Caucus News

CLBC Welcomes Debbie Lumpkin as New Deputy Inspector General for Diversity and Business Development

May 18, 2018

Sacramento – Wednesday evening the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC), along with Governor Jerry Brown, welcomed Debbie Lumpkin of Los Angeles, as Deputy Inspector General for Diversity and Small Business Development in the Office of Audits and Investigations, at the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The Office of Audits and Investigation is responsible for services that assist management in accomplishing Caltrans’ objectives, setting priorities, and improving accountability to diverse community groups.

CA Legislative Black Caucus Responds to Stephon Clark: Demands Answers and Protection of All Citizens

March 29, 2018

Sacramento – California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) takes pride in advocating for Black Californians and recognizes the gravity of this responsibility. Therefore, it is imperative that we address the atrocity that happened in our very own city, Sacramento. It is disheartening that despite training, we see the same story replaying with different victims – unarmed people stripped from their children, wives, parents, and friends.

CA Legislative Black Caucus Unveils 2018 Priority Legislation

March 15, 2018

Sacramento – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) proudly announce its CLBC 2018 legislative and budget priorities.

“The needs, desires, and priorities of Black Californians are reflected in the legislation the Caucus is leading this year,” said CLBC Chair, Chris Holden (AD 41). “The CLBC is proclaiming victories in education, economic advancement, and overall quality of life. I am committed to the Caucus’ objectives of social, economic, and educational justice.”

State of Black California: 10 Years Later - We Still Have Work to Do

March 1, 2018

Sacramento – Yesterday, the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) hosted an informational briefing on The State of California - 10 Years Later an update from former Speaker and CLBC Vice-Chair Congresswoman Karen Bass, who commissioned the report in 2008. CLBC members gathered to start the morning with reporters across the state answering questions on the subjects presented at today’s hearing.  Topics included healthcare, education, voter engagement, and economics.

The CLBC Members Celebrate Black History Month at First AME Church

February 15, 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018, First AME Church hosted the 2018 city of Los Angeles African American Heritage Month Worship Service to kick off Black History Month in the city of Los Angeles.  Mayor Eric Garcetti kicked off the day’s event paying tribute to those Black leaders who laid the ground work for not only First AME Church but all of Los Angeles.  “It is such a privilege to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Mayor Tom Bradley, who paved the way for so many historic moments that we enjoy today here in Los Angeles,” stated Mayor Garcetti.

California Legislative Black Caucus Selects Assemblymember Mike Gipson as the New Secretary/Treasurer

January 31, 2018

Sacramento, CA – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) has selected Assemblymember Mike Gipson (AD-64) as the new Secretary/Treasurer. The position has been vacant since Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (AD-54) resigned from the Legislature due to health concerns.

California Legislative Black Caucus Responds to Trumps "Shithole Countries" comment

January 12, 2018

Sacramento, CA – On Thursday January 11th, during a discussion about protecting immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, and African countries, President Trump referred to those countries as "shithole countries." The California Legislative Black Caucus, chaired by Assemblymember Chris Holden, released the following statement:

 

Donna Brazile Delivers Keynote at California Legislative Black Caucus MLK Day Celebration

January 11, 2018

Sacramento, CA –The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) celebrated its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day breakfast “Black Voices: Reclaiming Our Influence” in Sacramento. The commemorative event featured veteran Democratic Political Strategist Donna Brazile as the Keynote Speaker, with additional remarks from CLBC Chair Chris Holden, Senate pro Tempore Kevin de Leon, and members of the CLBC.