton Community College during its June 7, 2017 meeting.

“Interim accreditation is an important milestone toward full accreditation of Compton College. I applaud the efforts of Compton College President, Keith Curry, who led the college through the rigorous process,” said Bradford.

June 09, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – The California Legislative Black Caucus, California Latino Legislative Caucus, California Legislative Women’s Caucus, and California Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, have expressed strong concern over the technology industry’s lack of diversity in their board, management, and technical roles. Although a few companies have made attempts to address the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley, the efforts currently put forth in the industry leave much to be desired.
 

May 18, 2017

Sacramento – The California Senate approved SB 620 (Bradford) on a vote of 22-14 to allow a court, in the interest of justice, to use judicial discretion when applying a sentence enhancement for using or discharging a firearm, consistent with other enhancements.