Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. (D-San Diego) assumed the chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today. The CLBC, which addresses policy and budgetary issues affecting black Californians, consists of ten African American members of the Legislature, including two Senators and eight Assemblymembers.
Governor Brown Signs Legislation Supporting Black Californians
Sacramento – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC), led by Chairman, Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), celebrated their successes in priority and endorsed legislation over the 2017-18 legislative session.
Sacramento, CA – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Shirley N. Weber (AD 79) as the incoming Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus. Assemblymember Weber has been a champion for education and civil rights. This year, Dr. Weber authored two Caucus priority bills Assembly Bill 2635 regarding properly funding underperforming students, and Assembly Bill 931 which seeks to improve public safety through changing law enforcement’s use of force policies.
Sacramento, CA – Allegations against members of the California Legislature for sexual and violent threats should be taken seriously and addressed promptly. The Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, Chris Holden, is calling for a full investigation into Senator Joel Anderson for his alleged threatening remarks towards Stephanie Roberson, a highly respected lobbyist for the California Nurses Association. The Caucus strongly encourages the appropriate disciplinary action be taken swiftly.
Sacramento—Assemblymember Rob Bonta, Chair of the California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus; Senator Ben Hueso, Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus and Assemblymember Chris Holden, Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus issued the following statement in support of Assembly Bill 2772 jointly authored by Assemblymember Jose Medina, Assemblymember Rob Bonta and Assemblymember Shirley Weber and co-authored by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher.
Sacramento – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC), led by its Chairman, Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), declared victory in securing funds related to the Caucus’ budget priorities. The CLBC was able to negotiate constructively with legislative colleagues in both the Senate and Assembly, as well as Governor Jerry Brown, to pass California’s remarkable $199.3 billion budget. “The Caucus is very pleased with this year’s budget as it reflects the great work to be accomplished in the upcoming years,” said Chair Holden.
Sacramento – Wednesday evening the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC), along with Governor Jerry Brown, welcomed Debbie Lumpkin of Los Angeles, as Deputy Inspector General for Diversity and Small Business Development in the Office of Audits and Investigations, at the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The Office of Audits and Investigation is responsible for services that assist management in accomplishing Caltrans’ objectives, setting priorities, and improving accountability to diverse community groups.
Sacramento – California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) takes pride in advocating for Black Californians and recognizes the gravity of this responsibility. Therefore, it is imperative that we address the atrocity that happened in our very own city, Sacramento. It is disheartening that despite training, we see the same story replaying with different victims – unarmed people stripped from their children, wives, parents, and friends.
Sacramento – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) proudly announce its CLBC 2018 legislative and budget priorities.
“The needs, desires, and priorities of Black Californians are reflected in the legislation the Caucus is leading this year,” said CLBC Chair, Chris Holden (AD 41). “The CLBC is proclaiming victories in education, economic advancement, and overall quality of life. I am committed to the Caucus’ objectives of social, economic, and educational justice.”
Sacramento – Yesterday, the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) hosted an informational briefing on The State of California - 10 Years Later an update from former Speaker and CLBC Vice-Chair Congresswoman Karen Bass, who commissioned the report in 2008. CLBC members gathered to start the morning with reporters across the state answering questions on the subjects presented at today’s hearing. Topics included healthcare, education, voter engagement, and economics.