Press Releases

September 28, 2020

SACRAMENTO ­– Today Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 1157, authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena). This bill requires landlords managing medium- to large, subsidized, multi-family housing units in California to offer their tenants the option of having their rental payments reported to a major credit bureau.

September 22, 2020

SACRAMENTO ­– Yesterday, the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) announced the inaugural award of nearly $1 million in CalMoneySmart grants to 12 nonprofit organizations throughout California. The $4 million CalMoneySmart grant program was created by SB 455 (Chapter 478, Statutes of 2019), authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena). This bill established the California Financial Empowerment Fund (FEF) to provide low- and moderate-income Californians with greater access to financial tools and education they can use to improve their financial well-being.

September 09, 2020

SACRAMENTO ­– Today, September 9th, the Governor signed Senate Bill 1447 into law. This bill, authored jointly by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas), and Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona), expands California’s assistance programs for small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic by establishing a new $100 million small businesses hiring tax credit program.

September 03, 2020

SACRAMENTO ­– Last night, Senate Bill 731, also known as the Kenneth Ross Jr. Police Decertification Act of 2020, failed passage on the Assembly Floor. The bill was not brought up for a vote due to the legislative deadline imposed by the California State Constitution. This bill, authored by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), would have increased accountability for law enforcement officers that commit serious misconduct and illegally violate a person’s civil rights.

August 19, 2020

SACRAMENTO ­– Yesterday, Governor Newsom signed AB 1460 – California State University Ethnic Studies, authored by Assemblymember Dr. Weber (D- San Diego) and sponsored by the California Faculty Association (CFA), which requires undergraduates to complete a minimum of one three-unit course in Ethnic Studies to graduate, effective beginning with students graduating in the 2024–25 academic year.

July 27, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Key working groups from both houses of the California State Legislature are prioritizing economic recovery in the final weeks of session and have developed a joint $100 billion stimulus plan, building upon the successful collaboration that led to a balanced state budget addressing the $54 billion deficit.

July 20, 2020

COMPTON, CA – Last week, Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture, hosted a Food Giveaway and distributed thousands of pounds of fresh food to the community.

July 01, 2020

SACRAMENTO ­– Today, Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) introduced two measures aimed at enacting significant police reform in the state of California: SB 731 and SB 203.

May 07, 2020

GARDENA, CA –Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) played an instrumental role in securing a donation of $25,000 to the Gardena Carson Family YMCA through a grant from the crisis Response Community Relief Project of Phillips 66.

The grant will support the YMCA’s following COVID-19 relief efforts: Farm Fresh Produce to low-income families and seniors, Grab-and-Go Food Programs, Blood Drive, Essential Supplies to low-income residents and Child Care for first responders.

May 05, 2020

INGLEWOOD – Today, Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) released the following statement regarding the finalization of the Clippers organization completing the $400 million purchase of The Forum from Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corporation (MSG).