Touting the enlarged size of a committee devoted to California’s minority males, lawmakers on Tuesday stressed priorities that include nondiscriminatory policing and sending more money to schools with high minority populations.
While the Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color had existed, it has grown this session to include an additional 11 lawmakers, known as “alliance members,” who are not formally on the committee but are invited to hearings, staff briefings and events like Tuesday’s news conference. Legislators said their inclusion reflected enormous interest in the committee’s work.
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