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Senate Leader Atkins Welcomes Newly Appointed UC President Drake, Thanks Napolitano for Service
July 7, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) released the following statement on the changing of...


July 2020 Newsletter
July 1, 2020

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. This July, as we build on the momentum of recent weeks, and work to make real progress in dismantling...

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Senate Leader Atkins: Supreme Court Upholds Women’s Rights in Abortion Case Decision Released Today
June 29, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Senate President pro Tempore Toni G.


Senator Toni Atkins

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RT : Join us at this time tomorrow with San Diego Museum of Art for a presentation of the permanent collections of…

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15 hours 13 min ago
Four cities in SD 39 have been awarded a total of $738,000 from the Prop 68 Grant to improve local pa…

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1 day 16 hours ago
Typically, kicks off by celebrating women & the LGBTQ community, and recognizing the unique…

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1 day 18 hours ago
I admire for sharing his story and I extend my best wishes to him. He's right. We need to do bet…

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1 day 19 hours ago
Small businesses are the cornerstones of our communities & our economy, which is why helping them through

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RT : IMPORTANT REMINDER: You still have time to file your state and federal tax returns for 2019. Tax Day is July 15!…

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2 days 14 hours ago
Sincere thanks to outgoing President Janet Napolitano for her leadership over the past seven years.…

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2 days 22 hours ago
Like much of 2020, San Diego Pride is virtual. But that doesn’t mean it’s sparse. has a robust line…

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3 days 14 hours ago
With San Diego joining the statewide list of counties being monitored for , as of midnight tonight, certain…

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3 days 23 hours ago
If you have participated in recent protests, helped at community cleanups, or have been in public spaces where you…

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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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