Assemblymember Shirley Weber, on behalf of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC), addressed the State Board of Education (SBE) on Thursday, January 16, 2014 on the revised regulations for the implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).
SACRAMENTO – December 5, 2013 – The members of the California Legislative Black Caucus today expressed their deep felt sorrow at the passing of Nelson Mandela. He was not only a great hero to the people of South Africa but to the world. He will remain a symbol of how much can be accomplished by personal sacrifice, perseverance and compassion.
SACRAMENTO – December 5, 2013 – The members of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) are calling on campus officials at institutions of higher education across the State of California to address the continued low rate of enrollment at both the CSU and UC systems by African American students, as well as their having the lowest completion rates in all three public higher education systems as identified by the report released today by College Campaign.
Senator Holly Mitchell, Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC), addressed the California School Board of Education (SBE) on Thursday, November 7, 2013 about their proposed regulations for the implementation of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).
Her testimony indicated that the CLBC was concerned about the direction the proposal was taking and that so far these draft regulations seemed disingenuous to the spirit of the law and the sentiment of Members when they casted a vote in support of LCFF.
On August 28, 1963, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream Speech” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Organized by a coalition of civil rights activist, labor, and religious organizations, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was attended by about 250,000 supporters. In addition to a means to demonstrate support for civil rights legislation proposed by then President John F.
SACRAMENTO – June 28, 2013 – The nine-member California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) is seeking promising California African American high school students for their annual CLBC African American Leaders for Tomorrow (AALT) program on Wednesday, July 24 to Saturday, July 27, 2013 at California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, California.
‘Scholars’ receive a $2,500 financial assistance scholarship and a HP laptop computer.
SACRAMENTO – June 27, 2013 – The nine-member California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today named its CLBC California Scholars, Class of 2013, a 25-member group of deserving high school and college students striving to achieve their post-secondary educational goals.
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.
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.