Releases & Statements

February 02, 2016

-- That status of Latino political power remains a big question mark today despite the elevation of Latinos as heads of the two legislative bodies, and having 23 Latinos (all but two of them Democrats) in the state Senate and Assembly.

February 16, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, issued the following statement today regarding the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court and the potential candidacy of California Supreme Court Associate Justice Mariano Florentino Cuéllar:

January 29, 2016

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León joined members of the California Latino and Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucuses, as well as a coalition of community advocates and nonprofit stakeholders, in announcing the final grant recipients of a record $15 million investment in immigrant services funding from One California.

January 19, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, released the following statement today on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ failure to nominate a single actor of color for the second year in a row:

January 11, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, and Vice-Chair Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), issued the following statement today on the election of Anthony Rendon to Speaker of the Assembly.

“On behalf of the Latino Caucus, it is with great honor and pride that we congratulate Speaker-elect Anthony Rendon. He is one of the most respected members of the California Legislature. His colleagues in the Assembly recognized his integrity and accomplishments by electing him to serve as their leader.

January 07, 2016

SACRAMENTO - California Latino Legislative Caucus Chair, Assemblymember Luis A. Alejo (D-Salinas) and Vice Chair, Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), released the following statement regarding Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s release of his proposed state budget:

January 06, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), Chairman of the California Latino Legislative Caucus and author of Assembly Bill 60, issued the following statement today in response to the DMV announcement that more than 605,000 licenses were issued to undocumented Californians under AB 60 in the first year of the historic legislation’s implementation. Alejo authored AB 60 in 2013.

January 04, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Luis Alejo, Chairman of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, issued the following statement in response to reports that the Obama Administration plans to deport recently arrived Central American families and children, many of whom fled violence and extreme poverty in their home countries but have been denied asylum in the United States:

December 07, 2015

SACRAMENTO - As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments in a case that challenges the principle of “one person, one vote,” Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), chairman of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, issued the following statement in support of retaining the current method of drawing elective districts that has been in place since 1964:

November 20, 2015

(SACRAMENTO) – Today marks the first anniversary of President’s Obama announcement of the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA).  These programs were scheduled to place a hold on the deportation of approximately five million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. While today should have marked a first year of celebration, instead it marks a year of inaction and delayed promise.