Caucus News

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The California Legislative Jewish Caucus is committed to supporting the 200,000 Californians participating in the DACA program. We urge the President to rescind his inhumane and repulsive decision to target Dreamers. DACA participants are exemplary members of our society. They have overcome many obstacles to reach for the stars and are vital members of not only California but the entire United States.

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." 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – The Joint Legislative Audit Committee today voted to approve a statewide hate crime audit requested by Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D – Fremont), Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Hate Crimes. The audit will gather data from three law enforcement agencies from each of the 80 Assembly Districts.

Friday, August 18, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 18, 2017

CONTACT: Jerome Parra, (916) 319-2018, jerome.parra@asm.ca.gov

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin and Sonoma Counties) issued the following statement on an incident of vandalism at the Temple Israel in Alameda:

Thursday, August 17, 2017

By Jacqui Irwin and Henry Stern

Ventura County is one of the best places in California to raise a family. From our epic coastline and pristine open spaces to our unwavering commitment to safe communities and top-notch schools, we are fortunate to call this region home.

But the recent racist, anti-faith and anti-immigrant activity in Ventura County has turned a spotlight on the uglier side of our region and presents us with a choice: to speak out or be silent.