Caucus News

CLBC CONDEMNS THE COMMENTS MADE BY JUSTICE SCALIA AND CALLS FOR HIS RECUSAL

December 10, 2015

SACRAMENTO – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) in a statement today condemned the comments made by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (Fisher II) U.S. Supreme Court case and has called for his recusal:

CLBC Selects 40 High School and College Students Statewide for Highly Competitive ‘CLBC California Scholars’ Program

July 22, 2015

‘Scholars’ receive a $2,500 financial assistance scholarship and a HP laptop computer.

SACRAMENTO – The twelve-member California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today named its CLBC California Scholars for 2015, which comprised of a group of 40 deserving high school and college students determined to achieve their post-secondary educational goals.

CLBC STATEMENT ON SB 277

June 18, 2015

As state policymakers, we have an obligation to review all legislative policies for the best interest of ALL Californians.

Furthermore, as members of the California Legislative Black Caucus, we support, sponsor and advocate on behalf of state policies that strengthen and educate the African-American community in the following areas: Education, Black Enterprise, Public Safety and especially Health.

CLBC MOURNS WITH THE CITY OF CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

June 18, 2015

 

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) mourns today with the people of Charleston, South Carolina over the senseless murder of the nine (9) members of the Emmanuel African American Episcopal, who were tragically shot down during prayer service. 

California Tri-Caucus Leaders Respond to Supreme Court Case Reconsidering “One-person, One-Vote”

May 29, 2015

SACRAMENTO – In response to the upcoming United States Supreme Court consideration to redefine the “one-person, one-vote” principle, brought on by conservative activists in Texas, the respective Caucuses of the California State Legislature have issued the following statements:

THE CLBC CALLS FOR THE END OF RIOTING IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

April 28, 2015

Sacramento, CA - The California Legislative Black Caucus calls for the end of rioting and destruction in Baltimore, Maryland.  This type of unnecessary violence and deliberate destruction of property will not solve anything except to further worsen the relationship between law enforcement and communities.

LORETTA E. LYNCH FINALLY SWORN IN TODAY AFTER HIGHLY POLITICIZED FIVE-MONTH BATTLE

April 27, 2015

Sacramento, CA – After a five-month battle that neared record breaking proportions, Loretta E. Lynch was finally sworn in today as the 83rd Attorney General and the first African American woman to serve in this role. The CLBC echoes the sentiments of Vice President Biden, who stated: “It is about time…”  

CLBC Applauds the District Attorney of North Charleston, South Carolina for Moving Swiftly to Press Murder Charges Against Officer Michael T. Slager

April 9, 2015

Sacramento, CA - The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) applauds the District Attorney and the police department of North Charleston, South Carolina for moving swiftly to press murder  charges against Officer Michael T. Slager. On Saturday April 4, Officer Slager was caught on a cell phone camera shooting Walter Scott, an unarmed African American man eight times in the back. Mr. Scott died shortly after being wounded.

CLBC CALLS FOR PEACEFUL PROTESTS AFTER THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FERGUSON GRAND JURY DECISION

November 25, 2014

Sacramento, CA - The California Legislative Black Caucus calls for peaceful protests after an unusual nighttime announcement of the Ferguson Grand Jury decision not to indict Officer Wilson for fatally shooting unarmed teenager, Michael Brown.

“Let us channel our feelings in a positive manner to bring about change in a meaningful and peaceful way so that the life of this young man was not in vain,” states Senator Holly Mitchell, Chair of the CLBC.

CLBC APPLAUDS GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN’S SELECTION OF AN AFRICAN AMERICAN FOR THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT

November 24, 2014

Last African American Appointed to the California Supreme Court was in 1996.

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Jerry Brown announced Leondra R. Kruger as his choice for associate justice of the California Supreme Court. This marks the second African American woman and the fourth African American to be appointed to the California Supreme Court since 1996.

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