Press Release

Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The San Francisco Chronicle

By Amber Maltbie and Rob Bonta

The November elections delivered a strong message that a new generation of female leaders is ready and motivated to seek elected office. Women will make up 30 percent of the incoming California Legislature. While that’s a significant improvement from the 23 percent representation just a few months ago, and it is mirrored at the city level, where California women hold 31 percent of elected seats, it is still well below gender parity.

In California’s 10 largest cities, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and San Francisco Mayor London Breed are the only female mayors.

There are many ways to help bring about more parity. One solution would allow candidates to use campaign funds for child care.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Bills Would End Incarceration of State Inmates in For-Profit, Private Prisons and Require CalSTRS and CalPERS to Divest Holdings

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) introduced two important pieces of legislation today shortly after the legislature adjourned session. The first bill, AB 32, would prohibit California’s use of for-profit, private prisons and the second bill, AB 33, would require California’s public retirement funds (CalPERS and CalSTRS) to divest their holdings in for-profit, private prisons.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

For Immediate Release:

Sacramento – Assemblymember Rob Bonta, Chair of the California Asian Pacific Islander (API) Legislative Caucus, applauds Governor Brown’s leadership in pardoning deserving Southeast Asian Americans.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Bills Would End Incarceration of State Inmates in For-Profit, Private Prisons and Require CalSTRS and CalPERS to Divest Holdings

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) announced his intention to introduce two important pieces of legislation when the legislature convenes on December 3. The first bill would prohibit California’s use of for-profit, private prisons and the second bill would require California’s public retirement funds (CalPERS and CalSTRS) to divest their holdings in for-profit, private prisons.