Noteworthy Events and Gatherings

Senator Bradford joined the community at Hawthorne Memorial Park for the annual Juneteenth Celebration. The event marked the end of slavery in the southern states 2 1/2 years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth celebrates freedom, faith and resilience. The Senator’s opening remarks emphasized the importance of Juneteenth and shared how proud he and his family were to celebrate this significant holiday every year during his childhood. The Senator was joined by Hawthorne Councilman Monteiro, Councilman Patterson, Mayor Vargas, and Assemblywoman McKinnor. The celebration featured vibrant performances by local community groups, showcasing the rich cultural heritage and unity of the Hawthorne community. 

Senator Bradford joined Equality California to participate in the LA Pride Parade on June 9. The LA Pride Parade celebrates our extraordinary LGBTQ+ community. This year, the parade featured grand marshals actor/activist George Takei and Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Kristin Crowley. More than 150 entrants participated under the theme "Pride in Power," with more than 150,000 spectators attending. In California, our diversity and pride make us stronger!

Cinder Eller’s Glass Slipper Foundation's Fourth Annual Prom Suit and Dress Giveaway in Inglewood on April 14. The Rams Cheerleaders, including the mascot Rampage were in attendance. Students were gifted dresses, suits, tuxedos, shoes, accessories, and even free alterations. This event makes a tremendous difference in the lives of young people. It gives them a chance to participate in a memorable experience that might otherwise be out of reach. Pastor Seth Pickens of Guidance Church is pictured with Senator Bradford.

What a thrill to cruise down Avalon Boulevard in some classic wheels during the 36th Annual Heart of the Harbor Holiday Parade. Special thank you to the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce for hosting this holiday tradition for the community. 

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News, Press Releases & Media Advisories


July 03, 2024

Dear Friends,

Happy Fourth of July! 

Whether we celebrate with family or friends--- food or fireworks, please enjoy America’s Independence and stay safe, everyone!

Press Release

June 23, 2024

SACRAMENTO – Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) issued the following statement on the 3-party state budget agreement that includes initial funding for reparations:

Press Release

June 10, 2024

SACRAMENTO – Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) issued the following statement on the passing of Reverend James M. Lawson:

Press Release

June 05, 2024

SACRAMENTO – Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) has selected the critically-acclaimed Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles as Senate District 35’s Nonprofit of the Year. The orchestra is recognized across the nation and beyond for its contributions to the arts through the inclusion and development of young, underrepresented musicians.

Press Release

April 17, 2024

SACRAMENTO – Senator Steven Bradford’s legislation to establish a state-level designation recognizing institutions of higher education that excel in educating and serving Black students has passed the Senate Education Committee 6-0 with bipartisan support.