Black and Puerto Rican Caucus – Connecticut General Assembly

The Connecticut Legislative Black & Puerto Rican Caucus was formed in 1976 to promote and assist minorities in becoming more actively involved in the political process, in attaining political office and to raise the economic potential for minorities and empowerment of the minority community in the state.

Membership is comprised of Black and Latino members of the Connecticut General Assembly; 23 Representatives and 6 Senators. The Caucus members carry on a tradition of representing minority constituents to the best of their abilities, as well as, working towards the common good of all citizens and residents of Connecticut.

  1. To seek the fulfillment of goals and aspirations of African American,  Asian Pacific American, Latino and Puerto Rican American communities.
  2. To research and plan the appropriate administrative actions designed to improve the living, housing, working, health, educational and economic conditions of African American,  Asian Pacific American, Latino and Puerto Rican Americans.
  3. To combat community deterioration in African American,  Asian Pacific American, Latino and Puerto Rican American communities, thereby, lessening the burden on local government.
  4. To develop knowledge and understanding of the problems, concerns and conditions facing African American,  Asian Pacific American, Latino and Puerto Rican Americans, as well as, the strategies to improve these problems.
  5. To seek and to foster interstate cooperation and to advance the effectiveness, independence and integrity of respective legislatures as equal, coordinated branches of government in states, territories, possessions and commonwealths of the United States of America.
  6. To stimulate and develop economic growth of minority-owned and operated businesses within the African American,  Asian Pacific American, Latino and Puerto Rican American communities.
  7. To expand the occupational and educational outlook for the African American,  Asian Pacific American, Latino and Puerto Rican American communities.
  8. To network within governmental agencies, organizations, associations and/or individuals, including the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL), the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) and the National Latino Elected Officials (NLEO), in order to improve the plight of the African American,  Asian Pacific American, Latino and Puerto Rican American communities.