Releases & Statements

April 06, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, the Vice Chair, State Sen. Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), and other members of the Caucus will announce the Caucus’ 2016 bill priority list at a media briefing 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 12 at the Capitol.

WHO: Assemblymember Luis Alejo and Sen. Ben Hueso, Chair and Vice Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, and other Caucus members.

April 04, 2016

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, today praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to uphold the principle of “one person, one vote,” which retains the current method of drawing state legislative districts that has been in place since the 1960s:

March 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, led a ceremony today in remembrance of labor leader and civil rights activist César Chávez, who was born on this day in 1927. The Assembly paid tribute to Chávez, who cofounded the labor union that became the United Farmer Workers, by passing House Resolution 42, which documents his life and achievements. HR 42, authored by Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-West Covina), received unanimous support from Democrats and Republicans alike.

March 17, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, released the following statement today after the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors opted not to remove Planning Commissioner Kelly Wooster. Wooster was captured on video at a March 3 Planning Commission referring to “people from Mexico” as an invasive species during a discussion about how to eradicate and reduce the spread of invasive species.

March 16, 2016

SACRAMENTO — Representatives from the California Latino Legislative Caucus, Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus and the Legislative Black Caucus have written a letter to San Francisco State University President Leslie Wong urging her to not cut funding for the school’s highly regarded and ground-breaking College of Ethnic Studies.

March 14, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, has sent a letter to the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors asking for the removal of Planning Commissioner Kelly Wooster. Wooster was captured on video at a March 3 Planning Commission referring to “people from Mexico” as an invasive species during a discussion about how to eradicate and reduce the spread of invasive species.

March 08, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Luis A. Alejo (D-Salinas), in his role as Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, has signed on to an Amicus Brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold President Obama’s executive orders allowing quasi-legal status, deportation relief and work permits for up to 5 million immigrants who entered the United States undocumented as children or who have children who are American citizens.

March 07, 2016

Historic moment for State of California and Latino Legislative Caucus
Leaders of both Houses of Legislature are Latino and Caucus members

SACRAMENTO – Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) was sworn in to office today as the 70th Speaker of the California State Assembly, and the fifth Latino Speaker in the state’s history.

March 02, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The California Latino Legislative Caucus today sent a letter to President Obama urging him to consider California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino “Tino” Cuéllar as a candidate to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court.

February 17, 2016

SACRAMENTO — The California Latino Legislative Caucus today thanked Gov. Jerry Brown for proposing a $176.6 million spending plan to fund expedited and expanded testing and cleanup of residential properties, schools, daycare centers and parks around the former Exide Technologies facility in Vernon.

The $176.6 plan will ensure all residential properties, schools, daycare centers and parks within the 1.7 mile radius of the Exide Technologies facility are tested and contaminated soil removed where lead levels are the highest and potential exposure the greatest.