Releases & Statements

March 17, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, released the following statement today after the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors opted not to remove Planning Commissioner Kelly Wooster. Wooster was captured on video at a March 3 Planning Commission referring to “people from Mexico” as an invasive species during a discussion about how to eradicate and reduce the spread of invasive species.

March 16, 2016

SACRAMENTO — Representatives from the California Latino Legislative Caucus, Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus and the Legislative Black Caucus have written a letter to San Francisco State University President Leslie Wong urging her to not cut funding for the school’s highly regarded and ground-breaking College of Ethnic Studies.

March 14, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, has sent a letter to the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors asking for the removal of Planning Commissioner Kelly Wooster. Wooster was captured on video at a March 3 Planning Commission referring to “people from Mexico” as an invasive species during a discussion about how to eradicate and reduce the spread of invasive species.

March 08, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Luis A. Alejo (D-Salinas), in his role as Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, has signed on to an Amicus Brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold President Obama’s executive orders allowing quasi-legal status, deportation relief and work permits for up to 5 million immigrants who entered the United States undocumented as children or who have children who are American citizens.

March 07, 2016

Historic moment for State of California and Latino Legislative Caucus
Leaders of both Houses of Legislature are Latino and Caucus members

SACRAMENTO – Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) was sworn in to office today as the 70th Speaker of the California State Assembly, and the fifth Latino Speaker in the state’s history.

March 02, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The California Latino Legislative Caucus today sent a letter to President Obama urging him to consider California Supreme Court Justice Mariano-Florentino “Tino” Cuéllar as a candidate to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court.

February 17, 2016

SACRAMENTO — The California Latino Legislative Caucus today thanked Gov. Jerry Brown for proposing a $176.6 million spending plan to fund expedited and expanded testing and cleanup of residential properties, schools, daycare centers and parks around the former Exide Technologies facility in Vernon.

The $176.6 plan will ensure all residential properties, schools, daycare centers and parks within the 1.7 mile radius of the Exide Technologies facility are tested and contaminated soil removed where lead levels are the highest and potential exposure the greatest.

February 02, 2016

-- That status of Latino political power remains a big question mark today despite the elevation of Latinos as heads of the two legislative bodies, and having 23 Latinos (all but two of them Democrats) in the state Senate and Assembly.

February 16, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus, issued the following statement today regarding the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court and the potential candidacy of California Supreme Court Associate Justice Mariano Florentino Cuéllar:

January 29, 2016

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León joined members of the California Latino and Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucuses, as well as a coalition of community advocates and nonprofit stakeholders, in announcing the final grant recipients of a record $15 million investment in immigrant services funding from One California.