Caucus News

Assemblymember Chris Holden and Dr. Larry Moore Educate Students on Opioid Dangers

October 30, 2019

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.” 

CA Assembly Passes Police Use of Force Legislation

May 29, 2019

AB 392 , the California Act to Save Lives moves to Senate with bipartisan support

SACRAMENTO - The California State Assembly passed legislation today authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) and Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) that would restrict the police use of deadly force statewide. AB 392 moved to the Senate on a 67-0 vote after law enforcement groups removed opposition and the bill gained the support of California Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.

Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, PhD Elected as Caucus Chair

August 29, 2018

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.


Black Caucus Calls for a Full Investigation of Sen. Joel Anderson for His Alleged Violent Threats Towards Lobbyist Stephanie Roberson

August 27, 2018

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.


California Ethnic Legislative Caucuses Support Ethnic Studies Requirement

June 26, 2018

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.

California Legislative Black Caucus Declares Victory for 2018-19 Budget

June 22, 2018

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.

Remembering Juneteenth

June 19, 2018

Sacramento - The CLBC Vice-Chair Senator Bradford (D Gardena) addresses his colleagues in the Senate Chambers about the importance of Juneteenth, and why June 19, 1865, was so incredible. Senator Bradford shares what it means and has meant to be freed African-Americans, and invites his fellow lawmakers to remember this special day in history.