Caucus News

February 26, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Legislators, veterans and community leaders today decried a swastika display in Sacramento’s River Park neighborhood as offensive and an insult to victims of the holocaust and veterans who fought the Nazis during World War II. They urged the immediate removal of the display.  

The press conference was attended by more than 40 legislators representing both parties, both houses and all ethnic caucuses. They stood together in solidarity against this “unambiguous symbol of hate.” 

July 15, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Recognizing the many ties that inexorably bind the state of California to the nation of Israel, the California Legislative Jewish Caucus issues the following statement today:

“We stand with Israel.

“The California Legislative Jewish Caucus extends our solidarity and support for the people of Israel. We pray for their safety during these difficult times.

“We condemn the actions of Hamas; a U.S. designated terrorist organization, whose charter calls for the destruction of Israel.

June 27, 2014

SACRAMENTO – The California Legislative Jewish Caucus has made the following statement regarding the recent kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank:

May 7, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Senator Marty Block (SD-39) today issued the following statement after learning that the Rialto Unified School District assigned eighth grade students an essay debating the reality of the Holocaust:

“Recently eighth grade students in the Rialto Unified School District were asked to assess whether the Holocaust ‘was an actual event in history, or merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain wealth.’

April 14, 2014

Senator Marty Block (SD-39), chair of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus, today issued the following statement regarding the weekend shootings at a Jewish retirement home and a Jewish community center in Overland Park, KS, a suburb outside Kansas City, MO:

“The California Legislative Jewish Caucus is outraged and deeply saddened by the horrific and senseless acts of evil that engulfed the Kansas Jewish Community on the eve of the Passover holiday.