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VOX: California just passed a law requiring more women on boards. It matters, even if it fails.
October 3, 2018

By Emily Stewart

Women are dramatically outnumbered on the boards of directors for the...

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Senate Leader Atkins Opposes Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh
September 28, 2018

Senate Leader Atkins Opposes Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore...


Senator Toni Atkins

21 hours 58 min ago
Proud to administer the oath-of-office to new attorney, Kimberley Beatty. Also want to thank her for her continued…

Senator Toni Atkins

1 day 1 hour ago
This article is disturbing. Trans Americans are our family, friends, neighbors & coworkers. Trans people d…

Senator Toni Atkins

1 day 1 hour ago
I’ve always been an avid reader, so libraries have been longtime friends of mine! I encourage everyone to spend som…

Senator Toni Atkins

2 days 1 hour ago
Congratulations BAPAC on the celebration of your 40th Anniversary! I'm glad it was hosted in my hometown of San Die…

Senator Toni Atkins

3 days 21 hours ago
Congratulations to my friend, the Hon. Leon Williams, who just received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fri…

Senator Toni Atkins

3 days 23 hours ago
Today is in observance of ! Mammograms can often detect…

Senator Toni Atkins

4 days 19 hours ago
During please join me in recognizing gender-based violence, supporting survivors an…

Senator Toni Atkins

4 days 20 hours ago
Did you participate in The Great California Shake Out today? Are you prepared to survive and recover quickly from a…

Senator Toni Atkins

4 days 21 hours ago
Congratulations to Lisa Barkett, Donald Mosier and Frederick Schenk for their appointment to the 22nd District Agri…

Senator Toni Atkins

5 days 21 hours ago
Extending my condolences to Lt. Col. Seth Nehring’s loved ones. Cannot commend him enough for his bravery and servi…

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About Senator Atkins

Senator Toni G. AtkinsToni G. Atkins was born and raised in southwestern Virginia, the daughter of a miner and a seamstress, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia.

In 1985, she moved across the country to San Diego, Calif., to help care for her sister’s young son while her sister served in the U.S. Navy. In San Diego, before becoming involved in public service, she worked as director of clinic services at Womancare Health Center. Read full bio


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