Caucus News


September 21, 2017

The CLBC Gala that took place on 08/26/17.

Holden: Now is the Time to Take Action Against Bigotry

August 24, 2017

When the State Legislature returned from its summer recess Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, and the State Assembly passed House Resolution 51 condemning the actions of white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia. “Now is the time to speak up. Now is the time to take action,” Assemblymember Holden told his colleagues.

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.

Silicon Valley Leaders Meet with California Legislators and Renew Commitment to Diversity

June 14, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – In a meeting with California State Legislators, technology industry leaders vowed to renew their commitment to find diverse technical talent at all levels, from company boards to specialized technical roles. Legislators representing the California Legislative Black Caucus, California Latino Legislative Caucus, California Legislative Women’s Caucus, and the California Asian Pacific Islander Caucus met with the decision-making executives to discuss current diversity efforts in the Silicon Valley.

California Legislators to Meet with Tech Giants to Increase Diversity

June 8, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – The California Legislative Black Caucus, California Latino Legislative Caucus, California Legislative Women’s Caucus, and California Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, have expressed strong concern over the technology industry’s lack of diversity in their board, management, and technical roles. Although a few companies have made attempts to address the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley, the efforts currently put forth in the industry leave much to be desired.