Caucus News

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. 

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CLBC Welcomes Debbie Lumpkin as New Deputy Inspector General for Diversity and Business Development

May 18, 2018

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.

State Assembly Celebrates Black History Month

May 2, 2018

(Sacramento)  – Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), Chair of the Legislative Black Caucus, led a special ceremony on the Assembly floor to mark February 2018 as Black History Month. Assemblymember Holden urged all citizens to join in celebrating the accomplishments of African Americans and noted this year’s Black History Month theme is African-Americans during a time of war.

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CA Legislative Black Caucus Responds to Stephon Clark: Demands Answers and Protection of All Citizens

March 29, 2018

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.