April 21, 2022

By Devyn Bakewell

Assistant Managing Editor


Reggie Jones-Sawyer knows what it’s like to face inequality and injustice because he’s been there. As a child, his family shared a home with four other families.

This experience forced Jones-Sawyer to understand the critical need for social and economic justice at an early age. Ultimately, leading him to dedicate his career to uplifting working families.

While serving as Vice President of Service Employees International Union (SEIC) Local 721, he found ways to secure better wages for working people, including janitors, nurses, and social workers. He also sought healthcare for all, along with equal pay, retirement benefits, and worker’s rights.

During his time in State Legislature, Jones-Sawyer advocated forward-thinking policies that put working families first. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he worked endlessly to help his community, securing personal protective equipment for first responders and other workers at the frontline of the virus. He distributed critical resources to struggling working families and fought to provide financial support to families impacted by the virus to make sure they could keep roofs over their head and food on their tables.


In his re-election, Reggie Jones-Sawyer will continue to fight for affordable housing, equal pay, protective equipment for frontline workers, as well as a criminal system that caters to everyone not just the wealthy elite. He is a man for the people, and proves this through his dedication and hard work for the community.

Category: Community