Releases & Statements

May 05, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Today, members of the California Latino Legislative Caucus honored distinguished Latinos making an impact in their communities and respective fields at the 13th Annual Latino Spirit Awards which coincided with the state’s celebration of Cinco de Mayo.

May 01, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Established in 2002, The Latino Spirit Awards take place each year at the State Capitol in Sacramento to coincide with our state’s celebration of Cinco de Mayo and to highlight positive role models in the Latino community. 

April 18, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Today, Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Huntington Park/Long Beach) and Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) chair and vice chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, applauded the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for launching English and Spanish websites with new resources for undocumented drivers seeking licenses as a result of AB 60.

April 02, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Huntington Park/Long Beach) and Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), Chair and Vice Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, today announced the Caucus’ 2014 priority legislation.

March 31, 2014

Sacramento, CA – Today the members of the California Latino Legislative Caucus released the following joint statement:

“Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of one of California’s most important heroes, Cesar Chavez.”

“Earlier this month, the members of the Latino Caucus had the honor of joining Cesar Chavez’ family and friends in screening the new movie about his struggle to advance the cause of fairness and justice for farmworkers in California and around the country.” 

March 25, 2014

Today, the California Latino Legislative Caucus and California Legislative Black Caucus issued the following joint statement regarding the disinformation campaign surrounding SCA 5:

March 19, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Huntington Park/Long Beach), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, along with chairs of the state’s major Legislative Caucuses called on President Barack Obama to change his Administration’s deportation policies and take executive action to end unnecessary separation of families. 

February 13, 2014

SACRAMENTO - California Latino Legislative Caucus Chair Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and Vice Chair, Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville) released the statement below following the announcement that California Supreme Court Justice Joyce Kennard was retiring from the state’s highest court:

January 30, 2014

Sacramento, CA – The California Latino Legislative Caucus today released a report entitled A Statistical Picture of Latinos in California which analyzed key demographic, employment and social data concerning the Latino community.

Among the major findings, the report found:

January 09, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA - Today, the California Latino Legislative Caucus sent a letter to the Director of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) urging an expedited implementation of Assembly Bill 60 which was signed into law last year.  AB 60, which allows for the issuance of driver’s licenses to undocumented residents, was authored by Assembly Member Luis Alejo (D – Salinas) and co-authored by members of the Latino Caucus. Passage of the bill was a top priority of the Caucus.