Releases & Statements

October 13, 2020

SACRAMENTO – The California Latino Legislative Caucus (CLLC) announced today that Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) has been elected to serve as the caucus Chair for the 2021-22 legislative session. Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) was elected as Vice-Chair. Chairs are limited to one, two-year term. Comprised of 29 State Legislators (7 Senators and 22 Assemblymembers), including a record-high 16 Latinas, the CLLC serves as a forum to develop avenues to empower the Latino community throughout California.

October 09, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Latino Legislative Caucus is announcing a new two-year initiative to address the continued and growing inequality that California Latinas experience in economic outcomes, career and leadership opportunities, and education in the state. Latino Caucus Chairwoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), Vice Chair María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles), Senator Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) and Assemblywoman Luz Rivas (D-Arelta) will coordinate this effort.

September 18, 2020

SACRAMENTO Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed priority legislation of the California Latino Legislative Caucus that allows all income-eligible filers who use an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number

September 17, 2020

AB 685 by Assemblymember Eloise Release is a 2020 Latino Caucus Priority Bill

July 31, 2020

SACRAMENTO On behalf of the entire California Latino Legislative Caucus, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) and Senator Maria Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles), Chair and Vice Chair of the Caucus, made the following statement after a federal judge on Wednesday put a freeze on the Trump administration’s public charge rule while the COVID-19 national health emergency declaration is in effect:

July 24, 2020

SACRAMENTO On behalf of the entire California Latino Legislative Caucus, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) and Senator Maria Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles), Chair and Vice Chair of the Caucus, made the following joint-statement today after the Governor announced measures to protect essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic:

July 23, 2020

The policy document was built in collaboration with 80 Latinx leaders from across California and serves as a national call to action amid the devastating impacts Latinos face amid COVID-19. 

 

July 21, 2020

SACRAMENTO On behalf of the entire California Latino Legislative Caucus, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), Caucus Chair, made the following statement today on the Trump administration’s memorandum for the Secretary of Commerce to exclude undocumented immigrants when determining congressional representation following the 2020 Census:

 

June 24, 2020

SACRAMENTO Legislation to give high school students a comprehensive and inclusive curriculum by requiring completion of an Ethnic Studies course is getting a major push by leaders of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus and Legislative Black Caucus.

 

June 18, 2020

SACRAMENTO 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.