Press Releases

January 27, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) issued the following statement on the release of the police video showing the beating death of Tyre Nichols at the hands of the Memphis Police Department:

“The beating and murder of Tyre Nichols by five Memphis Police Officers is brutal and heart-breaking.

“In the video, I see no “protect and serve.” I see an out of control and outside the bounds of their authority attack on an unarmed Black man.

January 22, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) released the following statement on the mass shooting in Monterey Park after a Lunar New Year celebration on January 21:

January 10, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) released the following statement on the Governor Newsom’s proposed 2023-2024 budget:

January 07, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) released the following statement on the incident involving the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Feezy Lebron on New Year’s Eve:

“I’m deeply disturbed by the actions of these Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies. Threatening to put a bullet in a person who was just sitting in their car in a parking lot of a friend’s business is flat out wrong and another example of abuse of authority. This man was not doing anything wrong.

January 03, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Following the Bruce family’s decision to sell their property to the County of Los Angeles, Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) released the following statement:

December 05, 2022

SACRAMENTO ­– The members of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) have awarded the organization’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award to Senator Steven Bradford. The award was presented to Senator Bradford during NBCSL’s 46th Annual Legislative Conference.

December 03, 2022

SACRAMENTO ­– Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) released the following statement regarding reports that the California Reparations Task Force has suggested the State compensate descendants of slaves with direct compensation for historical housing discrimination:

November 23, 2022

TORRANCE, CA ­– Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), in partnership with El Camino College, with title sponsor Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, distributed over twelve hundred turkeys and pork roasts, over eight hundred grocery boxes, and one hundred Ralphs gift cards to families in need this holiday season. Senator Bradford continued this tradition, which he started as a member of Gardena’s City Council and then as a State Assemblymember.

October 03, 2022

SACRAMENTO ­– This year Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) continued his efforts championing a multitude of issues impacting not just his constituents, but all Californians.  In total, he was successful at getting 8 bills approved by the Legislature, 6 of which were signed into law by the Governor before the bill signing deadline, which was this past Friday, September 30. 

September 09, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) successfully secured $2 million of funding in California’s 2022-2023 budget for the City of Gardena.