Releases & Statements

June 11, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Today, 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 regarding the Library of Congress appointing Juan Felipe Herrera, a son of migrant farmworkers, the first Latino Poet Laureate of the United States.

June 04, 2015

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 all nine of the Caucus’ priority bills successfully passed from their Legislative house of origin.

May 29, 2015

SACRAMENTO – In response to the upcoming United States Supreme Court consideration to redefine the “one-person, one-vote” principle, brought on by conservative activists in Texas, the respective Caucuses of the California State Legislature have issued the following statements:

May 28, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, and Vice-Chair, Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), introduced Assembly Joint Resolution 19, urging Congress to allow immigrants to serve in the military if they are eligible for deportation relief under the President’s Executive Orders for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) or Lawful Permanent Residents.

May 21, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Today, 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 regarding the Assembly Budget Subcommittee’s proposed investment in farmworker housing. 

May 14, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, issued the following statement regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s May Revise of the 2015-16 State Budget.

May 04, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Latino Legislative Caucus is pleased to honor its distinguished recipients of the Latino Spirit Awards.

Established in 2002, the Latino Caucus hosts the awards to celebrate individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to empowering the greater Latino community in their respective fields. The 2015 Latino Spirit Award honorees include:

April 08, 2015

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’ 2015 priority legislation.

February 18, 2015

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, the California Latino Legislative Caucus renewed calls for passage of comprehensive immigration reform in light of a federal judge’s ruling in Texas to postpone the processing of applications for Deferred Action under the President's November Executive Action.

December 01, 2014

(SACRAMENTO) — The California Latino Legislative Caucus (CLLC) has selected Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) as the new Chair heading into the 2015-16 Legislative year. The CLLC is currently comprised of 22 State Legislators—17 Assemblymembers and 5 Senators—and focuses primarily on improving the quality of life for families in California, with an emphasis on Latino communities.