In the News

June 18, 2020

On behalf of the entire California Latino Legislative Caucus, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) and Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles), Chair and Vice Chair of Caucus, made the following statements after today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court to uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.


June 10, 2020

By: Ericka Conant

California’s Democratic leaders are including tax incentives for undocumented families, as well as health coverage for older immigrants regardless of documentation in their latest budget plan.

Undocumented immigrants are not currently eligible for a range of economic safety programs like social security, and the recent stimulus checks distributed to qualifying citizens nationwide.

November 01, 2019

By Francine Kiefer (Staff writer / @kieferf / San Diego / The Christian Science Monitor)

Lorena Gonzalez remembers well the political earthquake that struck her home state of California 25 years ago. She felt it clear across the country, in Washington, D.C., where she was studying government as a graduate student at Georgetown University.

May 30, 2019

By: Araceli Martínez Ortega

Por primera vez en la historia de legislatura de California, hay 15 legisladoras latinas, un número sin precedente, lo que es más, dentro de la bancada latina ya sobrepasaron a los legisladores latinos que suman 13.

January 07, 2019

3Meet Assemblywoman Blanca​

January 05, 2019

Por: Elizabeth Durazo, Mariana Durazo, y Dolores Durazo

December 19, 2018

By: Rory Appleton

As it grew dark on Election Day, Melissa Hurtado flipped on a flashlight and continued to knock on doors. The polls would close at 8 p.m., meaning she still had a few hours left to change a few more minds.

But the 30-year-old Sanger city councilwoman soon found she didn’t have to do much convincing as she asked for her neighbors’ vote in California’s 14th Senate District.

December 04, 2018

By: Juan Esparza Loera

SACRAMENTO – On a day when Latinas boosted their numbers on the state Senate (with four new additions and a holdover) and held steady with a dozen on the state Assembly, it was the youngest of them all that drew the biggest crowd as the state Capitol swore in the newly elected state legislators.