Releases & Statements

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:

 

February 23, 2021

SACRAMENTO - In response to last week's unveiling of the Biden Administration’s immigration proposal, which includes a pathway to citizenship for nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, Senator María Elena Durazo (D-Los Angeles), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, and Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister), Vice-Chair of the Latino Caucus, issued the following statements:

 

February 01, 2021

First NFL Latino Quarterback, First Minority Head Coach, General Manager, and 4-Time Super Bowl Winner Deserves Long Overdue Recognition
 

January 21, 2021

SACRAMENTO - Yesterday, on his first day in office, President Joe Biden sent a major immigration proposal to Congress to provide a pathway to citizenship for the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants living across the United States. Approximately two million Californians are undocumented immigrants.

 

The Biden administration also released their plans to protect and strengthen DACA protections, including a push to create an immediate path to citizenship for these young immigrants who've grown up in the United States.

 

November 18, 2020

Policy Solutions Explored for the Upcoming Legislative Session

                                            

SACRAMENTO, CA - Today, the California Latino Legislative Caucus hosted an informational briefing on COVID-19 in the Latino community, bringing together elected officials, community leaders and experts to shed light on and explore solutions relating to tragic health disparities and workplace inequities Latinos have endured during the global pandemic.

 

October 29, 2020

SACRAMENTO – (Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020) – Today, the California Latino Legislative Caucus held a Latina Equal Pay Day rally with State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Los Angeles), First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom and others to shine a spotlight on the crisis of inequities facing Latinas in California.