Releases & Statements

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.


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.