Caucus News

The CLBC Celebrates the Anniversary of the Desegregation of the Armed Forces which Brought Blacks into the Middle Class

July 17, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – Today, the California State Legislature passed resolutions, backed by the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC), to recognize July 26, 2017 as the 69th Anniversary of the Executive Order to desegregate the Armed Forces in America. The measures also celebrate the tireless work of A.

CLBC Backed Legislation Will Help Minority Owned Businesses Obtain Contracts for Transportation Projects

July 6, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – Today, the California State Legislature passed legislation, SB 103, championed by the California Legislative Black Caucus that will increase procurement opportunities from the California Department of Transportation for minority owned small business enterprises.

Silicon Valley Leaders Meet with California Legislators and Renew Commitment to Diversity

June 14, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – In a meeting with California State Legislators, technology industry leaders vowed to renew their commitment to find diverse technical talent at all levels, from company boards to specialized technical roles. Legislators representing the California Legislative Black Caucus, California Latino Legislative Caucus, California Legislative Women’s Caucus, and the California Asian Pacific Islander Caucus met with the decision-making executives to discuss current diversity efforts in the Silicon Valley.

California Legislators to Meet with Tech Giants to Increase Diversity

June 8, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – The California Legislative Black Caucus, California Latino Legislative Caucus, California Legislative Women’s Caucus, and California Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, have expressed strong concern over the technology industry’s lack of diversity in their board, management, and technical roles. Although a few companies have made attempts to address the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley, the efforts currently put forth in the industry leave much to be desired.

California Legislative Black Caucus Hires Johanna Williams as Consultant

May 24, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) announced Johanna Williams as their new consultant. Williams, who most recently worked for Speaker Anthony Rendon as a legislative consultant, brings over 20 years of legislative and government experience to the job.

“We are thrilled to have Johanna Williams working for the California Legislative Black Caucus,” said CLBC Chair Chris Holden. “Johanna brings a wide range of skills and high level of expertise to the job that will make a big impact for the CLBC.”

The California Legislative Black Caucus Announces Legislative and Budgetary Priorities for 2017

April 25, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) announced their 2017 legislative and budgetary priorities for the 2017 legislation session to pursue Social, Economic, and Educational Justice.

“The California Legislative Black Caucus looks forward to working with our colleagues in the legislature and Governor Brown to further Californian’s leadership role on a number of issues that affect all Californians but particularly the Black Community,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden.

The California Legislative Black Caucus Announces Legislative and Budgetary Priorities for 2017

April 25, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) announced their 2017 legislative and budgetary priorities for the 2017 legislation session to pursue Social, Economic, and Educational Justice.

“The California Legislative Black Caucus looks forward to working with our colleagues in the legislature and Governor Brown to further Californian’s leadership role on a number of issues that affect all Californians but particularly the Black Community,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden.

California State Assembly Passes Resolution Commemorating Legacy of Jackie Robinson

April 6, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – The California Legislative Black Caucus Chair, Chris Holden introduced

ACR 42, a resolution recognizing the 70th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in a major professional sport.  Robinson, a Pasadena native, made baseball history when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in April, 1947.