Releases & Statements

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:


May 05, 2021

SACRAMENTO -  The California Latino Legislative Caucus has announced its ten honorees for the 19th Annual Latino Spirit Awards, a diverse group of Latino leaders from throughout California and across various professions.


May 01, 2021

WHEN:  Monday, May 3rd, 2021​

  • 1pm - Assembly Presentations
  • 2pm - Senate Presentations



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


April 07, 2021

The California Latino Legislative Caucus, led by Caucus Chair Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) and Vice-Chair Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister), today announced the Latino Caucus’ 2021 legislative priorities. 

March 25, 2021

SACRAMENTO - Today, members of the California Latino Caucus, alongside family members and representatives of Foster Farms workers who’ve passed away from COVID-19, demanded accountability from the Fresno County Department Public of Health in response to reports that County public health officials tipped off the company about an impending Cal/OSHA health & safety inspection.


March 18, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA — The California Legislative Diversity Caucuses — the Asian Pacific Islander (API) Legislative Caucus, the California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus, the California Legislative Black Caucus, the California Latino Legislative Caucus, California Legislative Jewish Caucus, and the California Legislative Women’s Caucus — joined forces Thursday to condemn the shootings targeting Atlanta massage parlors and take a stand in solidarity against the rise in anti-API hate crimes.

March 12, 2021

SACRAMENTO - In response to Governor Gavin Newsom's announcement that California will allocate 40% of the state's vaccines to our hardest hit communities using the Healthy Places Index (HPI), California Latino Legislative Caucus Chair Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) and Vice Chair Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) issued the following joint statement: 


February 26, 2021

SACRAMENTO - Today, US Senators Alex Padilla (D-California) & Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and US Representatives Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio) & Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles) introduced the Citizenship for Essential Workers Act. The bill would provide a clear pathway to citizenship for more than five million undocumented essential workers. In response to the introduction of the bill, California Latino Legislative Caucus Chair Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) and Vice-Chair Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) issued the following statements:

February 26, 2021

SACRAMENTO - As California Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s nomination to become the Biden Administration's Secretary of Health & Human Services moves through the Senate confirmation process, Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles), Chair of the Latino Legislative Caucus, and Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister), Vice Chair of the Latino Caucus, issued the following joint statement in support of his confirmation: