Sacramento-The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) is dismayed by the decision of the Kentucky grand jury’s decision to limit indictments in the Breonna Taylor case to former officer Brett Hankison on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. Two other officers involved in Taylor’s death escaped prosecution. As Hankinson’s charges stem from his firing into neighboring apartments, this indictment neither acknowledges nor vindicates Breonna Taylor’s death and reflects a legal system that shields officers from real accountability.
Sacramento – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) issues a legislative update following the last day of the 2019-2020 session. Members of the CLBC successfully authored dozens of bills.
The list below is the endorsed legislation headed to the Governor’s desk:
- SB 203 Bradford would require youth under the age of 18 to consult with legal counsel before waiving their constitutional rights and before police begin interrogating.
1978-1994 | California State Assembly
Sacramento-It is with heavy hearts that the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) Members bid farewell to our former Chair and colleague, the Honorable Gwen Moore, who passed away today. Gwen Moore was born on October 28, 1940, in Los Angeles, California where she earned her BA and MA in Public Administration. She was a community college professor and a former elected member of the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees before her distinguished career as a member of the California State Assembly for 16-years.
Capitol Dome to be Lit Up in Red, Black and Green on Friday, June 19
Sacramento – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) had sobering words for Californians during its press conference today in Sacramento. They convened the event in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers.
Black Caucus Statement on Minnesota’s Swift Actions in Death of George Floyd
The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) issued the following statement in response to the incident involving a Rancho Cordova police officer:
Black Caucus and Governor Newsom Hold Talks on Impact of COVID on Communities of Color
Sacramento – Members of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) held a conference call today with Governor Gavin Newsom to discuss a range of issues related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Black Community.
Pasadena, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden and Dr. Larry Moore, President of the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons held a presentation at Wilson Middle School to raise awareness of the opioid epidemic.
“Most people don’t realize how young adults, even at age 12, can be vulnerable to opioid abuse,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “We are lucky to have someone like Dr. Larry Moore speak directly with students and education leaders in the 41st Assembly District about the role prescription pain medication plays in the opioid epidemic that is devastating communities.”