Press Release

Thursday, April 12, 2018

(Sacramento)  – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), along with legendary United Farm Worker co-founder and organizer Dolores Huerta, are requesting two million dollars of state funding for youth programs. Assemblymember Bonta told reporters he’s proud of the collaboration between Huerta’s Foundation and the Oakland-based MLK Freedom Center, “The Youth and Family Civic Engagement Initiative, which is a partnership between the Dolores Huerta Foundation in Bakersfield and the Martin Luther King Jr.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) joined other lawmakers and children and environmental advocates to announce a package of bills to address the toxic lead paint problem in millions of California homes. The legislative package will safeguard children from the health consequences of toxic lead paint, remove hurdles from holding paint companies responsible, and protect homeowners from threats of frivolous lawsuits from giant paint companies.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D- Oakland) wrote new legislation to raise the age to purchase long guns such as rifles and shotguns from 18 to 21. “California already wisely mandates that someone be at least 21 years of age to purchase a handgun,” said Assemblymember Bonta. “It’s time to extend that common-sense law to long guns in order to enhance public safety.” Find out more about Assembly Bill 3 in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/bonta

Thursday, March 8, 2018

AB 3 Would Mirror Existing Laws for Purchasing Handguns

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D- Oakland) announced legislation Thursday to raise the age to purchase long guns such as rifles and shotguns from 18 to 21.

 “California already wisely mandates that someone be at least 21 years of age to purchase a handgun,” said Assemblymember Bonta. “It’s time to extend that common-sense law to long guns in order to enhance public safety.”

Thursday, March 1, 2018

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) is the joint author of Assembly Bill 2772, a measure that will make Ethnic Studies a requirement for high school graduation. The legislation was announced on March 1 as it is the 50th anniversary of the East Los Angeles Student Walkout demanding ethnic educational equity. “We have come a long way, however, we have a long way to go,” stated Bonta. To learn more about the issue and hear all of Assemblymember Bonta’s comments, please watch this Assembly Access video.