Caucus News

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

June 13, 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’s Endorsed Bills Proceed to the Next House

June 5, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – Fifteen measures endorsed by the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) are making their way to the next house. These bills represent the commitment from the Caucus to advance Black Californians through social, economic, and educational justice.

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.  

California Black Leaders Speak out Against Trump’s Policies

March 23, 2017

California Legislative Black Caucus Announces June 9th Deadline for Scholarship Application

March 15, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – Sacramento - The California Legislative Black Caucus announced June 9th as the deadline to receive applications for their annual CLBC scholarship.  
 
The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) Scholarship Program was established to assist deserving students by offering financial assistance to help meet educational expenses. Scholarship Candidates must be full-time students in good academic standing at an accredited college or university. 
 

California Legislative Black Caucus Applauds Selection of Dr. Gary May as next UC Davis Chancellor

February 23, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – The University Of California Board Of Regents announced Georgia Tech Engineering Dean, Dr. Gary S. May, as the next University of California, Davis Chancellor. Dr. May will be UC Davis’ first African-American Chancellor.

“The California Legislative Black Caucus applauds President Napolitano’s decision to select Dr. Gary May as the next Chancellor for UC Davis,” said California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) Chair, Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Dr. May is a proven leader who has fought tirelessly for equal access to education and opportunity.”

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