Sacramento - The CLBC Vice-Chair Senator Bradford (D Gardena) addresses his colleagues in the Senate Chambers about the importance of Juneteenth, and why June 19, 1865, was so incredible. Senator Bradford shares what it means and has meant to be freed African-Americans, and invites his fellow lawmakers to remember this special day in history.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus, led a special ceremony on the Assembly floor to mark February 2018 as Black History Month. Assemblymember Holden urged all citizens to join in celebrating the accomplishments of African Americans and noted this year’s Black History Month theme is African-Americans during a time of war.
(Sacramento) – Ten years after the publication of the State of Black California report the California Legislative Black Caucus hosted an all day informational briefing to discuss what progress has been made. Among the topics discussed: healthcare, education and economics. Watch the entire CLBC State of Black California: Ten Years Later briefing in this Assembly Access video.
CLBC Caucus Vice Chair, Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D – San Diego) led a special ceremony in the State Assembly to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a holiday in California. In her floor speech, Weber said by celebrating Dr. King’s life she hopes others will see something in themselves that pushes them to rise up. “The beauty of the Martin Luther King celebration day is that it once again reminds us that one person, standing for right, can truly change the world,” Weber said. Watch her full remarks in this Assembly Access video.
The CLBC Gala that took place on 08/26/17.
When the State Legislature returned from its summer recess Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, and the State Assembly passed House Resolution 51 condemning the actions of white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia. “Now is the time to speak up. Now is the time to take action,” Assemblymember Holden told his colleagues.