Caucus News

CLBC blasts U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down Section 4 protections of nation’s landmark Voting Rights Act

June 25, 2013

SACRAMENTO – June 25, 2013 – The nine-member California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today harshly criticized the United States Supreme Court for its decision to strike down Section 4 of the historic Voting Rights Act on 1965.

CLBC Chair and Assembly member Holly J. Mitchell said, “Today, the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have declared with their ruling on Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act that state practices that could serve to deny minority citizens their lawful right to vote do not need to be scrutinized in advance of their implementation.

Weber’s Early Care and Education Resolution Advances

May 10, 2013

ACR 45 Moves to the Assembly Floor ----Press Conference Announced 

SACRAMENTO, CA- Assembly Member Shirley N. Weber’s (D-San Diego) ACR 45 passed the Assembly Education Committee on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 with a 7-0 unanimous vote.

CLBC pushes ‘Agenda 2020’ to boost education, business and job opportunities for state’s African American residents

May 6, 2013

California Legislative Black Caucus launches new website to tout its policy agenda and progress initiatives.

SACRAMENTO – The nine-member California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today announced it has launched CLBC Agenda 2020, an ambitious multi-year effort built around two primary policy initiatives: education and black enterprise.

LA Times: Legislature's black caucus objects to parts of USC-Coliseum deal

January 9, 2013

All nine members of the Legislature's black caucus are urging state officials to scrap parts of a deal that would allow USC to run the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Holly Mitchell to Chair Legislative Black Caucus

November 30, 2012

Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-Culver City), in only her second term in public office, has been elected Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) by Caucus members for the 2013-2014 session. The Caucus, which addresses policy and budgetary issues affecting black Californians, consists of the nine African American members of the state’s Legislature, including two Senators and seven members of the Assembly. Mitchell served as Caucus secretary in her first two-year term.

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.

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