Press Release

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, 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

The California Legislative Jewish Caucus condemns the violent and hateful message espoused by participants of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

Last weekend, white supremacist groups in Charlottesville took us back to the 1920s when a small group of people marched in Germany blaming Jews and immigrants for society's problems.  Less than two decades later, Adolf Hitler's hateful ideology resulted in the Holocaust -- the targeted genocide of Europe's Jews, killing six million -- and the deaths of millions of others targeted because of their identity.

Friday, August 11, 2017

(Sacramento) - The California Legislative Jewish Caucus condemns the outrageous death threats made by Imam Mahmoud Harmoush at the Islamic Center of Riverside and Imam Ammar Shahin at the Davis Islamic Center. While we appreciate that Imam Shahin apologized for his remarks, the call for the extermination of an entire group of people is morally repugnant. The Imams’ statements are harmful to the positive relationship the Muslim and Jewish communities have built in the United States.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Berman (D-24) has released the following statement in response to a bomb threat made to the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

(Sacramento)- The California Legislative Jewish Caucus condemns the wave of bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries that have occurred over the past several days. This week, Jewish Community Centers in Marin, Palo Alto, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Orange County and La Jolla received threats. The Anti-Defamation League office in San Francisco was also evacuated. Last week, Jewish cemeteries in Saint Louis and Philadelphia were vandalized.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

With the goals of fostering technological innovation and boosting research and development, the University of California has signed a memorandum of understanding with Israel’s National Technological Innovation Authority to increase cooperation between the two entities.

The memorandum aims to identify opportunities for projects, partnerships and collaborations between UC and Israel’s Innovation Authority that may lead to innovative technologies and products with the potential for commercialization in the global market.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO – In response to an anti-Semitic cartoon printed in the UCLA Daily Bruin, Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) released the following statement:

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Daily Bruin ran an anti-Benjamin Netanyahu cartoon on the opinion page.  This afternoon, the Daily Bruin issued an apology and a retraction.  Here is the Daily Bruin’s apology: