Assemblymember Bonta and Legislative colleagues are fighting to stop the deportation of Kao Ta Saelee, a Californian who bravely served as an inmate firefighter. He served his time, earned his release, but when he was due to be set free, the state voluntarily handed him over to ICE where he now faces deportation to a country he fled as a refugee with his family at the age of 2. We are calling for the Governor to pardon Mr. Saelee.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) called today’s signing of AB 3228 by Governor Gavin Newsom a huge victory for human rights that will move California closer to stopping a health and welfare crisis inside ICE’s privately-run detention facilities in California.
Thank you for supporting my AB 3228. This bill provides accountability and oversight of for-profit, private detention facilities in California. We must ensure the health, safety, and well-being of Californians and make sure they are safe from COVID-19.
Below is a sample letter you may use or modify to send to Gov. Gavin Newsom asking him to sign AB 3228. It's important that you electronically submit your letter immediately. The Governor could make a decision on AB 3228 at any moment. The deadline for him to make a decision on the bill is September 30th.
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and more than a dozen fellow lawmakers have introduced legislation that would establish a first-in-the-nation net worth tax. This proposed wealth tax would generate an estimated $7.5 billion per year for California’s vital needs like education, housing, health care, and other state services.
The California Wealth Tax (AB 2088 as amended) would apply a 0.4% tax on the portion of a taxpayer's net worth that exceeds $30 million. (approximately 30,400 people.)
I have been demanding greater action and responsiveness from the state EDD for millions of Californians seeking unemployment benefits.
The failings are obvious to far too many Californians. My office has been working to assist hundreds of constituents who have been caught in this ineffective and often unresponsive system. I want to raise up their voices.