Caucus News

Black Caucus and Governor Newsom Hold Talks on Impact of COVID on Communities of Color

April 21, 2020

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.

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.