May 07, 2015

The California Latino Legislative Caucus is pleased to honor its distinguished recipients of the Latino Spirit Awards.

Established in 2002, the Latino Caucus hosts the awards to celebrate individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to empowering the greater Latino community in their respective fields. The 2015 Latino Spirit Award honorees include:

June 20, 2014

(Los Angeles) – The California Latino Legislative Caucus, chaired by Senator Ricardo Lara, held a community celebration with Governor Jerry Brown at the Pico House in Los Angeles to highlight the remarkable legislative achievements of the Latino Caucus. Assemblymembers Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens), Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles), and Senator’s Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles) and Alex Padilla (D-San Fernando) were also in attendance. During his remarks to open the celebration, Senator Lara said, “I’m so proud to say California is not Arizona.

June 04, 2014

Announcing a campaign to erase the stain of Proposition 187, the most mean-spirited proposition in California's history, today, June 4, 2014, legislative leaders announced Senate Bill 396 to repeal Proposition 187.

May 05, 2014

The California Latino Legislative Caucus honors Latino pioneers at the 14th Annual Latino Spirit Awards.  The 2014 Latino Spirit Award honorees were: The Honorable Cruz Bustamante (Public Service), Sebastien De La Cruz (Dynamic Youth), Sheila E. (Arts & Entertainment), Judge Irma Elsa Gonzalez (Law & Public Service), Mario Gutierrez (Athletics), Ezequiel Peña (Arts & Entertainment), John Quiñones (Journalism), Danny Trejo (Arts & Entertainment), Cain Velasquez (Athletics), Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (Community Empowerment).