Releases & Statements

April 28, 2016

SACRAMENTO, CA - On Monday, May 2, 2016 the California Latino Legislative Caucus will recognize Latino trailblazers in music, education, athletics and public service at its 15th Annual Latino Spirit Awards. Established in 2002, The Latino Spirit Awards take place each year at the State Capitol in Sacramento to coincide with the state’s celebration of Cinco de Mayo and to recognize inspirational figures in the Latino community.

April 12, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) and Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), Chair and Vice Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, announced the Caucus’ 2016 priority legislation.

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.