California Legislators to Meet with Tech Giants to Increase Diversity

June 8, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – The California Legislative Black Caucus, California Latino Legislative Caucus, California Legislative Women’s Caucus, and California Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, have expressed strong concern over the technology industry’s lack of diversity in their board, management, and technical roles. Although a few companies have made attempts to address the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley, the efforts currently put forth in the industry leave much to be desired.

Silicon Valley Leaders Meet with California Legislators and Renew Commitment to Diversity

June 14, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – In a meeting with California State Legislators, technology industry leaders vowed to renew their commitment to find diverse technical talent at all levels, from company boards to specialized technical roles. Legislators representing the California Legislative Black Caucus, California Latino Legislative Caucus, California Legislative Women’s Caucus, and the California Asian Pacific Islander Caucus met with the decision-making executives to discuss current diversity efforts in the Silicon Valley.

California Legislative Black Caucus Hires Johanna Williams as Consultant

May 24, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) announced Johanna Williams as their new consultant. Williams, who most recently worked for Speaker Anthony Rendon as a legislative consultant, brings over 20 years of legislative and government experience to the job.

“We are thrilled to have Johanna Williams working for the California Legislative Black Caucus,” said CLBC Chair Chris Holden. “Johanna brings a wide range of skills and high level of expertise to the job that will make a big impact for the CLBC.”

African American Leaders for Tomorrow

The African-American Leaders for Tomorrow (AALT) Program is a four-day long residential summer program that is held on the campus of California State University Dominquez Hills (CSUDH). AALT seeks to identify and help prepare the next generation to become community, business, governmental and non-profit organizational leaders in the African American community. This program will increase the pool of leaders to address pressing issues of education, poverty, crime, health and high mortality rates in the lower socioeconomic communities. Ninety students are hand selected to receive leadership training and attend workshops on topics such as college experience, career development, and civic engagement. Students will be housed on the campus of CSUDH. Meals, program materials, as well as transportation during the conference will be provided at no cost to the participants. For students living outside of Los Angeles County, transportation to the conference will also be provided.

Additional Information is available here.

For more information, please contact:

Jannell Jackson at jannell.jackson@asm.ca.gov or call (619) 531-7913
 

 

Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 8:00am

The California Legislative Black Caucus Announces Legislative and Budgetary Priorities for 2017

April 25, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) announced their 2017 legislative and budgetary priorities for the 2017 legislation session to pursue Social, Economic, and Educational Justice.

“The California Legislative Black Caucus looks forward to working with our colleagues in the legislature and Governor Brown to further Californian’s leadership role on a number of issues that affect all Californians but particularly the Black Community,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden.

The California Legislative Black Caucus Announces Legislative and Budgetary Priorities for 2017

April 25, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) announced their 2017 legislative and budgetary priorities for the 2017 legislation session to pursue Social, Economic, and Educational Justice.

“The California Legislative Black Caucus looks forward to working with our colleagues in the legislature and Governor Brown to further Californian’s leadership role on a number of issues that affect all Californians but particularly the Black Community,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden.

California State Assembly Passes Resolution Commemorating Legacy of Jackie Robinson

April 6, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – The California Legislative Black Caucus Chair, Chris Holden introduced

ACR 42, a resolution recognizing the 70th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in a major professional sport.  Robinson, a Pasadena native, made baseball history when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in April, 1947.