Releases & Statements

March 31, 2023

Sacramento, CA —Today, the California Latino Legislative Caucus celebrates Cesar Chavez Day. On Thursday in the State Legislature, Members of the Latino Caucus Senator Steve Padilla (D- San Diego) and Assemblymember Esmeralda Soria (D- Fresno) presented Senate Resolution (SR) 20 and House Resolution (HR) 23 to proclaim Friday, March 31, 2023, Cesar Chavez Day as a day for Californians to observe Cesar Chavez’s birthday and as a day of public service.


March 28, 2023

The #LatinoCaucus50 year-long campaign will commemorate the impact the Caucus has made in California politics and government for five decades.

Caucus to announce its 2023 legislative priorities continuing its legacy of advancing nation-leading legislation that uplifts the Latino community.

Latino Caucus Priorities Press Conference

January 22, 2023

SACRAMENTO— Today, Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, Chair, and Senator Lena Gonzalez, Vice Chair, issued the following statement on behalf of the California Latino Legislative Caucus:

“We are heartbroken and appalled by the horrific mass shooting in Monterey Park claiming the lives of ten people and injuring a dozen more. The reports of further gun violence in neighboring Alhambra are equally concerning.

December 15, 2022

SACRAMENTO— El lunes, 5 de diciembre, la asambleísta Sabrina Cervantes (D-Riverside) y la senadora Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) prestaron juramento a la Legislatura del Estado de California, marcando el inicio de su liderazgo como Presidenta y Vicepresidenta del Caucus Legislativo Latino de California (CLLC). Sus mandatos de dos años comenzaron el 5 de diciembre de 2022. Los presidentes están limitados a un mandato de dos años.

December 15, 2022

SACRAMENTO—On Monday, December 5, Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Riverside) and Senator Lena Gonzalez (D-Long Beach) were sworn in to the California State Legislature, marking the start of their leadership as Chair and Vice-Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus (CLLC). Their two-year terms commenced on Monday, December 5, 2022. Chairs are limited to one, two-year term.

October 26, 2022

SACRAMENTO— Today, Senator Maria Elena Durazo, Chair, and Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, Vice Chair, issued the following statement on behalf of the California Latino Legislative Caucus:

August 25, 2022

SACRAMENTO—State Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement on behalf of the California Latino Legislative Caucus on Governor Newsom’s appointment of Dr. Diana Ramos as California’s next Surgeon General. Currently, Dr. Diana Ramos, serves at the California Department of Public Health’s Center for Healthy Communities where she leads the public health and prevention programs.


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.