SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) called today’s signing of AB 3228 by Governor Gavin Newsom a huge victory for human rights that will move California closer to stopping a health and welfare crisis inside ICE’s privately-run detention facilities in California.
Thank you for supporting my AB 3228. This bill provides accountability and oversight of for-profit, private detention facilities in California. We must ensure the health, safety, and well-being of Californians and make sure they are safe from COVID-19.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) Issued the following statement on AB 3088 Tenant Protection Agreement:
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and more than a dozen fellow lawmakers have introduced legislation that would establish a first-in-the-nation net worth tax. This proposed wealth tax would generate an estimated $7.5 billion per year for California’s vital needs like education, housing, health care, and other state services.
I have been demanding greater action and responsiveness from the state EDD for millions of Californians seeking unemployment benefits.
The failings are obvious to far too many Californians. My office has been working to assist hundreds of constituents who have been caught in this ineffective and often unresponsive system. I want to raise up their voices.
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) issued the following statement on Gov. Newsom's Action to Address COVID-19 Crisis in State Prisons:
Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and colleagues send letter to Governor Gavin Newsom calling for an end to transfers of Californians from prison and jails into ICE custody.
SACRAMENTO - Statement from Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and California Medical Association President Peter N. Bretan M.D.:
“President Trump’s racist dog whistle remarks have no place in our politics or in the house of medicine.
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) announced he will be introducing legislation that will help end discriminatory 911 calls motivated by an individual's race, religion, sex, or any other protected class by designating such reports as a hate crime. The legislation will also provide a civil remedy for those harmed by discriminatory 911 calls.
Often, especially in good economic times, budgets can be powerful instruments to improve lives, advance values, and change trajectories. But in trying and unprecedented economic times like this, we must make sure our budget also serves as a tool of protection, preservation, and provision.