Caucus News

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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March 14, 2018 

(Sacramento, CA) – Today, the California Legislative Jewish Caucus introduced AJR 35 condemning a new law in Poland subjecting individuals who cite the participation of Poles in Nazi crimes to imprisonment for up to three years, despite the historical record of this collaboration.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

There is something different about making energy and water policy when 100,000 rockets are pointed at your family.

I went to Israel last month to exchange strategies on water and clean energy. I came home with an entirely new perspective on lawmaking.

In 2014, California and Israel signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on energy and water innovation. The mission of our California delegation to Israel was to put muscle behind the memo with funding and technical expertise.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Caucuses Join Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon in Calling on Congress to Immediately Pass a Permanent Solution for Dreamers

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO – In response to the unfair detainment of Mr. Orr Yakobi, a University of California student and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program enrollee, by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the Mexico border, the California Legislative Jewish Caucus, sent a letter to ICE urging for his immediate release. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

California lawmakers said Tuesday that they plan to protect young adults whose immigration status is jeopardized by the end of the DACA program. 

At news conference at the Capitol attended by more than 20 legislators, Senate Speaker Pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) said California should be "beacon of hope and opportunity."

“We’re not going to allow one single executive decision on DACA to reverse generations of progress at the height of our historic diversity, economic output and our sense of global responsibility," he said. 

Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell), chair of the Legislative LGBT Caucus, said Trump's other actions against Muslims and transgender service members don't show a commitment to diversity. 

“Our president clearly wasn't held enough as a child," he said. "It’s important that we talk about how we embrace love.”

Assemblyman Marc Levine (D-San Rafael), chairman of the Legislative Jewish Caucus, called the President's decision "evil."

"He has lulled and lured young people to register with the government ... and then take that information and use it as a tool to deport them," Levine said. "That is ethnic cleansing."