Caucus News

Senator Steven Bradford

Senator Bradford Issues Statement on Guilty Conviction in the Killing of Ahmaud Arbery

November 24, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Following the guilty verdict in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery made earlier today, Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) released the following statement:

“Justice was served today with the conviction of the three men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery last year in Georgia. This guilty verdict shows that, for once, justice was not blind to facts. Arbery was chased down and murdered by three individuals acting as a modern-day lynch mob trying to disguise themselves beneath an archaic citizen’s arrest law.

Senator Sydney Kamlager

Senator Kamlager's Statement on the Verdict Finding Ahmaud Arbery's Murderers Guilty

November 24, 2021

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Sydney K. Kamlager issued the following statement on conviction of the three men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery:
"While a step in the right direction, the conviction of Ahmaud Arbery's murderers was made possible because of a video viewed by millions. It seems like justice only comes for Black, Brown, or immigrant bodies when exposure goes viral. Where is the faith in our right to freely exist?

Senator Steven Bradford

Senator Bradford Hosts Annual Turkey Giveaway and Health Resources Fair

November 24, 2021

LOS ANGELES ­– Yesterday, Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), partnering with the Los Angeles Southwest College Foundation and the Church of Latter-day Saints, distributed over one thousand turkeys, beef roasts, and gift cards to families in need.  Senator Bradford continued this annual tradition which he started in Gardena as a City Councilmember and then as a State Assemblymember.

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd Lauds Congress, Mike Thompson for Federal Infrastructure Bill

November 23, 2021

CALISTOGA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, made the following comments today at a press conference with U. S. Rep. Mike Thompson and local leaders about the passage of the federal $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and its benefit to the North Bay:

Senator Anthony J. Portantino

Senator Portantino Makes Emotional Trip to Artsakh as the First State or Federal Elected Official from the United States to Visit the Region Since the End of the 44-Day War

November 23, 2021

Glendale, California - California State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada) recently returned from an emotional trip to Artsakh, during which he toured the countryside and broke bread with heroes. It is believed that this is the first time a state or federal elected official has visited the region since the end of the 44-day war.  

Senator Melissa Hurtado

Hurtado Tours Future Community Center Site in Avenal

November 22, 2021

AVENAL, CA – Today, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) toured the future community center site in the City of Avenal.

Senator Lena A. Gonzalez

Senator Lena Gonzalez Statement on Passing of Former Long Beach District 9 Councilman and Veterans’ Advocate, Val Lerch

November 22, 2021

Sacramento, Calif. – Senate Majority Whip Lena A. Gonzalez (D- Long Beach) today issued the following statement regarding the passing of Former Long Beach District 9 Councilman and Veterans’ Advocate, Val Lerch:

 

Senator Josh Becker

Honoring Civil Rights Icon Ruby Bridges *UPDATED: More Video*

November 17, 2021

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – Senator Josh Becker, joined jubilant students, teachers, parents and school and city leaders today to celebrate California’s first observance of Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day – an event made possible by fifth-graders at Martin Elementary School.

Senator Bill Dodd

Sen. Dodd: LAO Report Shows Strong Fiscal Outlook

November 17, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today in response to a California Legislative Analyst Office report forecasting a $51 billion budget surplus in 2022 that will allow the state to build on its rainy-day fund while investing in critical areas such as reducing the effects of climate-driven wildfires and drought.

Senator Toni Atkins

Senate Leader Atkins on 2022-23 Fiscal Outlook: Valuable Guidance For Senate’s Ongoing Budget Work to Build More Equitable Economy, Stronger Middle Class

November 17, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement today regarding the Legislative Analyst’s Office report, “The 2022-23 Budget: California’s Fiscal Outlook”:

“The Legislative Analyst’s Office release of the annual Fiscal Outlook reveals the strength of California’s budget condition, with over $50 billion in available discretionary resources to make progress for our schools and other General Fund purposes.