Press Releases

SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, Senator Sydney K. Kamlager (D - Los Angeles) introduced her legislative package for this 2022 legislative session. The robust package centers on economic justice in the fight for autonomy and safety. 

SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, Senate Pro Tem Toni G. Atkins designated Senator Kamlager as Chair of the Budget Subcommittee #4 on State Administration and General Government. The designation comes as part of announced changes to the Senate’s committee membership assignments and updates to the Senate’s Presiding Officer roster.

Statement from Senator Sydney K. Kamlager (D-Los Angeles):

SACRAMENTO, CA — Nearing close to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Senator Kamlager released the following statement around the rise of antisemitic violence in L.A. County and nationally: 

Statement from Senator Kamlager:

“The act of terrorism that occurred at a Jewish synagogue in Texas, and the spread of antisemitic flyers within Santa Monica schools, is emblematic of the antisemitism that is still alive in our nation and our state. So, know this: antisemitism will absolutely not be tolerated. 

SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, Governor Newsom announced his 2022-23 Budget Proposal, with notable investments into health care, housing, and the climate crisis, among others.

Statement from Senator Kamlager around the Governor’s Budget: 

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Sydney K. Kamlager issued the following statement on conviction of the three men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery:

"While a step in the right direction, the conviction of Ahmaud Arbery's murderers was made possible because of a video viewed by millions. It seems like justice only comes for Black, Brown, or immigrant bodies when exposure goes viral. Where is the faith in our right to freely exist?

SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, Senator Sydney Kamlager’s legislation, AB 369: The Street Medicine Act, was vetoed by Governor Gavin Newsom. 

SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, two key bills of Senator Sydney Kamlager’s criminal justice legislation, AB 333: Gang Enhancements and AB 124: Justice for Survivors were signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. 

SACRAMENTO, CA — Today,  Senator Sydney Kamlager’s legislation, AB 962: Reusable Beverage Bottles, was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. Now, rather than bottles being crushed for recycling, the bottles can be preserved to be washed and refilled by beverage producers --  simultaneously creating jobs and reducing waste.

SACRAMENTO, CA — A robust coalition of health care and housing organizations, as well as city and county electeds, have come together to voice their support of AB 369: The Street Medicine Act, authored by Senator Kamlager (D - 30). AB 369, having sailed through the Legislature and received nearly unanimous support recently in the Assembly and Senate, is now awaiting the Governor’s signature.