Releases & Statements

March 29, 2013

SACRAMENTO - Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) released the following statement in honor of the late civil rights, labor leader and the founder of the United Farm Workers (UFW), Cesar Chavez:

“Nearly twenty years after his death, Cesar Chavez’s legacy continues to inspire communities in search of justice. This weekend he would have celebrated his 86th birthday. Even though he is no longer present, his legacy is well and alive.

May 14, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Following on the heels of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.’s remarks in support of a path to legalization during his May Budget Proposal, Senator Ricardo Lara (D–Long Beach) Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez (D–Coachella) Vice Chair of the Caucus, and Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) released the following statement on behalf of the Caucus:

December 03, 2012

SACRAMENTO - Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) was unanimously re-elected as the Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus. Assemblymember V. Manuel Perez was elected as Vice-Chair. He released the statement below following the vote:

“I am honored to be re-elected by my colleagues in both the Senate and Assembly as the Chair of the Latino Caucus. I will work tirelessly to ensure that the trust and faith in my leadership will reflect in a united and strong Caucus representing the working families and Latino communities throughout the State.

December 09, 2012

SACRAMENTO - Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach) Chair of the Latino Caucus released the following statement after learning that no survivors were found at the wreckage site of the plane that is assumed to be carrying three-time Grammy nominee, actress, businesswoman and Long Beach native, Jenni Rivera: