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Advocates turn to public health approach to combat anti-Asian hate

ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Stop AAPI Hate has become a leading force in tracking and addressing the rise in anti-Asian attacks in communities across the country.

The leaders behind this group are taking to the California legislature to turn this community-driven effort into legislation with its No Place for Hate policy initiative.

California lawmaker reveals abortion as more women speak out

Taiwan News

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California legislator who is the wife of state Attorney General Rob Bonta disclosed Tuesday that she had an abortion as a 21-year old.

Democratic Assemblywoman Mia Bonta joins a growing number of public officials, celebrities and musicians who have discussed their experiences after a leaked draft opinion suggested that the U.S. Supreme Court could strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.

'He held my hand.' Bontas share abortion story, push for California reproductive rights

Lindsey Holden, Sacramento Bee

California’s efforts to become an abortion care sanctuary is personal for some leaders — one of whom shared her story as part of a statewide push to strengthen access to reproductive healthcare.

Assemblywoman Mia Bonta, D-Oakland, revealed at a news conference Tuesday that she had an abortion at age 21, as she was finishing her degree at Yale University and starting her first job.

California Lawmaker Mia Bonta Reveals Abortion as More Women Speak Out

NBC 5 Chicago

Democratic Assemblywoman Mia Bonta, who is married to state Attorney General Rob Bonta, joins a growing number of public officials, celebrities and musicians who have discussed their experiences

California legislator who is married to state Attorney General Rob Bonta disclosed Tuesday that she had an abortion as a 21-year old.

California lawmaker reveals abortion as more women speak out

Bonta says obtaining the abortion allowed her to break a "cycle of poverty in my family."

ABC 10 News

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California legislator who is the wife of state Attorney General Rob Bonta disclosed Tuesday that she had an abortion as a 21-year old.

Democratic Assemblywoman Mia Bonta joins a growing number of public officials, celebrities and musicians who have discussed their experiences after a leaked draft opinion suggested that the U.S. Supreme Court could strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.

California lawmaker reveals abortion as more women speak out

Seattle Times / Associated Press

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California legislator who is the wife of state Attorney General Rob Bonta disclosed Tuesday that she had an abortion as a 21-year-old.

Democratic Assemblywoman Mia Bonta joins a growing number of public officials, celebrities and musicians who have discussed their experiences after a leaked draft opinion suggested that the U.S. Supreme Court could strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.

Support Two Bills In The Legislature To Stop AAPI Hate Crimes

With safety and health constantly being compromised, these bills can't come soon enough for Asian American and Pacific Islanders.

Guest Commentary, CalMatters

Camille Serrano is the Southern California Fellow for IGNITE, a young women's political leadership program based in Oakland.

 

As a woman with dual Asian and Pacific Islander heritage, I saw an uptick in hate crimes during the COVID-19 pandemic. It happened to me while I was walking a few minutes to the bus stop in Koreatown in Los Angeles. People shouted at and threatened me on my way to work.

California Cannabis Department Proposes New Regulatory Changes

The California Department of Cannabis Control is proposing a variety of new changes to “streamline and simplify” the state’s cannabis industry.

Nicole Potter, High Times

 

The California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) announced on March 4 that it was releasing a list of changes to the state’s regulations on cannabis. According to a press release, these changes intend to “streamline and simplify” existing cannabis regulations, as well as “enhance consumer protections and make permanent changes that are currently in effect as emergency regulations.”

Mia Bonta introduces fix to Surplus Lands Act for Alameda Point

An amendment to the California Surplus Lands Act that went into effect in January 2020 brought long-term leasing and land sales at Alameda Point to a screeching halt for two years.  The new law mandated that no government-owned land could be sold, or leased for more than a year, without first offering the land to affordable housing providers on a state clearinghouse.  After the city listed six initial sites on the clearinghouse, the process ended in January 2022 without yielding one single unit of additional housing of any type.