Caucus News

The California Legislative Black Caucus Calls Out the Charlottesville Event for What It Is, Pure Racism

August 15, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Over the weekend, three people were killed and at least 34 were injured in a hate rally of several hundred right-wing extremists on the campus of the University of Virginia. The stated intention of this white nationalist rally was to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, general of the Confederate Army, yet it was fueled by white supremacy ideology.

Gipson Gives Thumbs Up to Appointment of Los Angeles County Judge to Judicial Council

August 10, 2017

Carson, CA --- Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, Chairman of the Assembly Democratic Caucus and member of the Legislative Black Caucus, released the following statement in support of the appointment of Los Angeles County Assistant Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile as the newest member of the Judicial Council, effective September 15, 2017. 

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.