Press Releases

January 27, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) issued the following statement upon the joint announcement by the Senate President pro Tempore, Assembly Speaker, and Governor of an agreement to extend provisions of AB 3088 (Chiu/Bradford/Caballero/Limón; Statutes of 2020, Chapter 37) and to appropriate federal rental assistance funding:

January 08, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) released the following statement in response to Governor Newsom’s Budget Proposal for 2021-2022.

“Governor Newsom’s 2021-2022 budget proposal reflects what we are all hoping, that things are getting back on track and in a better way. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate California, but thanks to the swift actions taken last year by the Legislature and the Governor, we are in a strong position to combat this crisis and rebuild our economy. I am pleased to see the Governor’s budget include investments in equity, which are critical to not only to lead our state out of the pandemic, but to come away where every Californian is stronger. We do not want to go back to where we were, we want a more just economy moving forward. 

January 06, 2021

SACRAMENTO - Yesterday, the Kenosha District Attorney's Office announced their decision not to press criminal charges in the unarmed shooting of Jacob Blake, which occurred last summer in Wisconsin, three months after the murder of George Floyd. Blake's shooting resulted in several days of civil and violent unrest in the city, most notably 18-year old Kyle Rittenhouse, arrested and charged with shooting three people with an assault rifle, killing two of them.

January 04, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) has been elected as Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC). The Caucus has had over a 50-year legacy of advocating for transformative legislation on behalf of African Americans and other marginalized people in California. Senator Bradford was elected to the legislature in 2009 making him the longest serving member of the Caucus and currently the only black senator in the state senate. He also serves as Chair of the Senate Committee on Public Safety and Chair of the Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color.

December 16, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) was appointed Chair of the Senate Committee on Public Safety. The Public Safety Committee holds jurisdiction over all legislation that relates to criminal procedure, the penal code of California, and the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

December 09, 2020

SACRAMENTO ­– Yesterday, The Utility Reform Network, known as TURN, awarded Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) their Ratepayer Protection Champion Award. Senator Bradford was recognized at the organization’s annual Legislative Consumer Champions Reception.

December 07, 2020

SACRAMENTO ­– Today, Senator Bradford (D-Gardena) and Senate President pro Tempore Atkins (D-San Diego) introduced Senate Bill 2 to increase accountability for law enforcement officers that commit serious misconduct and illegally violate a person’s civil rights.

December 04, 2020

SACRAMENTO ­– Yesterday, Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) issued this statement in response to Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ formal request for U.S. Attorney General Barr to investigate the killing of 18-year-old Andres Guardado by a sheriff’s deputy near Gardena as a civil rights violation.

October 01, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed the two remaining bills on his desk by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), closing the book on a successful legislative year in which all of Senator Bradford’s bills sent to the Governor were signed into law.