Releases & Statements

August 10, 2022

SACRAMENTO—On behalf of the CA Latino Legislative Caucus, Senator María Elena Durazo released the following statement on the Governor’s announcement that Associate Justice Patricia Guerrero has been nominated to be Chief Justice of the CA Supreme Court, effective January 2, 2023.


August 09, 2022

SACRAMENTO—Today, the California Latino Legislative Caucus (CLLC) elected Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (Riverside) as the next Caucus Chair and Senator Lena Gonzalez (Long Beach) as the next Vice Chair.  Their two-year terms will commence on December 5, 2022. 


June 21, 2022

SACRAMENTO—The California Latino Legislative Caucus (CLLC) announced today that Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Riverside) has been elected to fill the caucus Vice-Chair vacancy for the 2021-2022 legislative session. Comprised of 30 State Legislators (9 Senators and 21 Assemblymembers) including a record high 17 Latinas, the CLLC serves as a forum to develop avenues to empower the Latino community throughout California.


May 02, 2022

SACRAMENTO -  The California Latino Legislative Caucus has announced its nine honorees and one special guest for the 20th Annual Latino Spirit Awards: a diverse group of Latino leaders from throughout California and across various professions.


“As Latino Caucus Chair, I am so honored to recognize these ordinary men and women who do extraordinary things for the Latino Community,” said Latino Caucus Chair Senator María Elena Durazo. “They represent innovation and a spirit of struggle in labor, business, philanthropy and the arts. We are proud and grateful.”

April 29, 2022

WHEN:  Monday, May 2rd, 2022​

  • 12pm - 1on1 Media Availability 
  • 1pm - Assembly Presentations
  • 2pm - Senate Presentations



The Latino Spirit Awards were created by the Latino Caucus in 2002 at the State Capitol in Sacramento to highlight positive role models within our diverse Latino community. 


April 06, 2022

The California Latino Legislative Caucus, led by Caucus Chair Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) and Vice-Chair Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Salinas), today announced the Latino Caucus’ 2022 legislative priorities. 

March 26, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - On the eve of Hollywood’s biggest night of the year at the Academy Awards, the California Latino Legislative Caucus has sent a letter to Dave Rubin, President of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Arts, expressing the Caucus’ concern over the lack of representation in the film industry and requesting an update on the Academy’s efforts to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the film community.


February 15, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - In response to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s appointment of Justice Patricia Guerrero to the California State Supreme Court, the first Latina to be appointed to the state’s highest court, California Latino Legislative Caucus Chair Senator María Elena Durazo issued the following statement:


December 19, 2021

LOS ANGELES - Today, Senator Maria Elena Durazo, Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, issued the following statement in response to the recent announcement by the Biden Administration of four federal judicial nominees for the US District Court for the Central District of California.


June 09, 2021

SACRAMENTO - In response to United States Vice President Kamala Harris’ remarks in Guatemala this week, in which she told those “thinking about making that dangerous trek to the United States-Mexico border: Do not come, do not come,” California Latino Legislative Caucus Chair Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) and Vice-Chair Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) issued the following statement: