Caucus News

The CLBC Members Celebrate Black History Month at First AME Church

February 15, 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018, First AME Church hosted the 2018 city of Los Angeles African American Heritage Month Worship Service to kick off Black History Month in the city of Los Angeles.  Mayor Eric Garcetti kicked off the day’s event paying tribute to those Black leaders who laid the ground work for not only First AME Church but all of Los Angeles.  “It is such a privilege to follow in the footsteps of the legendary Mayor Tom Bradley, who paved the way for so many historic moments that we enjoy today here in Los Angeles,” stated Mayor Garcetti.

California Legislative Black Caucus Selects Assemblymember Mike Gipson as the New Secretary/Treasurer

January 31, 2018

Sacramento, CA – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) has selected Assemblymember Mike Gipson (AD-64) as the new Secretary/Treasurer. The position has been vacant since Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (AD-54) resigned from the Legislature due to health concerns.

California Legislative Black Caucus Responds to Trumps "Shithole Countries" comment

January 12, 2018

Sacramento, CA – On Thursday January 11th, during a discussion about protecting immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, and African countries, President Trump referred to those countries as "shithole countries." The California Legislative Black Caucus, chaired by Assemblymember Chris Holden, released the following statement:

 

Donna Brazile Delivers Keynote at California Legislative Black Caucus MLK Day Celebration

January 11, 2018

Sacramento, CA –The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) celebrated its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day breakfast “Black Voices: Reclaiming Our Influence” in Sacramento. The commemorative event featured veteran Democratic Political Strategist Donna Brazile as the Keynote Speaker, with additional remarks from CLBC Chair Chris Holden, Senate pro Tempore Kevin de Leon, and members of the CLBC.

 

The California Legislative Black Caucus Calls Out the Charlottesville Event for What It Is, Pure Racism

August 15, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Over the weekend, three people were killed and at least 34 were injured in a hate rally of several hundred right-wing extremists on the campus of the University of Virginia. The stated intention of this white nationalist rally was to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, general of the Confederate Army, yet it was fueled by white supremacy ideology.

Gipson Gives Thumbs Up to Appointment of Los Angeles County Judge to Judicial Council

August 10, 2017

Carson, CA --- Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, Chairman of the Assembly Democratic Caucus and member of the Legislative Black Caucus, released the following statement in support of the appointment of Los Angeles County Assistant Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile as the newest member of the Judicial Council, effective September 15, 2017. 

The CLBC Celebrates the Anniversary of the Desegregation of the Armed Forces which Brought Blacks into the Middle Class

July 17, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – Today, the California State Legislature passed resolutions, backed by the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC), to recognize July 26, 2017 as the 69th Anniversary of the Executive Order to desegregate the Armed Forces in America. The measures also celebrate the tireless work of A.

CLBC Backed Legislation Will Help Minority Owned Businesses Obtain Contracts for Transportation Projects

July 6, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – Today, the California State Legislature passed legislation, SB 103, championed by the California Legislative Black Caucus that will increase procurement opportunities from the California Department of Transportation for minority owned small business enterprises.