The California Latino Legislative Caucus, in partnership with the CA Equity Leaders Network, and the Asian Pacific Islander, Black, Jewish, Women’s, and LGBT Legislative Caucuses, is pleased to present our fourth annual speaker series for legislative staff. As California continues to grapple with one of the largest and most expensive prison systems in the nation, it is increasingly clear that the future of our state will be dependent on what we do to meaningfully invest and support our residents impacted by the justice system.
Across the country, there is a growing recognition of the role our criminal justice systems play in undermining the finan-cial stability of low-income communities and communities of color. While California is leading the nation on climate change and other areas, it is not immune to this problem. This briefing will examine how California’s criminal justice pol-icies tax the poor, exacerbating their already precarious financial situations.
SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Latino Legislative Caucus today recognized Latino trailblazers at its 16th Annual Latino Spirit Awards during a Assembly floor ceremony at the State Capitol in Sacramento, CA. Former California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso delivered keynote remarks.
Please join the California Latino Legislative Caucus for the first installment of our 2017 Speaker Series on Wednesday, April 26 from 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, as we host distinguished professor Dr. David E. Hayes-Bautista for a presentation on “El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition.” Come and learn about why Cinco de Mayo – a holiday commemorating the Mexican victory over the French at Puebla in 1862 – is so widely celebrated in California and across the U.S. when it is scarcely observed in Mexico. Dr.
The purpose of the briefing is to provide an overview of the unique housing conditions and challenges of rural and farm worker communities, especially given the current political environment, and the partnerships among federal, state, business, and local stakeholders needed to address housing needs.