The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) announced their endorsement of Sydney Kamlager for the 54th Assembly District.
As President of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees, the caucus believes Kamlager will be an effective leader and advocate for access to higher education and job training.
“Sydney Kamlager has a proven track record of bringing economic and educational opportunities to her community. She has worked tirelessly to ensure the doors to higher education and job training are open to all. The California Legislative Black Caucus believes that with her experience as an advocate for quality and affordable day care and restorative justice, Sydney will provide a much needed voice in the State Assembly. We are proud to endorse Sydney Kamlager and encourage the voters of the 54th district to vote for on Tuesday, April 3rd,” stated Chris Holden, Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus.
Kamlager is running to fill the vacancy left by former Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas. The election is on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.
The California Legislative Black Caucus was formed in 1967 when African-American members of the California Legislature, under the leadership of the late Senator Mervyn Dymally, joined together to address the concerns of African-Americans and other citizens of color. Throughout its history, the CLBC has been instrumental in crafting and supporting legislation to promote racial and gender equality as well as justice for the poor and other disenfranchised groups. With ten members, the caucus works to increase the participation and representation of African Americans in all levels of government and to advocate for legislation that creates new opportunities for excellence and success for California’s African American residents.