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California’s Black lawmakers call for converting protest momentum into change

Ebone Monet | California Black Media

As mass protests continued across the state Tuesday, the California Legislative Black Caucus CLBC) called for lasting change in race relations — as well as reform in social justice policy — in California and around the country. Standing six feet apart and wearing masks to protect against the spread of COVID-19, the lawmakers met at the state Capitol to address what they described as a “pandemic of hate.” 

Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), chair of the CLBC, condemned the destruction and looting that sidelined the demonstrations in California and across the nation. The protests erupted about a week ago after Minneapolis police killed George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, on Memorial Day.