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.
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.
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.
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.’
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."
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.