Caucus News

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.

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.

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.