Press Release

Monday, May 20, 2024

SACRAMENTO, CA - Today, the California Legislative Jewish Caucus announced its priority legislation for the 2024 legislative session. These bills seek to protect Jewish students on campus, better educate young people about the Holocaust and modern forms of antisemitism, and address the rise in hate crimes. The Jewish Caucus is also working on a variety of other fronts to advance these objectives, including through implementation of key strategies set forth in the recently-released Golden State Plan to Counter Antisemitism.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

SACRAMENTO, CA - Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Encino) and Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), Co-Chairs of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus, released the following statement regarding the recent action by Chancellor García and the California State University Board of Trustees to nullify the agreement released yesterday by the former President of Sonoma State University:

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

SACRAMENTO, CA - Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Encino) and Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), Co-Chairs of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus, released the following statement regarding the recent violence and failure of leadership at UCLA:

 
 

“We unequivocally condemn the abhorrent violence at UCLA last night. The violent actions of a few agitators does not represent our community and is antithetical to our Jewish values.”

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Jewish Caucus Applauds Award of $40 Million in State Funding for Nonprofit Security Grants

 

The Jewish Caucus Has Prioritized Establishing and Funding the Nonprofit Security Grant Program, Which Has Provided Critical Funding to Jewish Institutions and Others at Risk of Hate-Motivated Violence

 

Friday, April 5, 2024

California Legislative Jewish Caucus Applauds Release of the Golden State Plan to Counter Antisemitism

 

Governor’s Plan Addresses Key Issues, Including Rising Antisemitism on Campuses and Continued Funding for the California Nonprofit Security Grant Program

 

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Legislative Jewish Caucus, led by Co-Chairs  Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Encino) and Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Vice Chair Senator Josh Becker (D-Menlo Park), issued the following statement in light of violence, threats, and harassment directed at Jewish students at UC Santa Barbara and UC Berkeley:

 

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

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January 3, 2024

 

 

 

Members of the California State Legislature

California State Capitol

Sacramento, CA 95814

 

Re: October 7 Attack, Rising Antisemitism, and the 2024 Legislative Year

 

Dear Colleagues:

 

Monday, December 11, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Legislative Jewish Caucus released a letter thanking President Biden for his efforts on behalf of those being held hostage by Hamas in Gaza and requesting that he continue to do everything possible to ensure that all those in captivity are safely released as quickly as possible. The Jewish Caucus also asked the President to ensure Red Cross access to the hostages to ascertain their health condition, in light of widespread reports of physical and sexual abuse.

Saturday, November 18, 2023

SACRAMENTO – The California Legislative Jewish Caucus issued the following statement after the California Democratic Party Convention was shut down by anti-Israel protesters. The Jewish Caucus is co-chaired by Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Encino) and Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco):

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Legislative Jewish Caucus released a letter — signed by all 18 members of the Caucus — calling on University of California President Michael V. Drake and California State University Chancellor Mildred García to act to counter the wave of antisemitic incidents sweeping their campuses since Hamas’s terrorist attack on October 7.