Press Release

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a $214.8 billion budget that includes five budget priorities of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus:

Monday, April 29, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Today, the California Legislature observed Holocaust Remembrance Day at the State Capitol and hosted ten Holocaust Survivors who shared their stories on the Assembly floor. The California Legislative Jewish Caucus also held a press conference attended by Governor Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, leaders of the other ethnic caucuses, and other state legislators.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Sacramento, CA – The California Legislative Jewish Caucus released the following statement in response to the shooting at a Chabad synagogue in Poway, California:

"We are horrified to hear about a shooting at the Chabad in Poway on Shabbat. The news is still developing, but we know that one person was killed and several were injured, including a child. 

Friday, March 15, 2019

Sacramento, CA – The California Legislative Jewish Caucus released the following statement following the deadly mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand:

“We are outraged and heartbroken—we mourn with the Christchurch Muslim community and Muslims worldwide. Forty-nine Muslims were senselessly murdered in their holy space on their holy day by a white supremacist terrorist. We know all too well that Friday’s attack isn’t just another incident a world away; it is an attack on Muslims everywhere, and on all who suffer at the hands of this hateful, extremist ideology.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Sacramento, CA – The California Legislative Jewish Caucus issued the following statement in response to recent anti-Semitic incidents and rhetoric:

“We are deeply troubled by acts of hate that have targeted Jewish communities and institutions across California in recent weeks, including incidents in Ojai, Orange County, the San Fernando Valley, downtown Los Angeles, and near the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.  These were separate incidents, but a clear sign that anti-Semitic acts are becoming far too common.  This is unacceptable and requires a firm response.”

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Sacramento, CA – The California Department of Social Services awarded $3.6 million in grants to six Jewish Family Service agencies across California to provide support for elderly Holocaust Survivors struggling to live out their days in dignity. Last year, the California Legislative Jewish Caucus, led by then-Chair Assemblymember Marc Levine and then-Vice Chair Senator Ben Allen, was instrumental in securing the funding requested by the Jewish Public Affairs Committee of California (JPAC) in the 2018-2019 State Budget.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Los Angeles, CA – On a unanimous vote, Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) was elected as the Chair of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus at a gathering of Caucus members in Los Angeles today. Allen is beginning his second term representing the Westside, Hollywood and South Bay of Los Angeles in the California State Senate.

Monday, October 29, 2018

The California Legislative Jewish Caucus stands united with the Tree of Life synagogue and with all communities imperiled by the cancer of anti-Semitism and hate. We will mourn for the victims and pray for their families and the congregation. What we will not do, however, is give in to fear.

Places of worship should be safe and filled with faith, family, and peace.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

July 24, 2018 – (Jerusalem, Israel) – With the goals of fostering technological innovation and boosting bilateral opportunities, a diverse, bipartisan delegation of California state legislators is visiting Israel  for intensive dialogue and briefings with AJC (American Jewish Committee) Project Interchange.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

A Caged Child Moved Into a Cage with Parents is Still a Caged Child

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, members of the California Latino Legislative Caucus were joined in unity by leaders of the Legislative Women’s, Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, Jewish and LGBT Caucuses in denouncing Trump Administration maneuvers on immigration policies that rip families apart at the border.