Press Releases

Thursday, March 23, 2017


Legislation Bars Corporate Profiting From Imprisoning Californians

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Legislation would create age-appropriate prevention instruction for students

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) has introduced AB 918, the ‘California Voting For All Act,’ which would make California the nationwide leader in providing language assistance to limited-English proficient voters. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) has introduced AB 1038, which will create a Blue-Ribbon Commission to develop a pathway for implementing universal, tuition-free higher education in California.

At a time when there are near-continuous tuition increases, Assemblymember Bonta’s bill will design a system that would allow all Californians to have access to earn a college degree regardless of their income.

Friday, February 10, 2017

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) introduced his bill, AB 423, to amend the Ellis Act to allow the City of Oakland to preserve its residential hotels and prevent displacement of low income community members. The Ellis Act allows landlords to evict tenants in order to go out of business, sell or convert their building into other uses.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

(Sacramento, CA) – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) released the following statement regarding his immigration bill, AB 3, passing out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee:

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Public defender's offices across California are in need of immigration law training and resources, a demand that a state lawmaker says has been made more pressing under President Donald Trump and his threat of massive deportations.

Speaking before members of the Assembly Public Safety Committee on Monday, Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) urged support for a bill that he said would provide critical immigration resources to criminal defense lawyers working on the front lines. His legislation seeks to create regional and statewide resource centers to provide immigration law training and advice for court-appointed criminal defense attorneys.