Caucus News

THE CLBC INVITES YOU TO THE LEGACY CONTINUES: COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE MLK, JR. LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST

January 12, 2017

What: The CLBC’s annual Martin Luther King Breakfast to honor the legacy of Dr. King and our relentless commitment to community service in the black community.

Who: Members of the Legislature, Lobbyists, Staff and members of the public are all welcome. To ensure your spot at this complimentary breakfast you must RSVP @ http://blackcaucus.legislature.ca.gov/ 

The honorees are as follows:

Successful Turnout for California Legislative Black Caucus Annual MLK, Jr. Leadership Breakfast

January 12, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – Over 250 people attended the annual California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast The Legacy Continues: Committed to Excellence in Community Service, to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King, and recognize individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to work for the betterment of African Americans and others throughout California.

Successful Turnout for California Legislative Black Caucus Annual MLK, Jr. Leadership Breakfast

January 12, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – Over 250 people attended the annual California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast The Legacy Continues: Committed to Excellence in Community Service, to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King, and recognize individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to work for the betterment of African Americans and others throughout California.

Successful Turnout for California Legislative Black Caucus Annual MLK, Jr. Leadership Breakfast

January 12, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – Over 250 people attended the annual California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast The Legacy Continues: Committed to Excellence in Community Service, to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King, and recognize individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to work for the betterment of African Americans and others throughout California.

California Legislative Black Caucus Releases Statement Following Shooting Deaths Across Nation

July 8, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay), Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today released the following statement following the recent officer involved shooting deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Philando Castile in St. Paul, Minnesota and the five Dallas law enforcement officers who were killed and seven officers injured in the line of duty.

California Legislative Black Caucus Releases 2016-17 State Budget Priorities

May 10, 2016

The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today announced their 2016-17 budget priorities with a clear emphasis on issues that will provide the most direct positive impact on the lives of African Americans throughout California. The CLBC’s budget priorities range from new investments in education and infrastructure to workforce development and environmental justice.

CLBC supports minimum wage increase

March 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today announced its support for SB 3 (Leno), landmark legislation that would increase California’s minimum wage to fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour by 2022.  In announcing the CLBC’s support, Caucus Chairman, Senator Isadore Hall, III released the following statement:

CLBC CALLS FOR GREATER DIVERSITY WITHIN THE FILM INDUSTRY AND NOT JUST THE OSCARS

January 18, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) in a statement today called for greater diversity within the entire film industry, which will help to eliminate the disparity in the Oscars:

“Last year the Legislature gave the film industry millions of dollars in tax credits to ensure that they stay in California. Therefore, it should be expected that this industry reflects the diversity of our State at all levels,” stated Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer, Sr., Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus.

CLBC Urges the Governor to Improve Educational and Health Outcomes Through the 2016 Budget Act.

January 8, 2016

Sacramento - The California Legislative Black Caucus is eager to work with the Governor to prioritize investments in our health care infrastructure, including the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and the Martin Luther King Hospital's master site plan, and improving service delivery funding for the AIDS/HIV prevention. 

The California Legislative Black Caucus will also work with the administration to create an African American Advisory Committee to the State Board of Education to augment the Board's service to our students.

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:

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