Press Release

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

(Sacramento) – Several lawmakers, including California State Assemblymember Rob Bonta D-Oakland, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and 10 other California mayors gathered at the State Capital to urge the State Legislature to take action to alleviate the burden of high housing costs in California. Lawmakers agree we have a housing crisis on our hands and there is an urgent need for more affordable housing in California. “Housing is not a partisan issue,” said Assemblymember Bonta. “Urgent help is needed now.

Monday, August 28, 2017

By Rob Bonta

California’s housing crisis has become an out-of-control car rolling downhill and gaining speed. The ability of middle and low-income people to secure affordable shelter, a basic human need and right, has been moving further out of reach. Together, my colleagues and I must take action this week.

Friday, August 25, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) is working with Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., State Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye and Senator Bob Hertzberg on reforms to California's bail system that prioritize public safety and cost-efficiency. “For too long because of our fundamentally broken money bail system untold numbers of Californians have been denied justice,” says Assemblymember Bonta.

Friday, August 25, 2017


SACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Senator Bob Hertzberg and Assemblymember Rob Bonta today committed to working together on reforms to California's bail system that prioritize public safety and cost-efficiency. 

Discussions regarding the current legislation - SB 10, the California Money Bail Reform Act of 2017, authored by Senator Hertzberg and Assemblymember Bonta - will continue throughout the fall and the bill will be revisited early next year, in the second year of the two-year legislative session.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

I appeared on MSNBC's The Beat With Ari Melber today to talk about our movement to pass bail reform in California which will provide greater justice and greater public safety.

Monday, August 21, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) co-authored Assembly Joint Resolution 20 to reaffirm California’s leadership in the fight against climate change and its willingness to work with the rest of the world to stop “the existential crisis of our time.”  “As our federal government declines to protect our communities from rising sea levels, heat islands and polluted air, it is important that California step up meet these challenges head on,” Assemblymember Bonta said as the Assembly prepared to vote on AJR 20.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) played a small role in a new short film that debuted at the California State Fair called The Best of California: Celebrating Farm Workers’ Rich Contributions to Food and Agriculture. You can watch the uplifting story of the land and people who produce our agricultural bounty in this Assembly Assets video.