Caucus News

ELECTION NIGHT VICTORIES EXPAND CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS NUMBERS BY ONE

November 7, 2012

Sacramento, CA – African American election night victories in races for the California State Assembly resulted in a net gain of one and increased the California Legislative Black Caucus to nine members.

The Caucus has never had more than nine members since its founding in 1967, and is particularly proud of the election of representatives in districts where African Americans are not in the majority.

THE LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS MOURNS THE LOSS OF MERVYN M. DYMALLY

October 8, 2012

Los Angeles – The California Legislative Black Caucus mourns the loss of a powerful champion with the death of the legendary Mervyn M. Dymally, who died Sunday in Los Angeles at age 86.  

“I know I speak for all African American legislators, who have walked through the doors opened by this trailblazing public servant and pioneering legislator,” said Senator Curren Price, Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus.

SENATOR PRICE, CHAIR OF BLACK CAUCUS, CONGRATULATES GABBY DOUGLAS ON SPECTACULAR GOLD MEDAL WINS AT THE SUMMER OLYMPICS

August 10, 2012

Sacramento, CA - Senator Curren D. Price, Jr., (D-Los Angeles), Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, congratulated Gabby Douglas on her Gold Medal winning performances at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

“Gabby personifies the talent and the determination it takes to become a winner,” he said. “With poise, confidence and a steely resolve that belies her years, Gabby vanquished her gymnastic competitors and brought home the “Gold.’

BLACK CAUCUS CHAIR, SENATOR CURREN PRICE, CALLS FOR AN END TO VOTER SUPPRESSION ON THE 47TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT

August 7, 2012

Sacramento, CA – On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the landmark Voting Rights Act into law outlawing discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans in the U.S.

The Voting Rights Act prohibits states from imposing any "voting qualification or prerequisite to voting, or standard, practice, or procedure ... to deny or abridge the right of any citizen of the United States to vote on account of race or color."

TRI CAUCUS HOLDS BRIEFING ON STATUS OF FOUNDATION COALITION AGREEMENT

July 9, 2012

Los Angeles, CA –Representatives from major California foundations will discuss progress made in awarding grants to minority non-profit organizations, since reaching a 2007 agreement with the Legislative Tri-Caucuses, in an informational briefing at USC on Friday, July 13, 2012.

Senator Price, chair of the Black Caucus, who was involved in the initial conversations in 2007 to expand charitable giving, convened the briefing to bring together stakeholders and shed light on what has changed since 2007.

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS HOSTS HOMEOWNER BILL OF RIGHTS TOWN HALL

June 20, 2012

Attorney General Kamala Harris is scheduled to speak about the provisions in her Homeowner Bill of Rights  and the state’s efforts to protect homeowners at a Town Hall sponsored by the California Legislative Black Caucus on Thursday,  June 21, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the California Science Center, Wallis Annenberg Building (Muses Room),700 State Drive, LA.

The mortgage crisis has resulted in the largest loss of Black wealth in history due to foreclo¬sures and the loss of home values for Blacks, according to a report released by The Center for Responsible Lending. 

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS HOSTS CALIFORNIA HOMEOWNER BILL OF RIGHTS TOWN HALL

June 12, 2012

What: Town Hall to provide Information on what California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and the CLBC are doing to protect our state’s homeowners

When: Thursday, June 21, 2012 • 6 pm

Where: California Science Center
Wallis Annenberg Building (Muses Room)
700 State Drive, Los Angeles

Learn what California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and the California Legislative Black Caucus are doing to protect our state’s homeowners.

Call for Applications for Legislative Black Caucus 2012 Summer Youth Leadership Program

April 17, 2012

Sacramento - The California Legislative Black Caucus has issued a call for applications for its annual African American Leaders for Tomorrow Program (AALTP).

The weeklong residential summer program will be held at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS), from July 21–28, 2012.

Fifty (50) students will be selected for participation in the program to receive leadership training and attend workshops on topics including financial literacy, effective leadership, college preparation and the importance of community advocacy.

California legislators stand together to seek justice for Trayvon Martin

March 29, 2012

Black, Latin and Asian caucus members don ‘hoodies’ in solidarity with slain teen’s family

BLACK CAUCUS ISSUES STATEMENT ON TRAYVON MARTIN MURDER

March 27, 2012

Family deserves justice after teen slain by self-appointed ‘crimestopper’

SACRAMENTO -- The California Legislative Black Caucus today expressed their sadness and frustration with the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, the lack of an arrest in his murder and various recent comments placing blame on the victim or his choice of clothing. Senator Curren D. Price, Jr., Chairman of the Black Caucus stated:

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