Assemblymember Marc Levine to Serve as Chair of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Levine was Elected Unanimously by Colleagues to Chair the Jewish Caucus

SACRAMENTO - The California Legislative Jewish Caucus announced today that Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) has been elected to serve as the Caucus Chair for the 2017-18 Legislative Session. Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica) was elected as Vice-Chair.  The Jewish Caucus is comprised of 15 State Legislators (8 Senators and 7 Assemblymembers), including two associate members. The Caucus advocates on issues of priority, including immigration, civil rights, anti-Semitism, Israel and campus climate.

“It is an honor to be elected by my Senate and Assembly colleagues to Chair the Jewish Caucus,” said Assemblymember Marc Levine. "The presidential election has heightened concerns about rising incidents of hate speech, anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia. The Jewish Caucus is positioned to stand up for our universal values of inclusion."

For the past four years, the Jewish Caucus has focused on its mission to serve as a resource to Jewish Californians, as well as to support educational, social, political and cultural concerns.

The Members will continue to focus on the safety of college students, especially when it comes to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement as well as anti-Semitism on campuses. Assemblymember Levine plans to strengthen the partnership established by the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between California and the State of Israel, which was signed by Governor Jerry Brown and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2014.  Under the MOU, Israeli engineers and scientists can help California solve some of our most pressing problems, especially regarding California’s historic drought.

Visit the Jewish Caucus website or Assemblymember Levine’s website for more information about the Caucus and Assemblymember Levine.

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Assemblymember Marc Levine represents the 10th Assembly District which includes Marin and Sonoma Counties.