With that win, Kamlager, 48, becomes one of two African Americans in the State Senate — the other is Sen. Steven Bradford (D-Los Angeles) — and the only Black women in that legislative body, replacing former Sen. Holly Mitchell. Mitchell resigned from the Senate last November after she won a seat on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.
Antonio Ray Harvey – California Black Media Network Despite intense pressure from Black women political groups across the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom has appointed California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to be California’s next United States Senator, replacing Sen. Kamala Harris. Padilla will complete Vice President-elect Harris’s term, which began in 2017 ends in 2023. […]
Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-South Carolina), the Majority Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives and highest-ranking African American in Congress, said Gov. Gavin Newsom must appoint a Black woman to replace Sen. Kamala Harris in the U.S. Senate. “Black women play a critical role in everything I do and say, and I would love to see a […]
Antonio Ray Harvey | California Black Media The California Democratic Party Black Caucus (CDP Black Caucus) joined hands with other women organizations this past weekend. Their goal: to turn up the pressure on California Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint a Black woman to replace outgoing Sen. Kamala Harris in the U.S. Senate. During the virtual “Keep […]
Black leaders across California are pointing to three “obvious” reasons they say it’s wise for Gov. Newsom to pick either Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA-37) or Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) to replace Sen. Kamala Harris when she vacates her seat and is inaugurated vice president of the United States in January. “We are adamant that the […]