SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today announced its Caucus leadership for the 2017-18 legislative session. After the election of new officers, CLBC Chair Senator Isadore Hall, III (D- South Bay) released a statement.

Legislative Black Caucus Announces Leadership for the 2017-18 Session:
Chair, Assemblymember Chris Holden (D – Pasadena)
Vice Chair, Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D – San Diego)
Treasurer, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D – Sacramento)
Secretary, Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D- Los Angeles)

After the election of new officers, CLBC Chair Senator Isadore Hall, III (D- South Bay) released the following statement:

Isadore Hall III“I am extremely proud of the work the California Legislative Black Caucus has accomplished over the past legislative session. Working together, we were able to pass critical legislation that will have positive impacts on the lives of African Americans and all Californians for generations to come.

“I am especially proud of the CLBC’s unified work to raise California’s minimum wage, to enact meaningful criminal justice reform, to help close the African American opportunity and achievement gap in K-12 education, to increase African American enrollment and graduation rates at CSU and UC campuses, to eliminate the state’s discriminatory maximum family grant restrictions on families receiving public aid, to ban the sale and display of the Confederate flag on government property and to pass the strongest wage equality law in the nation to ensure that African Americans and other minorities receive an equal day of pay for an equal day of work.

The CLBC has also provided educational enrichment programs and college scholarships to hundreds of deserving students throughout California to ensure that the next generation of leadership is prepared to help lift our state and our nation to its highest potential.

I congratulate Assemblymember Holden and the new Caucus leadership on their election and am confident that they will continue the Caucus’ important work to promote justice, equality and opportunity for African Americans throughout the Golden State.”

The new CLBC officers will formally assume their new positions during the California Legislature’s organizational session on December 5, 2016.

The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) is comprised of twelve (12) Legislators from throughout California and works towards achieving full inclusion, participation and opportunity for African Americans living, working and learning in California.