Press Release

Thursday, February 1, 2018

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) praised Rosa Park’s courage and bravery as the State Assembly passed House Resolution 73 celebrating what would be Ms. Park’s 105th Birthday on February 5th. HR 73 states “Rosa Parks is honored as the “Mother of the Modern Day Civil Rights Movement,” because her deliberate act of defiance began a movement that ended legal segregation in our country and made her an inspiration to freedom-loving people throughout the world.” To see Assemblymember Bonta’s full statement watch this Assembly Access video.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

(Sacramento) - Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) brought Assembly Concurrent Resolution 140 to the Assembly Floor today declaring January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. “This January, the proclamation of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, along with statewide implementation of human trafficking awareness prevention, education, and training, will continue to make California a national and global leader in the fight against human trafficking. For more of Assemblymember Bonta’s presentation, watch this Assembly Access Video 

Monday, January 29, 2018

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) spoke on the Assembly Floor today as a joint-author in support of Assembly Bill 11, a measure to require developmental screening for children from zero to three years of age under the Early, and Periodic, Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment Program. “Now some of our most vulnerable children will have a head start, a fair start, and an early start in life,” Bonta said. To see Assemblymember Bonta’s comments watch this Assembly Access Video

Friday, January 26, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) introduced AB 1871, which would require charter schools to provide each needy student with one nutritionally adequate meal each school day.

“Hungry students cannot learn effectively,” said Bonta. “School meals are essential to supporting the academic achievement and well-being of students, particularly low-income students who may not otherwise have adequate access to nutritious meals.”

Thursday, January 25, 2018

(Sacramento )  - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) responded positively to Governor Brown’s State of the State address. “He was inspiring and hopeful. A leader looking forward, not looking back. His priorities are my priorities, though there are some issues I wished he talked about more.” Assemblymember Bonta said. Watch this Assembly Access video to see more of Assemblymember Bonta’s reaction.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

AB 1927 Allows People Fearing Suicide to Voluntarily Suspend Gun Purchasing Ability

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) introduced AB 1927, which will allow people fearing suicide to voluntarily and confidentially submit their own names to California’s background check system to prevent themselves from purchasing a gun. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), Chair of the Assembly Asian-Pacific Islander Caucus, said today that “protecting Dreamers means protecting our California dream.” At a press conference attended by Chairs of the Assembly caucuses, all spoke of the need to not use California Dreamers as a “bargaining chip” in the immigration debate. “This is a full frontal assault on students, homeowners, veterans, taxpayers all living the California dream. ‘We urge Congress to pass the Dream Act……We will keep fighting for every Californians right to dream.” Bonta concluded.