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(Sacramento) – As the California Assembly convened it’s 2014 session, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) and his colleagues adjourned floor session in memory of the late President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. Speaker Pérez recalled how he and millions of others “felt a profound sense of loss and sorrow after the passing of a man whose life was spent serving the cause of justice.” The Speaker went on to talk about how Mandela’s imprisonment led to student protests at UC Berkeley and other campuses that led to divestiture of billions of dollars in investment from apartheid South Africa. Assemblymembers Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) and Cheryl Brown (D-San Bernardino) – as well as several other Assemblymembers - also spoke eloquently about the legacy of Mandela. Here’s more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/speaker