Thursday, January 17, 2013

(Sacramento) – Many families in California may think that college is out of reach for their students.  California State Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) wants to let those students know that Cal Grants can help them achieve their dreams of a college education.  In this public service announcement, Assemblymember Bonta encourages students and their families to apply for Cal Grants and reminds them that the deadline for applications is March 2.  Learn more in this Assembly Access Video.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

AB 123 Recognizes Important Contributions of Filipinos

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) was proud to introduce AB 123 this week, a bill to require school districts to include within their social study instruction the contributions of Filipino Americans to the farm labor movement in California.  

Assemblymember Bonta explained that the goal of AB 123 is to supplement California’s rich farm worker history with the contributions of the Filipinos and the Filipino American community. “The Filipino American population composes the second largest Asian population in California and continues to grow; yet the story of Filipinos and their crucial efforts to the farm labor movement is an untold part of California history.  

Friday, January 11, 2013

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) released the following statement following Governor Brown’s presentation of the 2013/2014 Budget Proposal:

“The proposed budget addresses many of the issues I know are important to Californians and residents of the 18th Assembly District.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) denounced the hate mail recently directed to the Filipino American community in the American Canyon area of Northern California:

“The letter sent to residents of American Canyon is very upsetting.  Although we have made a great deal of progress toward eliminating racism in our state, events like this one make it clear that there is still a lot of work to be done.  No one should ever be subjected to the kind of hatred contained in that letter.  This behavior will not be tolerated in our state,” Bonta explained.

Monday, January 7, 2013

(Oakland-CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) was proud today to introduce his first measure in the Assembly. The bill, AB 59, clarifies that existing law authorizes school districts to assess parcel taxes in accordance with uniform property classifications.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Assemblymember Rob Bonta is pleased to announce the availability of applications for the Young Women’s Political Leadership Program (YWPL).

The YWPL is a program that introduces young women in high school between grades 9-12 to the power and potential of political leadership. The program includes an intensive, one-day training at the University of Southern California (USC) on Saturday, February 9, 2013, and will be hosted in association with USC’s Unruh Institute of Politics, California Women Lead and USC’s Women’s Student Assembly.

Monday, January 7, 2013

(OAKLAND, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) was proud to participate in today’s press conference to unveil Assemblymember Nancy Skinner’s AB 48, for which he serves as a co-author. AB 48 seeks to curb gun violence by regulating and tightening ammunition sales in California and preventing the use of high-capacity magazines.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) is proud to announce that Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez appointed him to five Assembly committees of great importance to Oakland, Alameda and San Leandro. In addition to his Chairmanship of the Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security Committee, Bonta will serve on the following committees: Health, Transportation, Banking and Finance, and Elections and Redistricting.

Friday, December 7, 2012

(Sacramento) – An historic freshman class of 39 new California State Assemblymembers were seated at the State Capitol for the 2013-14 session.  Newly sworn-in Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) was excited to start working to build a better California.  Assemblymember Bonta’s top priorities include public education, public safety, social services and the economy.  Learn more in this Assembly Access Video.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Alameda) was sworn in today as the Assemblymember in the 18th Assembly District, which includes Alameda, Oakland and San Leandro.

“I am truly honored that the voters put their trust in me to represent this new district,” said Bonta. “Every day I serve in office will be a day of work on their behalf.