Caucus News

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.

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.

CA Legislative Black Caucus Unveils 2018 Priority Legislation

March 15, 2018

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.”

The State of Black California: 10 Years Later

March 1, 2018

(Sacramento) – Ten years after the publication of the State of Black California report the California Legislative Black Caucus hosted an all day informational briefing to discuss what progress has been made. Among the topics discussed: healthcare, education and economics. Watch the entire CLBC State of Black California: Ten Years Later briefing in this Assembly Access video.

State of Black California: 10 Years Later - We Still Have Work to Do

March 1, 2018

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.

Black History Month - The Beauty of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

February 15, 2018

CLBC Caucus Vice Chair, Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D – San Diego) led a special ceremony in the State Assembly to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a holiday in California. In her floor speech, Weber said by celebrating Dr. King’s life she hopes others will see something in themselves that pushes them to rise up. “The beauty of the Martin Luther King celebration day is that it once again reminds us that one person, standing for right, can truly change the world,” Weber said. Watch her full remarks in this Assembly Access video.